Tag Archives: City of Portland

City to get control of Powell, eventually

Shift intended to improve safety, amenities along heavily used Oregon highway in Southeast Portland, but deatails remain to be worked out The 2017 Oregon Legislature granted the Portland City Council a longtime wish in its $5.3 billion transportation funding package — ownership of an upgraded Southeast Powell Boulevard. Council members have long said Powell would […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Rescinds Announced Veto of Capitol Highway Project

Lawmakers, Portland City Council and Congressman Earl Blumenauer pushed back hard in support of Portland street project. Gov. Kate Brown today abandoned two controversial vetoes she announced last week. The proposed veto that got the most attention was the governor’s line item rejection of a proposed $2.05 million expenditure on safety improvements on Capitol Highway in Southwest […]
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The federal government has cut a five-year program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. Jenny Withycombe was in charge of implementing the program for Portland Public Schools. Source: News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention . Radio | OPB

Blumenauer urges Brown to not veto SW Capitol Highway funds

Congressman says governor is wrong to suggest the safety improvements have not been carefully studied and approved by transportation experts. Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) is urging Gov. Kate Brown to not veto $2 million in state funds for long planned safety improvements on Capitol Highway in Southwest Portland. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Blumenauer […]
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Outgoing Central City Concern director reflects on 25 years of Portland homelessness 

“The opiate addiction has added a new twist,” Ed Blackburn said in an interview with The Oregonian/OregonLive, “especially with the migratory population. The presence of heroin addiction is something I haven’t seen before in the homeless population.” Ed Blackburn retires this year from Central City Concern, one of the city’s largest homeless services organizations. He […]
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Airbnb lobbying Portland to end city inspections of short-term rentals

Bay area company wants to deregulate industry and allow listing companies to handle registration of new hosts. Airbnb is lobbying the Portland City Council to abandon mandatory city inspections of short-term rental properties and allow the company to simply register its own local hosts and then forward that information to the city. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Landlords Appeal Judge’s Approval of Portland’s Renter Relocation Law

Landlords Appeal Judge’s Approval of Portland’s Renter Relocation Law. Portland landlords are continuing their legal fight against the city’s tenant-friendly renter relocation law, arguing that it’s “disguised rent control” that violates the state constitution. Oregon Judge Henry Breithaupt ruled in July that Portland’s renter relocation law was legal. Source: Landlords Appeal Judge’s Approval of Portland’s […]
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These 25 counties are sending the most new residents to Portland

While you had your eye on San Francisco, Phoenix was sending former residents to Portland in droves. The Portland metro area grew from 2.2 million in 2011 to nearly 2.4 million in 2015, and most of that growth comes from people moving to the region from elsewhere. Source: These 25 counties are sending the most […]
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Portland feuds with state agency over local fire safety rule

Portland is standing by its rule that requires large nightclubs to have automatic fire sprinklers after a state agency demanded the city rescind the requirement and pay fines. The state Building Codes Division informed Portland in a July 24 letter that it plans to fine the city at least $20,000 for implementing the sprinkler rule. […]
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Portland OKs filtration of region’s water

– Cities within Washington County get much of their drinking water from Bull Run. – The Portland City Council unanimously voted to authorize the Portland Water Bureau to spend up to $500 million to build a filtration plant to remove a potentially deadly parasite from Bull Run water. The decision could raise water rates as […]
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