Portland City Council
Portland camping ban proposal draws strong opposition in marathon meeting
The Portland City Council heard hours of testimony about a controversial plan to ban tent camping across the city for much of the day.
Portland leaders debating end of joint county homeless service agency
The agency that oversees Multnomah County’s homelessness response is at risk of losing key support from one of its founding members: the city of Portland.
Commissioner Dan Ryan on transparency in Portland’s government
The Portland City Council voted last month to indefinitely table a proposal from the city auditor to create a new transparency advocate position. Instead, they passed a different transparency resolution introduced by Commissioner Dan Ryan.
Outgoing Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty reflects on Portland election results
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty joins us to share her thoughts on the most recent election and the future of the city.
Weekday Wrap: Oregon seeks help drafting psilocybin rules; housing Clark County’s homeless women veterans; Goonies house in Astoria for sale
In other news, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will reassign Portland bureaus to City Council members and mussel harvesting reopens along Oregon Coast.
How thousands of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s texts were missing for years
An OPB investigation found Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and his staff sent and received thousands of text messages between 2017 and 2021 that were never available to people requesting city records. Thousands of messages from Portland elected officials and their staff have been erased in violation of city policy that they be kept permanently. Some experts say the city has now opened the door for every single records request for texts that came in during the mayor’s tenure to be re-examined.
Massive change coming to Portland city government
Voters in Oregon’s largest city ousted an incumbent and agreed to radically remake the city’s form of government and process for electing its leaders.
Gonzalez takes early lead over Hardesty in Portland City Council race
From day one, the council race was dominated by voter concerns over homelessness and crime — two issues that polls show are top of mind for Portland voters.
Portland leaders approve plan to ban homeless camping, create large government-sponsored shelters
Portland leaders approved a controversial plan Thursday to ban unsanctioned camping in the city as constituents seethe over the region’s unabated homeless crisis.
Weekday Wrap: Winter weather preparedness; Clark County sheriff candidate scrutinized; Oregon State Hospital workplace safety
Also inside: Researching "Main Streets" across Oregon and an accusation in the race for Portland City Council position 3.