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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

Supporting TNC Drivers

April 30, 2018

Today, Nick joined a rally at City Hall to support Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers.

The rally, organized by the Oregon AFL-CIO, called for the City to create a “Wage Board,” a community oversight group made up of TNC representatives, drivers, consumers, and regulators. The goal is to give drivers a voice in the workforce.

As a City Commissioner, Nick’s primary concern is protecting workers and consumers, and making sure that TNCs play by the rules. He supports the creation of a TNC Wage Board.

You can read Commissioner Fish’s statement during the rally here.

Background

Commissioner Fish's Statement

Media

Portland Ride-Hailing Drivers Call for A Transportation Board

Kristian Foden-Vencil in OPB News

 

Uber and Lyft Drivers Rally for City Labor Regulations

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

 

‘We Want a Voice:’ Rally at City Hall Highlights Tensions for Uber, Lyft Drivers

FOX 12 News Staff

 

AFL-CIO Calls on Portland to Give Uber Drivers a Voice

Don McIntosh in the NW Labor Press

 

Uber and Lyft Driver Rally Sparks Debate Over Whether Ride-Hailing Company Drivers Need Formal Representation

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

Uber, Lyft Drivers Rally at City Hall, Push for Better Pay, Working Conditions

The Oregonian Staff

 

Employees or Contractors?

Mike Turner in KXL News

 

Uber, Lyft Drivers Deserve a Choice: Guest Opinion

Tom Chamberlain and Owen Christofferson in The Oregonian

 

 
   
 

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

May 2, 2018

Today, City Council proclaimed the month of May to be Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The Hapa, Asian, and Pacific Islanders of Portland (HAPI) Affinity Group, comprised of City employees, brought the proclamation to Council. The group will host events for employees and the public to celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, and Asian Americans in the United States.

The Council celebration featured a traditional dance performed by local Polynesian dance troupe Teva Oriata and remarks by members of the Pacific Islander community.

Betsy Quitugua on the Fish Team, who identifies as Chamorro and Japanese American, and serves on the HAPI leadership committee, was the host for the festivities.

The Weekly Catch

Portland Celebrates Small – National Small Business Week April 29 – May 5

Venture Portland Blog

 

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Nick Fish Blog

TNC Drivers’ Rally

Supporting TNC Drivers

Nick Fish Blog

 

Portland Ride-Hailing Drivers Call for A Transportation Board

Kristian Foden-Vencil in OPB News

 

Uber and Lyft Drivers Rally for City Labor Regulations

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

 

‘We Want a Voice:’ Rally at City Hall Highlights Tensions for Uber, Lyft Drivers

FOX 12 News Staff

 

AFL-CIO Calls on Portland to Give Uber Drivers a Voice

Don McIntosh in the NW Labor Press

 

Uber and Lyft Driver Rally Sparks Debate Over Whether Ride-Hailing Company Drivers Need Formal Representation

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

Uber, Lyft Drivers Rally at City Hall, Push for Better Pay, Working Conditions

The Oregonian Staff

 

Employees or Contractors?

Mike Turner in KXL News

 

Uber, Lyft Drivers Deserve a Choice: Guest Opinion

Tom Chamberlain and Owen Christofferson in The Oregonian

Budget

5 Things to Know About Portland Mayor Wheeler's Proposed Budget

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Mayor Ted Wheeler Proposes $553 Million Budget Focused on Police, Housing

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Wheeler Releases Proposed 2018-19 Budget

The Skanner News Staff

 

Wheeler's Proposed Budget Calls for More Cops, More Housing

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Mayor Wheeler: Portland Needs Additional Police, Homeless Services

FOX 12 News Staff

 

Wheeler Proposes Budget with Boosts in Taxes, Cops

Nick Budnick and Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Mayor Ted Wheeler Proposes $15.3 Million Tax Hike on Portland Businesses, Will Add 58 Police Officers

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Mayor Wheeler's Proposed Budget Includes Call for 52 Additional Police Officers

KATU News

 

