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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

The Weekly Catch

Celebrating Age-Friendly Businesses

Nick Fish Blog

 

Portland Parks & Recreation Remains Salmon-Safe, 15th Straight Year

PP&R News and Media Releases

 

Portland City Council Streamlines Movie, TV Permits

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Mayor Hands Off URM Program

Allan Classen in the NW Examiner

Oaks Bottom Restoration

News Release: Oaks Bottom Restoration Complete; Springwater Corridor Trail Open Now, A Day Ahead of Schedule

BES News

 

Springwater Corridor Over ‘Salmon Subway’ Open Ahead of Schedule

FOX 12 News

 

Springwater Corridor Reopens After Long Closure for Salmon Project

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

Parks

Final Yard Tree Giveaway Event Is Saturday, 11/3/18

PP&R News and Media

 

City Holds Tree Giveaway for East Portland

KGW News

Southwest Corridor

Portland City Council Oks SW Corridor MAX Plan

Amy Frazier and KOIN 6 News

 

$2 Billion Barbur MAX Line Plan Gets Unanimous Portland Council OK

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

In Other News

Council to Consider Wheeler Protest Ordinance on Nov. 8

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Chloe Eudaly Has Portland Workers Getting Out the Vote – Is That Legal?

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Weekend Rain Causes Sewage Spill into Willamette River, Health Warning Issued

KATU News Staff

 

'Culinary Corridor' Proposal Could Give New Life to Downtown's Largest Food Cart Pod (Subscriber Content)

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

Honoring Our Veterans

November 7, 2018

This morning, Council honored our veterans and the women and men currently serving in the United States military.

This Veterans Day is especially significant because it marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I.

On November 11th – and indeed every day – we thank and celebrate our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices.

On Monday, November 12th, we urge community members to join the City’s Veterans Empowerment Team and many other Portlanders at the 44th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade. The parade will start at 9:30am at NE 40th and Tillamook.

We also invite you to stop by the City Hall Atrium and explore a historical display and videos sharing the stories of veterans who work for the City of Portland.

   

The Weekly Catch

Honoring Our Veterans

Nick Fish Blog

Election

Metro Housing Bond Cruising to Victory in Portland Area

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Ballots for Buildings: Voters Weigh Affordable Housing Measures

Teresa Wiltz in Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline Research and Analysis

 

Portland Voters Elect Hardesty as 1st Woman of Color to City Council

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

Parks

Portland Parks & Recreation Wedding Reservations for Most Of 2019 Taken Via Lottery System

PP&R News and Media Release

 

Portland Parks 2019 Wedding Lottery Opens This Month

Anamika Vaughan in Willamette Week

 

Want to Reserve Park for Your 2019 Wedding? Jump into City's Lottery

The Portland Tribune

Protest Ordinance

Portland Commissioners Push Back Mayor's Protest Restriction Plan

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Portland City Council Meets to Discuss Ordinance That Would Put Restrictions on Certain Types Of Protests

FOX 12 News

 

Wheeler 'Will Not Allow Planned Street Violence'

Lisa Balick in KOIN 6 News

 

Portland City Council Mulls New Protest Limits, To Activists' Fury

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Portland’s Mayor Wants More Power to Regulate Protests, He Just Needs 1 More Vote to Get It

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Does Not Have the Votes Secured for his High-Profile Public Safety Ordinance

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

City Council Will Not Vote on Protest Ordinance Today After Mayor Drops Emergency Clause

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

 

Are Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed limits on protests legal?

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

She Learned the Ropes at One of the Most Corrupt Police Departments in the Country. Now Danielle Outlaw Runs the Portland Police—and She Wants More Power.

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

MLB

Portland Diamond Project Pulls $80M Offer for PPS Major League Baseball Stadium Site

Bethany Barnes in The Oregonian

 

Baseball Supporters Withdraw Offer for PPS Headquarters Building

Jim Redden and Shasta Kearns Moore in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland's Pending Baseball Stadium Won't Be Coming to The Rose Quarter

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Diamond Project Pulls Offer for PPS Site Near Moda Center

Jared Cowley in KGW News

In Other News

The Second Wave of Portland’s Meth Epidemic Hits Homeless Hardest

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

City Hall Update: Council OKs MAX Line Route for Southwest

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

‘Culinary Corridor': New Home for Food Carts?

Gabrielle Karol in KOIN 6 News

Commissioner Fish Statement on Protest Ordinance

November 14, 2018

This morning, Council considered a proposal to limit the time, place, and manner of protests in the city. Commissioner Fish read the following statement:

After careful consideration, I cannot support this ordinance.

But I want to begin with where we agree:

   • Everyone should be welcome in our public square. Hate, bigotry, and violence have no place in our community.

   • And it’s long overdue that we all link arms and say to the Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer, and those who would bring hate to our community – stay home.

   • Protecting public safety is one of our basic obligations.

   • Any limits on the rights of free speech and public assembly protected in our State and Federal Constitutions are subject to heightened legal scrutiny. In general, government must establish that those limits are a last resort.

   • There’s been too much violence during recent protests, especially instigated by members of alt-right groups using Portland as a staging ground.

   • These events have taken precious safety resources out of other neighborhoods, leaving East Portland and other areas without the services they, like all of us, help fund and deserve. This also has a consequence for our goals around community policing. 

