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Ted Wheeler

Mayor, City of Portland

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Mike Bloomberg Names Portland Winner in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge

Portland is one of 20 cities to be awarded with resources and technical support to help achieve its ambitious climate goals under Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.

This week’s council agenda includes affordable housing and a Latinx Heritage Month proclamation.

Mayor Ted Wheeler Introduces Nine Notable Items in City Council

Statement by Mayor Wheeler Vowing Action to Crack Down on Recurring Street Brawls in Portland

Mayor will introduce ordinance to establish reasonable content-neutral time, place, and manner regulations for demonstrations held in the City.

Mayor Ted Wheeler to Announce New Trash Initiative in Downtown Portland

The announcement comes as the first official initiative of Mayor Wheeler’s plan to tackle trash in Portland.

This week’s Council Agenda includes reports on digital equity and historic landmarks.

Mayor Wheeler Introduces Three Notable Items in City Council This Week

Mayor Wheeler Statement on Special Council Meeting Resolution

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a series of reports, orders and declaratory rulings that seek to significantly limit the City of Portland’s ability to manage its rights of way

City of Portland to Host 1st Annual Tribal Nations Summit

The Tribal Nations Summit will be the first of its kind—bringing together tribal leaders and city leaders to strengthen relationships.

Westwind Apartments Announced as Next Housing Bond Project

The project will be dedicated to providing Supportive Housing for homeless individuals in downtown.

Portland Committee for Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP) Appointees Selected

The decision comes after receiving more than 100 applications from qualified candidates.

Kick Off “STEPtember” with First-Ever Mayoral Walk

Mayor Ted Wheeler joins Oregon Walks’ STEPtember with a community walk.

Lents, sidewalk repair and formalization of the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing.

Mayor Wheeler Introduces Five Notable Items in City Council This Week

Funding Future Connect Scholarships and a 21st Century Policing Initiative.

Mayor Wheeler Introduces Two Notable Items in City Council

Portland Hip-Hop Day 2018 Comes to City Hall, Featuring Free Performances From 30 Artists

Damian Lillard and Front Page Music will sponsor the fourth annual event.

Actions to create job opportunities and to increase housing options

Mayor Wheeler Introduces Four Notable Items in City Council

Portland, OR Receives Competitive Grant Award to Kickstart Local Municipal Financial Empowerment Efforts

Portland, OR Chosen as One of Ten Cities To Receive Award; Will Identify Strategies to Financially Empower Residents

Mayor Wheeler Reassigns Bureaus to Improve Collaboration and Get Results

Each commissioner receives new assignments effective September 4.

City of Portland, PSU, PGE and MIT Partnering on First-Ever Emergency Preparedness Hub

PREPHub will provide crucial services to Portland residents during a disaster.

Statement by Mayor Wheeler on Saturday Demonstrations

Mayor Ted Wheeler released the following statement on demonstrations occurring Saturday, August 4 in Portland.

Statement by Mayor Ted Wheeler on Planned Saturday Demonstrations

Mayor Ted Wheeler released the following statement on demonstrations planned for Saturday in Portland.

Mayor Wheeler and Chair Kafoury Announce Funding Availability for Innovative Supportive Housing Pilot

The pilot will be the first time state and local agencies pair funding for housing development with service dollars in a targeted effort to address chronic homelessness.

Mayor Wheeler, Chair Kafoury, Portland Housing Bureau to Announce Partnership to Fund Innovative Supportive Housing Pilot

Mayor Wheeler, Chair Kafoury, Portland Housing Bureau to Announce Partnership to Fund Innovative Supportive Housing Pilot The pilot would be the first time state and local agencies pair funding for housing development with service dollars in a targeted effort to address chronic homelessness.

City Council To Vote On Portland’s First Rental Registration System

The Rental Registration system data will help to provide essential support for existing and potential tenant protection policies of the City.

City Council Approves Increase For Vacation and Dependent Care Leave for City Employees

City of Portland employees will now have 1-4 hours of accrued leave and a new vacation accrual structure

Mayor Wheeler, Friends of Baseball, MLB To Host Second Annual Play Ball Portland Clinic

The clinic offers kids a chance to play baseball for the first time and gain more confidence when playing

Mayor’s Office to Host Community Forum: How Does Law Enforcement Interact With Vulnerable Populations?

Forum will focus on public safety and how police interact with vulnerable populations and examine upstream region-wide mental health and addiction issues.

Smart City PDX Summary

Using Data and Technology to Improve People's Lives

Mayor Ted Wheeler, City Officials and Intel, AT&T, Current by GE, and PGE celebrate Traffic Safety Sensor Project

200 Safety Sensors are being installed on 122nd, Hawthorne and Division as part of first major milestone in Portland’s Smart City PDX initiative.

TriMet, City of Portland and School Districts Will Provide Free Transit Passes for Low-Income Students in Portland Public, David Douglas and Parkrose High Schools

TriMet and the City of Portland have long assisted low-income students in accessing education and other opportunities.

City of Portland and Downtown Clean & Safe partner to bring new garbage cans to downtown Portland this summer

New design will improve livability, provide more funding for critical services

City of Portland to Achieve Platinum Certification for Open Data Efforts

Portland joints Boston, Los Angeles and San Diego in earning Platinum certification from World Council on City Data

City of Portland to Achieve Platinum Certification for Open Data Efforts

Portland joints Boston, Los Angeles and San Diego in earning Platinum certification from World Council on City Data

Mayor Wheeler Announces Record Investments in Homeless Services

City spending plan includes strategies and resources to increase community-centered policing, focuses on support for small businesses, and moves the city budget toward long-term fiscal sustainability

Mayor Wheeler Announces Record Investments in Homeless Services

City spending plan includes strategies and resources to increase community-centered policing, focuses on support for small businesses, and moves the city budget toward long-term fiscal sustainability

Statement by Mayor Ted Wheeler on Officer Involved Shooting

Portland, OR – Mayor Ted Wheeler released the following statement on Saturday’s officer involved shooting.

