Tag Archives: City of Portland

Tourism taxes to fund homeless services in Portland housing bond projects

While the mayor is expected to announce Tuesday that the city has identified all 1,300 units that the Portland housing bond is expected to deliver, the county vote two days later would secure the second half of the promise — services for mental health, addiction, employment and other challenges that people who are homeless face […]
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Forum will look at whether all roads lead to congestion pricing

After homelessness and the lack of affordable housing, Portland-area residents routinely rank traffic congestion as one of the biggest problems in the region. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Forum will look at whether all roads lead to congestion pricing

Study: Portland has 10th best public transit system in the nation

Portland’s public transportation system – read, TriMet – ranked 10th best in the nation this year. That’s according to a study released Tuesday by WalletHub, a consumer finance website based in Washington, D.C. Source: Study: Portland has 10th best public transit system in the nation – oregonlive.com

Portland Police Investigate Potential Hate Crime in the Assault of a Lyft Driver By a Passenger

Portland police are investigating the Aug. 6 assault of a ride-share driver as a possible bias crime. Source: Portland Police Investigate Potential Hate Crime in the Assault of a Lyft Driver By a Passenger

Dog’s sudden death after playing at Portland riverfront park prompts concerns about toxic algae

The death of a Portland dog hours after playing in the Willamette River has prompted state health and city parks officials to post warnings about the risks of toxic algae blooms. Nutmeg, a rescue dog, was happiest playing ball. On Sept. 1, she played fetch at Sellwood Riverfront Park, running in and out of the […]
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TriMet trims Barbur light rail funding gap to $400 million, outlines potential savings by eliminating stations

A proposed 12-mile light rail extension to the Bridgeport Village mall now faces a $400 million funding gap, TriMet officials said this week, after planners cleaved tens of millions in potential spending in an attempt to address the financial issue. But even cutting an estimated $62 million from the preliminary budget leaves tough decisions before […]
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Nestle Will Lay Off 53 Oregon Employees By The End Of The Year

Nestle has plans to lay off 53 employees and close its Northeast Portland facility on November 1 Source: Nestle Will Lay Off 53 Oregon Employees By The End Of The Year – Willamette Week

Portland Reaches Rental Data Sharing Agreement With Airbnb .

Portland officials have reached a landmark agreement with one of the largest online vacation rental platforms, Airbnb, that will make it easier to remove listings that violate Portland regulations. Source: Portland Reaches Rental Data Sharing Agreement With Airbnb . News | OPB

Portland Oil Terminal Looks To Pipe Biofuels

Zenith Energy says it wants to add renewable fuels and what it calls “a liquid intermediate” to the list of products it handles at its crude oil terminal in Portland. The Houston-based energy company moves crude oil from rail cars to storage tanks and outgoing ships at its Portland terminal, but the company has been […]
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Portland’s New Public Campaign Financing Software In A Mad Dash To Meet Deadlines

With just weeks to go until candidates can opt in to a new public campaign financing program, the city of Portland, Oregon, is still testing the software that will run it. A recent oversight report shows the software, developed by the nonprofit Civic Software Foundation, is at risk of not being delivered on time before the […]
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