Mayor Would Fund 58 New Portland Police Officers, Replace Firefighters' Breathing Equipment

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Ratepayers Will See Spikes in Water, Sewer Bills if Mayor's Proposed Budget Passes

Sara Roth in KGW News

 

How Portland, Multnomah Budgets Could Affect Businesses

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Tribune

Superfund

Portland’s Toxic Harbor Cleanup Enters the Who-Pays-For-What Phase

Cassandra Profita in OPB News

Water

Take the Mt. Tabor Interpretive Display Survey

The Portland Water Blog

 

What Portland’s Proposed Water Assistance Expansion Would Do

Emily Green in Street Roots

Housing

Portland City Council Agrees to Support More Accessory Dwelling Units

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Is Size Allowance for ‘Missing Middle’ Houses Too Small?

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Affordable Housing Developers Work to Fill the Gap

Mark Miller in the Portland Tribune

Better Naito

City Leaders Gear Up for Busy Season at Waterfront Park

Portland Patch Staff

 

Better Naito Launches for the Summer

KOIN 6 News Staff

 

Better Naito Returns, and Biketown Rides Are Free Through May

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Better Naito Has Returned! All Hail Better Naito!

Erik Henriksen in the Portland Mercury

 

It’s Bike Month! What Does That Mean?

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

In Other News

Wheeler Proposes Longer Timeline for Portland Seismic Upgrade Mandate

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Hall Could Soon Spend Half a Million Dollars on Immigration Lawyers and Support to Fight Deportations

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

82nd Ave. Parade of Roses Reigns Under Overcast Skies

Jessie Darland in the Portland Tribune

 

49 Earthquake Supply Chests Hidden Across Portland

Nina Mehlhaf in KGW News

 

ODOT Continues ‘Value Pricing’ Research at Open House

Velena Jones in KOIN 6 News

 

City Reveals Final Design for Glenhaven Park

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

State Proposes Camping Ban on Stretch of Willamette River for Environmental Cleanup

Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian

 

Portland to Lease Larger Space to Store Homeless Campers’ Belongings

Maggie Vespa in KGW News

 

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Event Held in Downtown Portland

Sarah Hurwitz in FOX 12 News

Celebrating Older Adults and An Age-Friendly City

May 9, 2018

Today, Council proclaimed May to be Older Americans Month in Portland.

This year’s theme, “Engage at Every Age,” focuses on the importance of civic involvement, volunteerism, and being active in the community. It recognizes the many contributions of older adults and reaffirms Portland’s commitment to a city that is welcoming and inclusive to people of all ages and abilities.

Council also presented a surprise proclamation today, recognizing the outstanding work of Dr. Margaret Neal from Portland State University. Dr. Neal led the effort to recognize Portland as a World Health Organization Age-Friendly City, and has spent over 30 years working on issues relating to older adults.

Special thanks to Jerry Cohen from AARP Oregon and Dr. Alan De La Torre from Portland State University for joining us today, and to Multnomah County, Age-Friendly Portland, Portland State University, SAGE, AARP Oregon, and Elders in Action for their ongoing partnership.

Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to Elders in Action. In 2011, Portland was recognized as an Age-Friendly City by the World Health Organization – one of nine inaugural cities, and the only from the United States. And in 2013, City Council adopted the Age-Friendly Action Plan, a guide to help create a more livable community that has been a model for other communities nationwide.

Friends of Trees Leadership Awards

May 10, 2018

Last night, Nick was honored to receive the Community Partner Award at the Friends of Trees Annual Leadership Awards Reception.

Friends of Trees is a local non-profit focused on creating a healthy urban tree canopy, restoring sensitive natural areas, caring for trees, and – most importantly – planting more trees! They have been a key community partner for many years.

Friends of Trees recognized Nick for his leadership as the Commissioner in charge of the Bureau of Environmental Services, and previously Portland Parks & Recreation, for his work to update the City’s tree code, and for his commitment to making our city greener and more livable, especially in tree-underserved East Portland.

You can learn more about Friends of Trees here.