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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


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

Utilities Present Their Proposed Budgets

March 30, 2018

Yesterday, the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau presented their proposed budgets during a City Council work session.

The presentations were an opportunity for BES and PWB to share updates, priorities, and goals.

It’s one of the first steps in the City’s extensive budget process. In the coming weeks, Council will hold public meetings to get feedback from the community. Then, the Mayor will draft his proposed budget. And City Council and the public will have additional opportunities to discuss the draft before Council adopts a final budget in May.

Special thanks to BES Director Mike Jordan, PWB Director Mike Stuhr, and all the bureau staff who worked on the proposed budget and today’s presentation. And thanks to our public oversight bodies, the Portland Utility Board and the Oregon Citizens’ Utility Board, for their feedback today and throughout this process.


Environmental Services Budget Presentation


Environmental Services Requested Budget


Water Budget Presentation


Water Requested Budget

The Weekly Catch

Welcoming Immigrant Youth and Unveiling New Art

Nick Fish Blog


Utility Bureaus Present Their Proposed Budgets

Nick Fish Blog


Get Involved: Join the Portland Utility Board

The Portland Water Blog

Build Portland

City Leaders Move Forward with Build Portland Projects

Rachael Rafanelli in KGW News


Portland Council Approves $50 Million To Repair Streets, Sidewalks

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


Ted Wheeler Pushes Debt Financing for $600 Million in City Fixes by 2040

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian


7 Build Portland Projects Headed to City Council

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Council Approves $34 million in Projects for PBOT Through ‘Build Portland’ Program

Jonathan Maus in BikePortland


As Art Galleries Close, Artists Turn to Street Murals to Keep Working in Portland

Amanda Waldroupe in The Oregonian


Residency Program Supports Artists of Color Displaced by Gentrification

Melanie Sevcenko in The Skanner News

In Other News

Joe Donlon Says Goodbye to KGW News Friday

KGW News


178 Parking Spaces and Restored Traffic Flow Are Coming to Washington Park

The Portland Water Blog


Portland City Council Approves RiverPlace Height Increase

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


The City Considers Expanding Upwards in Old Town

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury


Audit Finds Portland's Gang Patrol Officers Disproportionately Target African Americans

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury


Poll: Nearly Half of Lyft, Uber Riders Would Cast Votes to Keep the Company in Portland

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week


County Chair Kafoury Touts Efforts Battling Opioids, Inequity

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune


Shop Local Presents: Employees’ Picks! Part ONE

The Portland Mercury


Shop Local Presents: Employees’ Picks! Part TWO

The Portland Mercury

Nick Participates on KGW Trust in Organizations Panel

April 4, 2018

This morning, Nick was honored to be a panelist for a discussion on trust in business and government.

The discussion was hosted by KGW. It was based on an annual report, the Edelman Trust Barometer Report, an annual global survey that measures public trust of businesses, non-profits, media, and government.

KGW's Brenda Braxton moderated the panel. The panelists were Regina Lawrence from the University of Oregon’s journalism and political communication center, Wei-Li Chong, President of KinderCare preschools, and Stephen Kehoe from Edelman.

You can learn more about the report here or watch the live stream here.

The Weekly Catch

Nick Participates on KGW Trust in Organizations Panel

Nick Fish Blog


Venture Portland Awards $29,700 to 12 Neighborhood Business Districts for Spring and Summer Activities

Venture Portland


Panel Considers Renaming Stark Street After Gay Activist


First Budget Forum

Hundreds Speak Out at Portland's First Community Budget Forum for the Fiscal Year

Catherine Van in KATU News


Hundreds Voice Concerns Over Proposed Budget Cuts

Cole Miller in KOIN 6 News


Mt. Tabor Open House: Help Us Tell the Story of the Mt. Tabor Reservoirs

Portland Water Blog

Vision Zero

Portland Releases New ‘Vision Zero’ Ad Following Deadly Year

Kristian Foden-Vencil in OPB News


'Time to Slow Down': Portland to Blanket City with Vision Zero Ad Campaign

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


20 Mile-Per-Hour Speed Limits on Residential Streets are Now in Effect

Keaton Thomas in KATU News

Fremont Apartments Land Use

Portland City Council Reopens Door for Pearl District Apartment Building Opposed by Neighbors

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian


Council Gives Pearl District Tower Second Chance

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

In Other News

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Peace Message Remembered on 50th Anniversary of his Murder

Douglas Perry in The Oregonian


Economist Reinforces Residential Infill Project

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Sixteen-Story Building Coming to Old Town Chinatown

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s 2nd Annual Crescendo Honors Gala

April 9, 2018

Last Friday, Nick was honored to receive the Community Partner Award at the 2nd Annual Metropolitan Youth Symphony Crescendo Honors Gala.

MYS serves nearly 500 young musicians in our community. They present two awards each year – the Community Partner Award and the Musical Hero Award. The theme of this year’s gala was “Standing for Possibility,” celebrating the importance of community leaders who impact the lives of student musicians.

MYS recognized Nick for of his “tremendous service to the arts as Commissioner, fan, and advocate.”

You can learn more about Metropolitan Youth Symphony here.