Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 28th, 2007 at 4:13 pm
Could this be the next Mayor of Portland?
City Hall resident/Portland Mercury reporter Scott Moore has the news: Sam Adams will announce his Mayoral bid next Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:30 pm at Roots Organic Brewing Company (1520 SE 7th).
While Adams’ plans come as no surprise, it’s somewhat of a relief to know it’s official. I plan to show up and hope you will too.
In his work as Transportation Commissioner, Adams has proven that he understands the vital role bikes can (and must) play in the future of our transportation system. If he becomes Mayor I have every expectation that he will continue to help take Portland to the next level of bike-friendliness.
Here’s a quote by Adams I dug up from my archives:
“It’s absolutely critical that we continue to be a leader in bike mobility…Bikes have never been more important to this city. It’s an affordable way to get around; in some cases, it’s the most reliable way to get between two places; it’s good for your health; you burn fat instead of oil; and it’s good for the environment.”
It also wouldn’t hurt if his two of his other four City Council colleagues were these guys:
The future looks very interesting… see you Wednesday!