December 27, 2012
Thank you, once again, for the honor of serving on the Portland City Council.
As we close the year, I want to thank all of our partners—faith, business, non-profit, and government. We have much to celebrate.
“We are all in this together.” - Bill Clinton
Most Inspiring Moments:
Joining Harper Goldberg at the opening of her new fully-accessible playground, and honoring Charles Jordan for his lifetime of service.
Reaching our 1,000 Gardens goal, protecting the safety net during a tough budget cycle and welcoming our veterans home to Gray’s Landing.
Our partners who brought the new Blanchet House to life, built a new home for the City’s historic locomotives at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, and fought to protect funding for Leach Botanical Garden.
Unsung Heroes II:
My Parks team for completing ten more E205 park improvements in East Portland, and my Housing team for preserving more than 300 homes for older adults and people with disabilities.
Thanks to Sam and Randy for their many years of service to our city, and welcome to Mayor-elect Charlie Hales and Commissioner-elect Steve Novick.
And finally—thanks for all that you do to make Portland a better place.