On the below note. What is up with Portland's planning?

Just in the last month:

- historical buildings being razed to make room for condos

- nice bar downtown shut down for two over capacity violations and yet certain bars in Old Town live on

- a certain educational group that recently set up in Portland to produce expensive hyped up lectures were allowed to destroy a floor full of vintage tyling for a pop up shop

And countless more. Is the development commission really so stupid as to allow this shit to happen? Or corrupt (in the case of a major chain that owns said Old Town bars?)