Election recap: Metro measure loses, Wheeler wins, and Nolan grabs Metro council seat

Posted on November 4th, 2020 at 10:07 am.

He’s back.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The establishment had a good night last night in Portland politics and the outlook for serious transportation reform took a hit as voters opted for a shift to the center.

Metro’s $5 billion funding measure lost by 14 points, earning just 43% support. Incumbent City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly was unseated handily by newcomer Mingus Mapps, Ted Wheeler beat Sarah Iannarone by under 20,000 votes, and the race for Metro Council District 5 wasn’t even close with veteran Democrat establishment politician Mary Nolan beating policy wonk Chris Smith 62% to 37%. [Read more…]

Mapps defeats Eudaly for seat on Portland City Council

Posted on November 3rd, 2020 at 8:54 pm.

Welcome to council, Mingus Mapps.
(Source: Mapps Campaign)

Incumbent Commissioner Chloe Eudaly has lost her seat on City Council. Mingus Mapps, a self-described “daily bike commuter” since the 1980s has won 56% of the vote to Eudaly’s 43% with just over 78% of the votes recorded.

Eudaly, commissioner-in-charge of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, enjoyed broad support among transportation reform advocates. Her Rose Lane Project, which has already installed some bus-priority lanes around the city, was a signature accomplishment. [Read more…]

A ‘cowardly move’: Vote on $18 million in police cuts delayed until after election

Posted on October 29th, 2020 at 3:12 pm.

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty at a rally in downtown Portland on July 17th, 2020.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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First ‘Bike the Vote’ ride set for Tuesday

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 at 2:02 pm.

Lulu Johnson knows how important it is to vote.
(Photo: Kiel Johnson)

This election has many of us on edge. And what better activity to help our moods than a bike ride? Especially one that combines our election enthusiasm with cycling.

Portlander and creative bike activist extraordinaire Kiel Johnson is organizing a ‘Bike the Vote’ ride that will be a combination get-out-the-vote and political advertising campaign. Riders will slow-roll through neighborhoods to remind folks to vote while their bicycles will be adorned with political signs of all stripes.

“While the ride is non-political,” Johnson shared with us, “you are welcome to decorate your bike with signs of campaigns you support and we will have some signs on hand as well.”[Read more…]

Election open thread: Sarah Iannarone or Ted Wheeler for Portland Mayor?

Posted on October 16th, 2020 at 11:47 am.

(Source: Multnomah County Voter Pamplet)

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Guest opinion: It’s time to coalesce around Metro’s transportation measure

Posted on October 16th, 2020 at 8:36 am.

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Election open thread: Chloe Eudaly or Mingus Mapps for City Council?

Posted on October 15th, 2020 at 10:20 am.

(Source: Multnomah County Voter’s Guide)

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The fight over Metro’s moderate transportation measure

Posted on October 15th, 2020 at 9:48 am.

Metro’s funding task force met 22 times between February 2019 and April 2020 to craft the package.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Metro candidate Mary Nolan’s record on freeway expansion projects

Posted on October 14th, 2020 at 11:24 am.

“I trust ODOT to deliver the plan… They’ve made compromises. And I think we should move on.”
— Mary Nolan on I-5 Rose Quarter project (5/5/20)

Mary Nolan

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Blumenauer and Ocasio-Cortez to host climate and housing town hall

Posted on October 14th, 2020 at 9:49 am.

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