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News Feb 9 12:15 PM

Commissioner Rubio Faces Pushback for Proposal to Support Portland Street Response with Clean Energy Funds

Rubio has offered PSR a lifeline from the Portland Clean Energy Fund. Critics say Rubio is treating PCEF like a slush fund to boost her political aspirations.

News Jan 23 10:54 AM

Key Hire In City’s New Management Team Announced, to the Surprise of City Leaders

Rene Gonzalez appointed a former fire chief to oversee Portland’s public safety bureaus. The mayor’s office says the move was premature.

Top Stories 2023 Dec 30 11:15 AM

The Biggest Portland City Hall News of 2023

This year, the city managed to help and harm the unhoused, while leaning on pre-pandemic work models to try to revitalize downtown.

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News Nov 3 3:46 PM

City Council Won’t Let Go of Bureau Control as Charter Reform Transition Continues

In the race to implement government changes, commissioners break with the mayor over a timeline for bringing in deputy city administrators.

Politics Jun 19 11:22 AM

Portland’s Charter Reform is Moving Full Steam Ahead

Elected leaders would make at least $140K under new salary proposals, while draft voting district maps draw concern over geographic splits.

Housing Mar 15 3:09 PM

Portland City Council Approves Incentives for Office-to-Apartment Building Conversions

Developers say that the tricky redevelopments may still be too cost prohibitive.

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News Feb 22 7:07 PM

Portland City Council Stops Transparency Advocate Proposal from Going to Voters In May

Instead, they proposed (and passed) their own surprise resolution.

City Hall Feb 21 2:35 PM

Will City Council Allow Portlanders to Vote on New Transparency Watchdog?

If approved Wednesday, the proposal would go before Portland voters in May.

News Jan 25 2:14 PM

Following Public Scrutiny, Mayor Wheeler Pivots to Competitive Process for Gunshot Detection Pilot Program

Pilot program will begin in March, pending City Council approval and public input.

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City Hall Jan 25 11:32 AM

Portland Moves a Step Closer to Overhauling Government with a New Voting District Commission

City officials say they are concerned, but on schedule to transition to a new form of government by 2025.

City Hall Jan 14 6:17 PM

Mayor’s Office Warned of Adviser Sam Adams’ Concerning Behavior in 2021

Majority of the allegations that Adams violated the city’s professional conduct rules were recorded a full year before he was allegedly terminated

News Dec 28 12:55 PM

Q&A: Commissioner Rubio on Her First Two Years in Office and Her Role on a New City Council

In January, Rubio will be the most progressive member on Portland City Council. What does that mean to her?

News Dec 15 9:00 AM

Portland Street Response Sees 700 Percent Increase In Workload After Citywide Expansion

The latest report on the first response team exposes weak spots in the rapidly expanding program.

News Dec 14 1:16 PM

How a California Nonprofit Has Shaped City Council's Homeless Encampment Plan

Email records shows how input from an out-of-state organization took precedent over local expertise.

News Dec 2 12:14 PM

Q&A: Small Business Advocate Ashley Henry on How City Money Goes Into the Pockets of the PBA

Henry says city dollars are directly subsidizing the work and the political views of the powerful lobbying group.

News Nov 30 12:30 PM

City Council Passes $27 Million Budget Package to Fund Homeless Encampment Plan

According to the county, the budget package requires cuts that could lead to at least two current homeless shelters shuttering within the year—and the elimination of rent assistance programs.

Housing Nov 17 11:21 AM

City Council Will Threaten to Withhold Homeless Service Funding Unless County Pays for Rental Assistance

Those who've been closely following the city's relationship with the county in recent years consider this a political play.

City Hall Nov 14 3:07 PM

But Wait, There’s More: The Next Phase of Portland Charter Amendments

The Charter Review Commission wants your feedback on another round of potenial amendments.

News Nov 11 2:01 PM

Mayor Proposes First Round of Funding to Run Sanctioned Homeless Encampments

The complete proposal will need significantly more funding—and the buy-in of skeptical neighborhood groups—to be realized.

Housing Nov 3 10:31 AM

Is City Council’s Proposal to Ban Unsheltered Homelessness Legal?

A review of recent cases by attorneys familiar with laws regarding homelessness finds that it might not be.

News Nov 2 11:35 AM

Homeless Portlanders Urge City Officials to Reconsider Mass Encampment Plan

Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Ryan were asked to involve the perspective of homeless Portlanders before passing a plan to criminalize homelessness in Portland.

News Oct 27 4:15 PM

City Council Hears Public Feedback on Proposal to Criminalize Unsheltered Homelessness

City commissioners will hold a final vote on the proposal on Thursday, November 3.

Housing Oct 21 1:52 PM

Wheeler, Ryan Unveil Unfunded Proposal to Criminalize Homelessness

The proposal lacks significant funding, clear support from other government agencies, and interested contractors to carry it out.

News Sep 7 8:00 AM

Why Are Portland's Leaders Opposing Proposed Charter Reforms?

Hint: It might be because the reforms dilute their power.

News Jul 21 4:29 PM

Mayor Wheeler Announces State of Emergency to Streamline Response to Gun Violence

The program directs additional funding to gun violence intervention programs that are already operating within the city.

City Hall Jul 18 4:30 PM

Business Alliance and Others Challenge Ballot Measure That Aims to Redistribute Power in Portland

While once a unifying topic, support for changing Portland’s governance structure has splintered

Cops Sep 13 9:38 AM

Hall Monitor: Risk-Averse

Portland Police—and Politicians—Have Given Protesters Little Reason to Feel Safe