Universal Tax Abatement for Downtown Portland

Testimony given May 19, 2014  to Strategic Advisory Committee on the West Quadrant Plan Neighbors in the West End portion of downtown Portland are tired of walking by block-long stretches of surface parking lots while some of our historic buildings are razed for redevelopment. One solution to this problem that the City of Portland should […]

Downtown Portland 2035

Posted January 28, 2015; Updated February 3, 2012 These are my comments to Portland City Council on the West Quadrant Plan of the Central City 2035 Plan–which will in turn be part of the updated Comprehensive Plan. The Implementation Actions and Timeline Matrix for the West End is wholly inadequate re: Environmental.  In fact, it […]