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Finance agreement approved by Portland City Council

OCC hotelThe Portland City Council voted 3-1, with Commissioner Dan Saltzman absent and Commissioner Steve Novick dissenting, to approve an agreement modifying a fund that handles regional tourism promotion.

Multnomah County greenlights hotel finance plan

hotelPlans for a $198 million Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center inched forward Thursday after two unanimous approvals from the Multnomah County Commission.

Easy-to-use bike share gives locals, tourists new ways to get around

BikeshareWith the help of a $2 million grant of federal funds through Metro, Portland's bike share system is on track to launch next year. How do similar systems in Washington, D.C., and New York work? And what do riders think?

Economy and equity highlight council discussion on Climate Smart criteria

Under the criteria, to be used as part of evaluating the Climate Smart Communities scenarios, Metro staffers will look at how proposals for curbing tailpipe emissions would affect things like the economy, public health and social equity.

Regional leaders say tailpipe project goals match with community visions

Several representatives to a region-wide advisory committee said Wednesday that Metro's Climate Smart Communities program is about more than tailpipe emissions, saying it's about what citizens want in their communities.

Former councilor Ed Washington talks about his experiences with racism in Oregon

Ed WashingtonWashington, who served on the Metro Council from 1991 to 2001, gave a presentation Thursday about Oregon's history of racism in a Metro Council chamber packed with employees and guests.