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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

50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

April 11, 2018

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. Its main goal is to integrate neighborhoods and end bias in housing.

City Council honored the anniversary with a proclamation, public hearing, and other events throughout the day. Commissioner Fish made brief remarks after Mayor Wheeler read the proclamation, which you can read here.

Background

Commissioner Fish's Statement

 

Fair Housing Proclamation 
 Nick with President Reagan's Pen Crowd in City Hall
Fair Housing Posters 

The Weekly Catch

50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

Nick Fish Blog

 

Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s 2nd Annual Crescendo Honors Gala

Nick Fish Blog

New Homeless Shelter

Columbia CEO, Portland Developer Funding ‘Innovative’ Homeless Shelter in Portland

Rachel Rafanelli in KGW News

 

A New Homeless Center is Coming to the Pearl District

Dirk VanderHart in OPB News

Vision Zero

Slow Down for National Work Zone Awareness Week (And All Year Round)

Portland Water Blog

 

Portland Approves Emergency Plan to Reduce Speeds on SE Stark Street

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

City Council Votes to Reduce Speed Limit for 53 Blocks of Stark Street in SE Portland

FOX 12 News Staff

In Other News

Wheeler Focuses on Homelessness in State of the City

Trevor Ault and Lisa Balick in KOIN 6 News

 

April 12, 2018: Cryptosporidium Monitoring Update

Portland Water Blog

 

Updated 4/10 – Sewage Advisory

BES News

 

Wheeler Wants to Wait for All the Facts on Deadly Police Shooting

Katherine Kisiel in KATU News

 

Colorado Firm Picked for Downtown Portland Post Office Redevelopment

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

‘Desirability’ Lifts Portland to No. 6 on List of Best Places to Live in the US

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Study Puts Regional Landslides in Spotlight

Portland Tribune Staff

 

Portland is America’s Next Great Pizza City

Andrew Parks in Food and Wine

The Weekly Catch

Earth Day 2018: Restoring Habitat in the Bull Run Watershed

Portland Water Blog

Salmon in Our City: Oaks Bottom Improvements

News Release: Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Restoration to Benefit Salmon, Wildlife, People; Bicycle Map Gives Options During Springwater Corridor Closure

BES News

 

SE Portland Refuge Project to Close Popular Trail

Trevor Ault in KOIN 6 News

 

Section of Springwater Corridor to Close for Restoration Project at Oaks Bottom

Marilyn Deutsch in FOX12 Oregon

 

Cyclists Prepare for Months-Long Closure Along Springwater Corridor

Nate Bynum in KATU News

Environmental Services

EPA Checks Portland Oil Recycler for Illegal Dumping

Wayne Havrelly in KOIN 6 News

 

Criminal Search Warrant Executed at Oil Recycling Business in Northwest Portland

Joe Douglass in KATU News

Uber

Seeking a Fresh Start, Uber Issues Apology Letter to Portland Leaders for Steamrolling into Town

Rachel Monahan and Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

Uber Says It’s Sorry for ‘Missteps’ in Portland

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Uber to Portland Leaders: We’re Sorry

KOIN 6 News

 

Uber Tries to Make Nice with the City of Portland

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

 

Uber is Sorry for All Its Bull----, Portland

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

In Other News

Introducing Portland’s 2018 Forty Under 40 Class (Subscriber Content)

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

 

Federal Judge Gives 'Conditional' Approval to New Community Approach in Police Settlement

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Garbage Rate Increase Approved by Portland City Council

Travis Loose in the Portland Patch

 

Many Steps Remain Before Homeless Center Can Open

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Cars Are Still Killing Lots of Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Kelly Kenoyer in The Portland Mercury

 

Your Voice Your Vote: Mayor Ted Wheeler Expands Upon State of the City Topics

KATU News

 

City Hall Update: Map App Released for Infill Project

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

New Styrofoam Recycling Plant Opens in Tigard

Keely Chalmers in KGW News

 

Bend City Council to Appoint Arts Envoy

April Baer in OPB

Celebrating White Bird's 20th Anniversary

April 25, 2018

Last night, Commissioner Fish and Commissioner Eudaly joined local dance company White Bird at a celebration of their 20th Anniversary.

They had the honor of presenting White Bird’s founders, Walter Jaffe and Paul King, with a proclamation recognizing their outstanding contributions to the Portland arts community.

White Bird is the only arts organization in the west that solely produces dance performances. In the last 20 years, White Bird has presented over 600 dance performances featuring artists from across the globe. In addition, White Bird has a strong partnership with Portland Public Schools to showcase professional dance to students.

White Bird is a treasure in our city’s vibrant arts community. Congratulations to Paul and Walter for 20 years of excellence.

Presenting the White Bird Proclamation

The Weekly Catch

Celebrating White Bird’s 20th Anniversary

Nick Fish Blog

 

Roses Parade Returns to 82nd Avenue

Jessie Darland in the Portland Tribune

Project SEARCH

Water Bureau Pilot Project Provides Opportunities to People with Disabilities

The Portland Water Blog

 

Pilot Program in Portland Aims to Help People with Disabilities

Christine Pitawanich in KGW News

Budget

Preceding a Budget Vote, Mayor Wheeler Reassigns All City Bureaus to Himself

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Mayor Wheeler Considers Bureau Shakeup

Sara Roth in KGW News

 

Mayor Wheeler to Propose $15 Million Portland Business Tax Hike

Gordon R Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Portland Businesses Could Face 13% Tax Hike

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

Housing

Highlights from Portland's 2017 State of Housing

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

 

Affordable Housing Funds Could Stretch

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Metro Proposes a $516 Million Bond to Build Affordable Housing

Katie Shepher in Willamette Week

In Other News

Protecting Portland's Rivers!

Go Green in KATU News

 

Female Firefighters Wanted in Portland

Travis Loose in the Portland Patch

 

City Hall Update: Federal Judge Cuts Portland Some Slack

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

New Year in the Park Festival

The Skanner News