Tom Miller speaking at a conference in Salem back in April.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Willamette Week reported on New Year’s Eve that Mayor Charlie Hales has asked Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Director Tom Miller for his resignation. According to the Willamette Week, the resignation letter is due on February 4th, which is the … Read more
Gail Shibley(Photo: Hales campaign) Mayor-elect Charlie Hales has chosen Gail Shibley to be his chief of staff. Shibley has a very impressive background of public service ranging from positions at the city, state, and federal levels. I have not met Shibley, but judging from buzz I’m hearing and from local media reaction to the news, … Read more
Hales told BikePortland he wants, “More bike projects, more sidewalks, more connections for things that aren’t automobiles.”(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Mayor-elect Charlie Hales needs to publicly refute a story by KATU-TV that grossly misrepresents his views on transportation policy. Hales has been aware of the misrepresentation for at least two days now, and yet he … Read more
Top: Fritz (L), Nolan. Bottom: Hales (L), Smith. “The Value of Jobs“, a coalition of Portland-area business groups that includes the Portland Business Alliance, has published its http://www.valueofjobs.com/candidate_ques/index.html for the City Council race between incumbent Amanda Fritz and her challenger Mary Nolan; and the mayoral race between Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Last month, a who’s-who from local active transportation planning and advocacy circles gathered around a table at the Charlie Hales for Mayor campaign headquarters on the central eastside. Hales called the meeting to have a “lively discussion” about walking, bicycling and transit. He asked questions. He took notes. Last night, Hales … Read more
Hales’ campaign website. The Charlie Hales campaign has significantly edited a page on their website that explains the mayoral candidate’s priorities on transportation. Since the end of February, Hales has been parroting themes from an article in The Oregonian that blamed the City’s (alleged) priority on “bike routes” as a main reason why we don’t … Read more
Charlie Hales photographed in my office a few weeks ago.(Photos © J. Maus) Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with candidates for Portland mayor. With the primary elections just about five months away, it’s time to start doing your research and learning more about the people we’ll elect to lead our city.