The League of Women Voters expressed concerns about the investment and Commissioner Amanda Fritz was the lone vote against it. Both argued that the money would be better spent on city and county services and that the area around PSU is not “blighted” and therefore not in need of funds from the Portland Development Commission.
Despite the dissent, the resolution passed and the money will begin accumulating next summer. The next question is: how will it be spent?
Are you a student at Portland State University? Do you own a business in the area? What will this urban renewal money mean for you?