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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

Portland Parks & Recreation Presents FY2019-20 Requested Budget to Council

March 19, 2019

Today, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) presented their FY2019-20 requested budget to City Council.

It was the first opportunity for the bureau to share the current gap and the proposed budget-balancing option with Council and the City's Community Budget Advisory Committee.

You can learn more about opportunities for public input on PP&R's proposed budget here.

Background

Commissioner Fish Opening Remarks

 

PP&R Budget Presentation

 

PP&R Budget FAQ

 

PP&R Proposed Budget-Balancing Option

 

PP&R Proposed Budget-Balancing Option - City Budget Office Review

The Weekly Catch

Nick Named Public Official of the Year by the Daily Journal of Commerce

Nick Fish Blog

 

Portland Pushes Ahead with Effort to Become More Age-Friendly

Bob Heye in KATU News

 

National Wildlife Federation Honors Portland, Oregon, as one of America’s Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

Anna Vecchio in the National Wildlife Federation

Honoring Portland’s Immigrants and Refugees

3rd Annual Event Honors Refugees and Immigrants

Velena Jones in KOIN 6 News

 

Portland Immigrants and Refugees Resilient After New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Lashay Wesley in KATU News

 

Kiwi Community, Others in Portland Shaken By New Zealand Attacks

Audrey Weil in FOX 12 News

Musician Loading Zones Pilot Program

Nick and Commissioner Eudaly Deliver Musician Loading Zone Pilot

Nick Fish Blog

 

Music Loading Zones Strike Right Note for Portland Bands

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Commissioners Fish and Eudaly Announce Musician Loading Zones Parking Pilot Program, Supporting Local Musicians with Safer, More Convenient Access to Local Venues

PBOT News Release

 

Musician Loading Zones Launch in Portland

Chris Young in the Vortex Music Magazine

 

Pilot Program Gives Musicians Safe Spaces To Load, Unload At Popular Music Venues

FOX 12 News

Arts, Music, and Film

What Happened (And What Didn’t) With Portland’s Creative Space Plan

April Baer in OPB News

 

RACC Equity Shake Up: The City Decides to Spread the Grant Fund Wealth

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Shrill Review: Lindy West’s Book Is Now a Portlandia-y TV Show

Suzette Smith in the Portland Mercury

 

Increasing Exposure for Native Artists

Alex V. Cipolle in The New York Times

 

Unearthing Portland’s Spring Arts SECRETS

Suzette Smith in the Portland Mercury

 

Vote Looms on Bringing Jazz Radio Back To MHCC

Teresa Carson in the Portland Tribune

 

With a Vote Looming Next Week, KMHD's Future Looks Bleak

Robert Ham in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Art Museum Pavilion Project OK’d

Chuck Slowthower in DJC Oregon

Parks

Community Centers on Portland Parks & Recreation's Proposed Chopping Block

Morgan Romero in KGW News

 

Portland Parks Foundation Hosts Series of March Events

The Skanner News

 

Wildwood Trail Segment Will Close Through the Summer to Build Footbridge Over Burnside (Renderings)

Jamie Hale in The Oregonian

 

Teen Headed to UO on Full Ride Scholarship Through PP&R’s EAGLE Caddie Program

Nick Krupke in KPTV News

Biketown

BIKETOWN Ridership Grew 28 Percent 2018

KOIN 6 News

 

Biketown's Rentals Roll Up Big Numbers

The Portland Tribune

In Other News

Bureau of Transportation Wants Funding to Fix Poorly Lit East Portland Streets

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury

 

Oregon Reps Are Fighting for LGBTQ Equality in Congress

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury

Nick and Commissioner Eudaly Deliver Musician Loading Zone Pilot

March 15, 2019

This afternoon, Nick joined Commissioner Eudaly and local music advocacy groups to celebrate the creation of Musician Loading Zones.

Many performance venues in Portland have a loading zone right outside. But musicians, in their personal vehicles, were getting tickets for using the loading zones while loading heavy, expensive equipment into venues.

The new policy allows musicians to get a free permit to display on their dashboard and use the loading zones as any other authorized user would.

Today’s action supports local artists and improves safety and access for musicians at local popular music venues.

The one-year pilot includes 16 loading zones with a history of parking citations, heavy traffic, and scarce parking.

Special thanks to Commissioner Eudaly’s office, MusicPortland, Fair-Trade Music PDX, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation for their partnership.

Media

Commissioners Fish and Eudaly Announce Musician Loading Zones Parking Pilot Program, Supporting Local Musicians with Safer, More Convenient Access to Local Venues

PBOT News Release

 

Music Loading Zones Strike Right Note for Portland Bands

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Musician Loading Zones Launch in Portland

Chris Young in the Vortex

 

Pilot Program Gives Musicians Safe Spaces To Load, Unload At Popular Music Venues

FOX 12 News

Nick Named Public Official of the Year by the Daily Journal of Commerce

March 14, 2019

This afternoon, Nick was honored to receive the Public Official of the Year Award from the Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) at their annual Newsmakers Award Luncheon.

The DJC recognized Nick for his passion, his ability to solve problems, his deep commitment to listening to his constituents, and his leadership role in passing the Metro housing bond.

Nick was nominated for the award by Debbie Caselton, a Bureau of Environmental Services employee. Debbie, other BES staff, and Nick’s family joined him at the luncheon.

DJC's Introduction for Commissioner Fish

 

 

The Weekly Catch

Budget

Portland’s New Parks Director Gets Big Raise Amid Budget Cuts

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Portland Budget-Writing Process Kicks Off Tuesday

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Parks

PP&R Presents The 2019 Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants Celebration

PP&R News and Media Releases

Transportation

Your City Hall: Ride-Hailing Service in Gear for Disabled

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Disability Org: Ban E-Scooter Parking Blocking Sidewalks

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

Arts & Film

The Portland International Film Festival Is Back for 2019. Here Are Our Picks.

The Portland Mercury

 

Oregon Governor's Office of Film & Television Updates

Tim Williams in the Oregon Film Office

 

Artists Rally for Pearl District Tree Imperiled by Hotel

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

In Other News

Oregon Secretary of State Remembered as Tenacious, Dedicated Public Servant

Dirk VanderHart in OPB News

 

When the Big One Hits, Hundreds of Portland’s Buildings Could Crumble. Is it Fair to Make Property Owners Prepare?

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Four Rumors Have Sprouted During Portland’s Earthquake Backlash. What’s the Truth?

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Council Reforms Foreclosure Process

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Ladies First

The Mercury’s Womxn Caucus