Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on November 29th, 2006 at 5:10 pm
Today at City Council, Commissioner Sam Adams proposed an amendment to the city budget that would allocate $100,000 in seed money for a “Tour de Portland” style stage race.
This is much less than the amount initially requested by a sub-committee of the fledgling Oregon Bicycle Business Association.
According to a source in Adams’ office, he decided to request a substantially lower amount to increase the likelihood of getting any funding at all (I guess a few million bucks for a bike race was a bit overzealous…but hey, there was no harm in asking).
The amendment (including the $100,000) will now continue to the next phase of the budget process and Mayor Potter will ultimately decide its fate in the next few months.