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.
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The fenced-off empty lot next to Eichler Park in Beaverton may look about the same as it has for years. But for staff at Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the unassuming enclosure, formerly a gas station, just became a lot more promising.
The approval of the allocation of Regional Flexible Funds for 2016-2018 was expected, but it came with a rebuke of state highway funding priorities from one Metro councilor.
Collaboration between Metro and certified MWESB contractors – minority-owned, women-owned or emerging small businesses – will be made easier starting this month, thanks to an online tool designed to more easily connect the two.
Visitors to the Oregon Convention Center will have free access to the region's transit system after Metro councilors approved a deal with TriMet on Thursday.
Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee, or TPAC, is seeking volunteers interested in transportation issues. Three community-member appointments are open for two-year terms starting in January. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 18, 2013. The Metro Council expects to make the appointments in November.
The 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.
Plans for a $198 million Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center inched forward Thursday after two unanimous approvals from the Multnomah County Commission.
An agreement to help pay for construction of a Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center is apparently one step closer to approval, with the Multnomah County Commission poised to OK the deal.
Metro Auditor Suzanne Flynn, the regional government's independently-elected auditor, released the follow up to a 2010 audit that also called for greater measurement of transit development success.