Dear City of Portland: please find another way to fund things other than bond measures. It's not tenable or fair to keep going back to the same damned well all the time--particularly when PPS alone has a slew of huge consecutive bond measures already in the pipeline to hit over the next 30-50 yrs, and Portland's infrastructure is crumbling all around ('necessitating' yet more bond measures). I wish we'd get a sales tax already and start taking full advantage of our herds of tourists.
I mean, the rub is that if buildings need substantial retrofitting, renovation, or to simply be rebuilt to be earthquake safe, there is no avoiding a massive financial expenditure along with displacement. It's a rock and a hard place situation, but people need to be prepared to pick between current financial and relocation hardships, or future safety.
@2 there are no consequence free solutions.
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