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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

The Weekly Catch

Poop to Power

Progress on Poop to Power: City’s First Natural Gas Fueling Station

Nick Fish Blog

 

News Release: Commissioner Nick Fish Announces First Milestone in “Poop to Power” Project - Opening of Natural Gas Fueling Station at Wastewater Treatment Plant

BES News

 

Portland Taps Sewage Plant for ‘Poop to Power’ Natural Gas

KGW News

 

New Fueling Station Will Convert Sewage Waste Into Natural Gas for Cars

FOX12 News

 

'Poop to Power Project' Fuels Portland City Vehicles on Natural Gas from Sewage

KATU News

 

Portland's 'Poop to Power' Reaches First Milestone

KOIN6 News

 

Portland Unveils Natural Gas Fueling Station

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal

 

Portland's 'Poop To Power' Project Appears Possible

The Portland Patch

 

Portland Launches Poop to Power Program

Brad Ford on 1190 KEX 

Water

Need Help Paying Your Utility Bill? Applying for Financial Assistance Just Got Easier

The Portland Water Blog

 

Renter Relocation Assistance

Making Renter Relocation Assistance Permanent

Nick Fish Blog

 

Portland's Renter Relocation Policy Is Now Permanent—And Stronger Than Ever

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Makes Permanent Rule That Landlords Must Pay Some Tenants' Moving Costs

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Compromise In The Works On Relocation Aid For Poorest Portland Renters

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

Arts

Meet Portland’s New Creative Laureate: Choreographer Subashini Ganesan

April Baer in OPB News

 

The Only Spring Arts & Culture Guide You Need

The Portland Mercury

In Other News

Gateway to Superfund Site Getting Cleanup Plan

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

City Hall Update: Eudaly Seeks $750,000 to Defend Migrants

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Oregon Businesses Can Benefit from Older Workers

Eric Tegethoff in the Public News Service

The Weekly Catch

OHSU's Druker Gives a First Look at the Knight Cancer Research Building (Photos)

Elizabeth Hayes in the Portland Business Journal

 

Washington Park's 20-Year Master Plan OK'd

Wayne Havrelly in KOIN 6 News

National Student Walk-Out

PPS Reflects on Student Walkouts, Board’s Resolution on Gun Violence in Schools

KATU News

 

Portland Students Call for Reform, Mourn Victims on National Walkout Day

Eder Campuzano in The Oregonian

Water

Portland Water Bureau to Begin Annual Groundwater Maintenance Run

The Portland Water Bureau

 

Water Bureau to Blend Sources During Maintenance Operation

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Discolored Water in Cully Area Due to Firefighting Activity

The Portland Water Bureau

 

Fire Response Causes Discolored Water in NE Portland Neighborhood

KATU News

Arts

At Portland Playhouse, Scarlet Gives Hester Prynne a Voice

Megan Burbank in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Council Approves Spending More for Arts Tax Collections

April Baer in OPB News

 

Portland City Council Axes Limit on Arts Tax Overhead Spending

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian 

In Other News

City Issues Uber a $3.5 Million Ticket

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish Doubles Down on His Argument That More High-End Housing Supply Doesn’t Ease Demand

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Economists Say a Portland City Council Rejection of New Housing Sends Dangerous Signals

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Portland Weighs Reviving Tax Breaks for Rent-Capped Housing

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Our Weed Taxes Are Going Good Places

Josh Jardine in the Portland Mercury

The Weekly Catch

Celebrating a Historic Appointment to the Oregon Supreme Court

Nick Fish Blog

Affordable Housing

Developers Encouraged to Build More Affordable Apartments

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland City Council Seeks to Offer Tax Incentives for Affordable Housing

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Faced with an Affordable Housing 'Crisis', City Increases Developer Incentives

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Council Gives the Go-Ahead to Tax Breaks for Affordable Housing Development (subscriber content)

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

Central City 2035

Portland City Council Reverses Itself, Votes for Taller Buildings at RiverPlace

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Council Reverses Vote, Approves RiverPlace Height Increase

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly Reverses Her Vote and Says Yes to Height for a Possible Kengo Kuma Skyscraper Project

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

Water Bureau

The Numbers Are In: Our Habitat Conservation Efforts are Working

The Portland Water Bureau

 

How One Multi-Family Property Saved Over 11,000 Gallons of Water Per Day

The Portland Water Blog

 

Your Toilet is Feeling Neglected. Here's What You Can Do About It.

The Portland Water Blog

 

Tell Us What You Think: Take the 5-Minute Filtration Survey

The Portland Water Blog

In Other News

In Memoriam: Former RACC Executive Director Bill Bulick

RACC Pressroom

 

Portland City Council Offers Sneak Peek at Driverless Car Debate to Come

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

State Upholds Portland Growth Plan Update

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

PBA Names Next President and CEO

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Firefighters Ask for $3M to Use Toward New Breathing Apparatuses

Kellee Azar in KATU News

 

Mayors Want to Pass Gun Safety Laws, But the NRA And Our State Legislatures Won’t Let Us

Ted Wheeler, Andrew Gillum, and Bill Peduto in USA Today

Celebrating a Historic Appointment to the Oregon Supreme Court

March 23, 2018

Today, Nick had the honor of attending the swearing-in ceremony of Adrienne Nelson, the newest member of the Oregon Supreme Court. Nick was joined by former State Senator Avel Gordly and Pastor T. Allen Bethel.

It was a historic moment because Justice Nelson is the first African-American to serve on our state’s highest court.

Justice Nelson served with distinction as a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge for nearly 12 years, until her appointment by Governor Brown on January 2nd.

Portland’s loss is Oregon’s gain. She will be a great asset to the Court and an inspiration to women and communities of color throughout the state.

Justice Nelson Being Sworn in by Chief Justice Balmer

Justice Nelson Being Sworn in by Chief Justice Balmer

 Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Speaking at the Ceremony  Nick with Former State Senator Avel Gordly and Pastor Bethel

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Speaking at the Ceremony

Nick with Former State Senator Avel Gordly and Pastor Bethel

 

Welcoming Immigrant Youth and Unveiling New Art

March 29, 2018

Today, Nick unveiled a new mural in the City Hall atrium, “Mesopotamians on the Banks of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.”

Since 2016, a group of Iraqi immigrant youth have been learning about their new home by taking part in environmental service projects with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. They paddled local waterways, learned about the unique features of our local environment, and helped with important habitat restoration projects.

The mural, designed by Faisal Ajeel, celebrates their project and the immigrants with images from both Portland and Iraq. The group was excited to visit City Hall and have their art publicly displayed, and Nick proudly welcomed them to our community.

Special thanks to the Bureau of Environmental Services’ Community Watershed Stewardship Program, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and the Iraqi Society of Oregon for their partnership.

Come visit City Hall and take a look at the beautiful art!