Portland’s City Council agreed to put new funding toward tools to make the city’s high-crash corridors safer for pedestrians during a final vote Wednesday on the city's $5.7 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
This November, Eudaly lost her seat to former political science professor and civic life employee Mingus Mapps, who handily beat the incumbent by 13 percentage points. Her term officially ends Dec. 31.
With the city council seating a new commission to recommend changes to the charter, it’s likely Portlanders will soon be asked once again to grapple with questions of whether this unusual form of government works — and, if not, what should go in its place.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Thursday, President Trump praised U.S. Marshals who shot and killed a Portland antifascist demonstrator, saying "they didn't want to arrest him."
Portland's elected council members are all white. But many of their employees are not. The frequent, chaotic protests at City Hall have frustrated and even scared some of the people of color who work for the city.