More buses. Smarter roads. Better sidewalks and bikeways. All gathered support from the morning gathering of dozens of elected officials. That support isn't surprising. The leaders were spending on a currency of moral imperative, guided by a budget they've already laid out in policies that have been adopted from city councils and county commissions from across the region.
Category: finances and funding
The Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region’s voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and sustainability, a citizen-oversight group reports. At a meeting of the Metro Council yesterday, the Oregon Zoo Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee commended Metro and zoo staff for their effectiveness in implementing a host of projects funded by the community-supported bond measure as well as for its responsiveness in addressing committee recommendations and questions.
Residents of the Portland region could see a decrease in their monthly garbage bill if the Metro Council approves an ordinance this week. But rates for composting will go up as a result of the same action.
Opponents of the finance plan for a proposed hotel near the Oregon Convention Center have turned to a new tool for their opposition to the $198 million project – Oregon Revised Statutes.
Local groups take charge of public transportation as TriMet looks for community partners.
The Columbia River Crossing may be dead, but it'll likely live on in the region's primary transportation plan, at least for another few years.
The Clackamas River gave its best shot at an old bridge near downtown Gladstone, but the old iron hulk might not be down for the count.
On Monday, Multnomah County Judge Eric Bloch ruled that opponents of the proposed Hyatt project couldn't ask Multnomah County voters to override the county commission's approval of a finance plan for the hotel.
The Portland region's government was busy on projects stretching across the area, from studying a transit line to Tualatin, to negotiating to build a hotel in Portland's Lloyd District, to helping with the planning process for a site near Willamette Falls, to figuring out how to curb the region's tailpipe emissions.
Hours after the Multnomah County Commission voted to approve a tax plan to help pay for a new Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center, opponents of the project challenged the board and vowed to refer the decision to the voters.