* * *

My vote today is based on several factors.

First, I have concerns about the constitutionality of the protest ordinance. At the very least, it sets up a costly and divisive legal battle.

Second, I’m not convinced that we’ve done everything we can with the tools already at our disposal. That includes arresting people who violate our laws.

Third, I am encouraged by the offers we have received from civil liberties and civil rights organizations to develop a new approach to address the alt-right violence in our streets.

* * *

This is a close call for me.

The Mayor, as Police Commissioner, is entitled to a certain amount of deference.

And I’m grateful to Mayor Wheeler for beginning this conversation. He’s right to focus on solutions to the unacceptable violence on our streets and the rising tide of hate and intolerance of a vocal minority. And he has made real progress pursuing the police reform agenda on which he ran for office.

At the same time, I cannot ignore the many community voices that have raised fair concerns with this approach and have offered to be part of a different solution.

My vote is not a referendum on the job Chief Outlaw is doing. She has the hardest job in local government and deserves our respect and support.

Nor is it a commentary on the women and men in uniform who serve and protect our city. They too deserve our respect and support.

Rather, it reflects my sincere ambivalence with this path forward and my belief that other alternatives may be more successful.

I am grateful to the many community leaders who shared their perspective during this debate.

I vote no.

Background

Commissioner Fish Statement

 

Mayor Wheeler's Statement

Media

Editorial: Mayor Wheeler, Slow Down on Regulating Protests

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor’s Plan to Restrict Violent Protests

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

 

Portland Mayor's Controversial Protest Ordinance Fails in City Council

Amelia Templeton in OPB

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor's Protest Restrictions

Alex Zielinksi in the Portland Mercury

 

Council Rejects Wheeler Protest Ordinance

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune 

 

Mayor Wheeler's Protest-Restricting Ordinance Fails in City Council Vote

KGW News

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Wheeler's Protest Ordinance By 3-2 Vote

KATU News

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Ted Wheeler's Protest Restrictions Plan

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Wheeler’s Proposed Ordinance on Protest Restrictions

Fox 12 News

 

Wheeler's Protest Ordinance Fails in City Council Vote

KOIN 6 News

The Weekly Catch

Protest Ordinance

Commissioner Fish Statement on Protest Ordinance

Nick Fish Blog

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor’s Plan to Restrict Violent Protests

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

 

Portland Mayor's Controversial Protest Ordinance Fails in City Council

Amelia Templeton in OPB

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor's Protest Restrictions

Alex Zielinksi in the Portland Mercury

 

Council Rejects Wheeler Protest Ordinance

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Ted Wheeler's Protest Restrictions Plan

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Mayor Wheeler's Protest-Restricting Ordinance Fails in City Council Vote

KGW News

 

Wheeler's Protest Ordinance Fails in City Council Vote

KOIN 6 News

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Wheeler's Protest Ordinance By 3-2 Vote

KATU News

 

Portland City Council Rejects Mayor Wheeler’s Proposed Ordinance on Protest Restrictions

Fox 12 News

 

Portland City Council Rejects New Protest Restrictions

The Skanner News

 

Portland City Council Rejects New Protest Restrictions

AP Newswire in U.S. News & World Report

 

Business, Tourism Support Wheeler's Protest Ordinance

Lisa Balick and KOIN 6 News

 

Portland Prepares for First Protest Since Mayor Wheeler's Ordinance Was Rejected

KATU News

RACC Executive Director

The Regional Arts & Culture Council Announces New Executive Director

RACC Press Release

 

Portland’s Arts Agency Hires Madison Cario To Top Job

April Baer in OPB News

Central City in Motion

Portland Backs $36 Million In Projects to Speed Up Buses, Make

Protected Bike Lanes

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

City's Plan to Limit Cars in Central Portland Includes Massive Investment in Parking

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland City Council Approves 18 Proposed Projects in Central City In Motion Plan

KATU News

 

Businesses Respond to Sweeping Portland Transportation Plan

Caleb Diehl in Oregon Business

Plastic Straws

Portland City Council OK's Limits on Plastic Straws, Utensils

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Portland Votes to Restrict Use of Plastic Straws, Stirrers

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

City Council Considers Plastic Straw Ban on Wednesday

KOIN 6 News

Mulugeta Seraw

Remembering Mulugeta Seraw

The Skanner News

 

Seraw To Be Honored On 30th Anniversary of Death

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

30 Years Ago, White Supremacists in Portland Beat an Ethiopian Man to Death

Michael Rollin in KGW News

 

At a Memorial for Mulugeta Seraw, Portland Adds Signs to Mark the Streets Where He Was Murdered

Anna Del Savio in Willamette Week

 

Signs in SE Portland Honor Ethiopian Man Murdered by White Supremacists 30 Years Ago

Christine Pitawanich in KGW News

In Other News

PP&R Presents Native American Marketplace & Family Day

PP&R News and Media Releases

 

How to Spot a Utility Scam This Holiday Season (And All Year Round)

The Portland Water Blog

 

Red Electric Trail Bridge Ready to Roll

Stephanie Basalyga in the Portland Tribune

 

Oregon Humane Society Day Is Nov. 14 - Celebrating 150 Years of Adoptions

KATU News

 

News Release: PBOT Penalizes E-Scooter Company Skip for Failing to Serve East Portland, Violating Pilot Program Rules

PBOT News Release