Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to introduce an emergency order Wednesday to create a new homeless service hub within city government, streamlining the work of various city bureaus that interact with people living outside.
Coming off its first month of signature gathering, the campaign to boot Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler from office says it has gathered roughly 6,000 signatures - 7% of the way to the campaign’s stated goal with less than two months to go.
The organizers behind ‘Total Recall PDX,’ as the campaign to boot Wheeler from office has been branded, need to collect 47,788 valid signatures — 15% of the total number of Portlanders that voted in the 2018 gubernatorial election -- to force a recall election.
Framing 2021 as “the year of recovery,” Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler detailed an optimistic vision for the city’s future during the next phase of the pandemic as many residents begin to emerge from a year-long quarantine and local businesses prepare to reopen this spring.
Tuesday night's Oregon primary answered many political questions going forward in the state. With so many races, measures and percentages to sort through, here are 10 key takeaways from Oregon's primary.