Portland City Council sends tax levy to November ballot, would fund parks system

Portland City Council members have placed a five-year tax levy on the November 2020 ballot, leaving the question of parks funding in the hands of Portland-area voters this fall. If passed, the proposed levy of $0.80 per $1,000 of assessed value would provide the city’s Parks & Recreation Bureau with approximately $48 million each year on average. That would cost the average Portland homeowner about $11 per month, or more than $130 per year. … Read More

Portland Declares A Climate Emergency

Hours after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly revoked their support from the Interstate 5 Rose Quarter project, a controversial freeway widening project, the council voted to adopt a climate emergency declaration. … Read More

City of Portland, Oregon
City of Portland Response to Homlessness

As we enter this new decade, I am reminded of how much I appreciate your feedback and engagement about how Portland can best alleviate the hardships of our neighbors experiencing homelessness in a compassionate way. Our conversations have been difficult at times, but to comprehensively address homelessness, we must continue to listen and understand one another’s ideas and perspectives so we can collaborate and innovate. … Read More