September 12, 2012
This morning, Portland City Council voted unanimously to add fluoride to Portland's drinking water.
As co-sponsor of the Ordinance, I concluded that fluoridation is a safe, cost-effective, and common-sense approach to promoting public health.
I did not reach this decision lightly. I have heard from Portlanders who strongly oppose adding fluoride to Portland’s water.
But today, the children and families of Portland are looking to this Council for leadership, and we must seize this opportunity.