It’s official: Mayor Wheeler adds Sam Adams to his team
Former Portland mayor and transportation commissioner Sam Adams is back. Mayor Ted Wheeler has confirmed a strong hunch we shared earlier this month that Adams would be added to his staff. In a statement published today, Wheeler said Adams will serve as his director of strategic innovations and, “lead work on key second-term policy priorities.”
Mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone addresses off-street path safety concerns
During a live, online conversation with a supporter Monday evening, mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone was asked how she’d address safety concerns and homeless camping on the Springwater Corridor path — an issue that has challenged Portland leaders for nearly a decade. The interview was with Portland-based attorney Alan Kessler. Kessler asked Iannarone to repeat an … Read more
Opinion: Police chief and mayor’s handling of vehicular rampage sets a terrible precedent
Driving through crowds and macing out of vehicles at SW 4th and Washington. pic.twitter.com/dCNJxYlkYn — Cory Elia (@TheRealCoryElia) August 30, 2020
Mayor Wheeler wants your feedback on his ‘Climate Emergency’ declaration
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler released a draft version of his Climate Emergency Declaration (PDF) yesterday. The document sets new goals for carbon emission reduction and it issues a call-to-arms for actions to address climate change impacts with an emphasis on a just transition for “frontline communities” (which are defined as, “Black and Indigenous people, communities … Read more
Mayor Wheeler touts need for better bikeways, transit at ‘Climate Crisis’ panel in DC
What he mentioned, and what he didn’t.
Wheeler, Peterson seize Albina Vision as justification for I-5 freeway expansion
Metro President Lynn Peterson and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler have found a politically convenient way out of the predicament posed by the very unpopular I-5 Rose Quarter Project: the Albina Vision plan. Drowning in a sea of controversy around the idea of expanding a freeway through our central city, both leaders have made this plan … Read more
What’s wrong with SW Jefferson? Plenty, if you ask Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Fish
Everyone’s a transportation engineer.
Mayor Wheeler moves permanent Better Naito talks forward
Options on the table would take space from Waterfront Park.