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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

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The Weekly Catch

Superfund

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Orders $1 Billion Cleanup of Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Final Portland Superfund Plan: $1.05 Billion Cleanup Over 13 Years

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Final Portland Superfund Plan: Faster, Costlier

Tim Becker and KOIN 6 News Staff

 

Federal Orders for Cleaning Up the Willamette River Just Got Stronger—and More Expensive

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Winter Weather

Gov. Kate Brown and Mayor Ted Wheeler Declare State of Emergency After Portland Gets a Foot of Snowfall in a Day

Sophia June in Willamette Week

 

The Night After Portland’s Record Snowstorm, Local Shelters Housed 45 Percent More People Than Their Usual Capacity

Sophia June in Willamette Week

 

Want to Help Homeless People Out in the Cold? These Portland Shelters Are in Need of Donations

Sophia June in Willamette Week

 

Portland Businesses Affected by Snow Storm

KOIN 6 News Staff

 

Seattle Loans Us 11 Snow Plows, Increasing Portland’s Fleet by 20 Percent

Sophia June in Willamette Week

 

Portland Will Use Seattle Salt on Roads

KOIN 6 News Staff

 

Housing

Mayor Ted Wheeler halts affordable housing bond spending

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

 

Inclusionary Housing Policy Has Skeptics

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Eviction Wars: After the Landlord-Tenant Coalition Split Up, the “No-Cause” Fight Heads to Salem

Doug Brown in the Portland Mercury

 

Evictions, sanctuary city protections on list of city's federal-state legislative priorities

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Portland Water Bureau Customer Survey Results

January 18, 2017

Today, the Portland Water Bureau presented findings from its recent customer survey to Council.

Among the highlights:

   • Customers identified safety, quality, and reliability as the three most important values.

   • Nearly 90% said that investing in earthquake preparedness is a key priority.

   • Almost 80% were satisfied or very satisfied with the services provided by the Water Bureau.

Thanks to Portland State University for partnering with the Water Bureau to conduct the survey.

You can read the results here, and check out the City Auditor’s community survey for more information on customer satisfaction.

The Portland Building Presents Architect Aaron Whelton

January 19. 2017

The Portland Building’s newest art installation is “Stacked Toroid” by architect Aaron Whelton.

Aaron Whelton studied architecture at the University of Kentucky and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State’s School of Architecture.

Stacked Toroid is part of Aaron’s design research at Portland State exploring digitally-designed architecture. The toroid sculpture resembles a doughnut formed from “lofted elliptical profiles.”

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) says, “Stacked Toroid combines sophisticated digital design technologies with simple methods of construction and assembly to explore the relevance of manual labor in the age of computation.”

Visitors will immediately notice the shift in shapes as they move past the wood lattice installation.

For more information about the Installation Art Exhibit, check out RACC’s website.

Portland Building Installation Art Series

1120 SW 5th Avenue

January 17 – February 10

8 am – 5 pm

Photo courtesy of RACC

The Weekly Catch

Nick Fish: Trump vs. the Constitution

Nick Fish in Street Roots

Superfund

EPA's milestone is Portland's chance to finally restore its river: Editorial Agenda 2017

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

What's next for the Superfund cleanup?

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Auditor’s Charter Proposal

Council reaction mixed to City Auditor's reform proposals

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Winter Weather

More than 45 Portland water mains have broken in the last week

KGW News

 

Snowmelt, rain cause combined sewage overflow into Willamette River

Jim Ryan in The Oregonian

 

Portland Weather: Mayor Says City Can Do Better on Storm Response

Colin Miner in the Portland Patch

 

Public discussion coming on road salt, transportation commissioner says

Nina Mehlhaf in KGW News

Arts

In the Months Since the Election, There's Been A Rise in Galleries Fundraising for Social Justice Causes

Jennifer Rabin in Willamette Week

In Other News

Protest City gears up for weekend of rallies, marches

Kevin Harden in the Portland Tribune

 

Mayor Ted Wheeler Says Portland Police Will Not Allow Protesters to Block Freeways This Weekend

Sophia June in Willamette Week