Portland Tribune
Endorsement for Portland Mayor: Ted Wheeler

Coming into 2020, people expected a monumental election year. What they didn't anticipate were the truly historic developments of the past eight months: a deadly global pandemic, a devastating recession and a national racial-justice reckoning that resulted in 100-plus days of protest in Portland.Read More

All systems go as Better Naito Forever earns unanimous city council support

...Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioners had nothing but praise for the project today. “I think it’s great. I think it’s iconic. I think it’s one of those things that makes Portland really unique and special,” Wheeler said as he described it as a “win-win-win” for Vision Zero, climate action, and public health … Read More

Portland Tribune
Wheeler: Police pursuing shooters, violent protesters

Mayor Ted Wheeler says Portland police are working tirelessly behind the scenes to build solid criminal cases against those behind the spike in shootings and violence at political protests. Wheeler told the Portland Tribune on Monday, Oct. 5, that Police Chief Chuck Lovell has assigned a lieutenant and six officers to investigate the increase in shootings that followed the City Council's decision to disband the Gun Violence Reduction Team.Read More

The Oregonian
Editorial endorsements 2020: Portland’s best choice for mayor is still Ted Wheeler

Just six months ago, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was the picture of effective leadership. Undaunted by the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, he pressed Gov. Kate Brown to take action to limit the virus' spread, patched a $75 million hole in the city’s budget and directed federal coronavirus dollars into front-line relief for businesses and families. It was, as we noted in our endorsement for the May primary, Wheeler at his best – pragmatic and decisive in a time of crisis.Read More

The Skanner
Oregon State Legislators Endorse Ted Wheeler for Portland Mayor

Four current and former state legislators have endorsed Mayor Ted Wheeler for reelection. Former Sen. Margaret Carter, the first African-American woman elected to the legislature, and former Sen. Avel Gordly, the first African-American elected to the state senate, announced for the first time their pick for mayor.Read More

Portland extends eviction protection for renters through Jan. 8

The Portland City Council has voted to extend eviction protections for renters through Jan. 8, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Oregon. The temporary moratorium prevents residential evictions for non-payment of rent and other no-cause evictions and allows for a six-month repayment period for rent payments missed between Oct. 1 and Jan. 8, according to officials.Read More

Portland passes nation’s toughest restriction on facial recognition technology

The Portland City Council has passed the nation’s strictest ban on facial recognition technology, barring the use of the software by city bureaus and restricting its use by private businesses. The ban prohibits city agencies from using facial recognition technology, something cities including Oakland, San Francisco and the Boston suburb of Somerville have also done amid concerns over infringement of people’s privacy and bias in the algorithms.Read More