Statement by Mayor Ted Wheeler on Officer Involved Shooting

Portland, OR – Mayor Ted Wheeler released the following statement on Saturday’s officer involved shooting.

Community Forum on Public Safety and the DOJ Settlement Agreement

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:30-8:30 pm Taborspace Dining Room

Community Forum on Public Safety and the DOJ Settlement Agreement

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:30-8:30 pm Taborspace Dining Room

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Bureau of Developmental Services Building - UPDATED

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Bureau of Developmental Services Building

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Bureau of Developmental Services Building - UPDATED

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Bureau of Developmental Services Building

City Request for PCCEP Facilitator

We are looking for a PCCEP Facilitator to help exchange information between the community and Portland Police Bureau to create effective and equitable policing reform that exceeds constitutional requirements and drives meaningful community engagement within and outside the PPB.

City Request for PCCEP Facilitator

We are looking for a PCCEP Facilitator to help exchange information between the community and Portland Police Bureau to create effective and equitable policing reform that exceeds constitutional requirements and drives meaningful community engagement within and outside the PPB.

Forum on Public Safety and the DOJ Settlement Agreement

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Bureau of Developmental Services Building

Forum on Public Safety and the DOJ Settlement Agreement

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Bureau of Developmental Services Building

Hill Block Project Working Group Announces Open House and Information Session on February 20

Group will oversee process that ensures a transparent, community-serving project

Smart Affordable Housing Investments by Portland Deliver More Bang for the Buck

my administration has committed to dramatically increase the number of affordable housing units in Portland.

Smart Affordable Housing Investments by Portland Deliver More Bang for the Buck

my administration has committed to dramatically increase the number of affordable housing units in Portland.

Letter to Portlanders on the end of 2017

The end of the year is a time to reflect upon where we’ve been, the challenges we’ve faced, what we’ve accomplished, and where we resolve to go in the year ahead.

Letter to Portlanders on the end of 2017

The end of the year is a time to reflect upon where we’ve been, the challenges we’ve faced, what we’ve accomplished, and where we resolve to go in the year ahead.

Right 2 Dream Too Signs Good Neighbor Agreement with Lloyd District

Public safety, communications, and celebration plans underway

City, Central City Concern, Neighborhood Coalition, and Businesses Pilot Program to Remove Trash

Central City Concern’s Clean Start PDX program helps keep neighborhoods clean

Council Approves Mayor’s Appointment to Planning and Sustainability Commission

Benvenuto (Ben) Bortolazzo becomes newest of the 11-member commission

Mayor Wheeler Adds Staff to Tackle Key Priorities

Cupid Alexander will focus on housing, Elisabeth Perez will focus on emergency communications

Mayor Ted Wheeler Announces Community Policing Pilot

Officers will walk and bike neighborhoods to build community trust and promote livability

Mayor Ted Wheeler Names Danielle Outlaw to Lead Portland Police Bureau

Outlaw is a 19-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department, where she served as Deputy Chief

Accountability is Job One: Elimination of 48-Hour Rule Must Stand

Mayor Ted Wheeler wants Court to OK compelled interviews in police use of deadly force investigations

Portland Joins Seattle Suit Against Trump Sanctuary Cities Executive Order

Order threatens to strip federal funding from cities that refuse to assist the federal government in immigration enforcement

City Council Approves Budget Focused on Roads, Homelessness, and Economic Growth

Mayor praises Council’s approach to collaborative problem solving, fiscal discipline

Portland’s New Open Data Policy will Improve Public Trust and Build Civic Engagement

City Council’s endorsement sets wheels in motion to create a policy and program to make more City data readily accessible to the community

City Officially Opens Recruitment for Police Chief

Ideal candidate will be a proven leader on community policing, diversity, and accountability

Mayor Wheeler’s First Budget Takes Action to Address Long-Standing City Challenges

Topping the list of priorities are homelessness, livability, road maintenance, community policing, housing, and resilience.

City and R2DToo Partner on New Location, Move Within 60 Days

New Site on Eastside between Moda Center and Willamette River

Portland City Council to Resolve That Portland is a Safe, Welcoming, Inclusive City

City Commissioners to Reaffirm Commitment to and Support of All Residents of Portland, Regardless of Documentation Status

Mayor Wheeler and Chair Kafoury's open letter to landlords

A joint open letter to the community, highlighting resources available to tenants who are struggling with lost wages because of winter weather and calling on landlords to work with their tenants to find solutions when they are struggling to pay the rent

Mayor Ted Wheeler Declares State of Emergency for City of Portland

City seeks additional funds and equipment to aid in response to severe weather events

Mayor Ted Wheeler Announces Portland Building Will Serve as Emergency Shelter Tonight

May remain open during Severe Weather Warning, Mayor says no one will be turned away from shelter

Mayor Ted Wheeler Announces Bureau Assignments

Approach relies on experience of commissioners to solve challenges together

City Prevails in Anderson Ratepayer Case

With this and other related decisions the city has saved Portland taxpayers over $100 million