June 4, 2014 | blueoregon.com--Amidst all this debate about whether the street fee proposed by Mayor Charlie Hales is too regressive, or constructed fairly, or should be split residential/business, or whatever, it seems to me that one critically salient element has been missing.
When he ran for Mayor in 2012, Charlie Hales made it very, very clear that he could get on the job of paving our streets -- without any additional funds. He made that point to me in person, over a beer (before I chose to work for Eileen Brady). He made that point in many, many debates and interviews. And he made that point in writing. READ FULL ARTICLE