Tag Archives: City of Portland

Frog Ferry makes plea for city dollars before budget vote

State Library Ed. Note: Please contact the State Library to request this article if you are unable to access.  503-378-8800, library.help@state.or.us Founder Susan Bladholm says project may lose out on state funds if Portland pulls $200,000 grant. It’s a sink-or-swim moment for the fledgling ferry service between Portland and Vancouver. Portland City Council will vote […]
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Portland Drafts Ordinance To Crackdown On Airbnb

Portland’s mayor is planning to introduce an ordinance that would force online short-term rental companies like Airbnb to take down unpermitted rentals. The proposed crackdown in Portland follows a federal court ruling in March that dealt a legal blow to Airbnb’s long-held position that it is not responsible for policing unpermitted listings on its site. Source: Portland Drafts Ordinance To Crackdown […]
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Frog Ferry makes plea for city dollars before budget vote

Founder Susan Bladholm says project may lose out on state funds if Portland pulls $200,000 grant. It’s a sink-or-swim moment for the fledgling ferry service between Portland and Vancouver. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Frog Ferry makes plea for city dollars before budget vote

Portland’s Cannabis Taxes Were Mostly Used to Backfill Police Budgets

They didn’t result in more DUII enforcement. Commissioner Chloe Eudaly thinks that’s ridiculous. Portland voters approved a 3 percent sales tax on cannabis in 2016. At the Portland City Council’s 2020 budget work session May 14, the city auditor revealed that $2 million of the cannabis tax was used to backfill the Portland Police Bureau’s […]
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City Council Considers Proposal For Portland Harbor Cleanup Fund

Portland City Council is considering a new agreement with the state of Oregon to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund site. In a meeting Wednesday, city commissioners were presented with the plan, which will provide a fund to start planning and designing cleanup projects. Source: City Council Considers Proposal For Portland Harbor Cleanup Fund . […]
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Portland Leaders Debate Lopsided Distribution Of Cannabis Tax Dollars .

There’s a bright spot in Portland’s annual budget: higher-than-anticipated revenue from cannabis taxes. But three years after voters approved the 3% tax, City Council is still figuring out how to spend it. Source: Portland Leaders Debate Lopsided Distribution Of Cannabis Tax Dollars . News | OPB

Oregon disability group ‘deeply concerned’ by e-scooters

Disability Rights Oregon says new rules at Portland Bureau of Transportation limit transparency. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon disability group ‘deeply concerned’ by e-scooters

Portland, State Of Oregon Team Up To Pay For Willamette River Superfund Cleaning

The city of Portland and the state of Oregon say they’re partnering to tackle the Portland Harbor cleanup efforts. Last December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the entire Portland Harbor site must meet certain goals toward figuring out a cleanup plan by the end of 2019. The cleanup site spans about 10 […]
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Disability Rights Oregon Says it Will Consider Legal Action if City Doesn’t Fix E-Scooter Complaint Process

“If they fail to take these concerns seriously then, yes, we will be forced to consider litigation. We hope we don’t have go there.” Portland advocacy group Disability Rights Oregon isn’t happy with the structure of the new e-scooter pilot program. The city’s second scooter trial program started April 26, and this time around the Portland Bureau […]
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Title IX Changes | Speed Limits – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We talk with the University of Oregon’s Title IX Coordinator Darci Heroy about the changes the campus has made to the process of reporting discrimination, sexual harassment and gender-based violence. UO has just sent out a student survey to inform the administration on how it can better respond to and support students. And we get […]
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