Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler had a message on Friday for the brawling right-wing groups predicted to pour into downtown on Sunday and clash violently with the anti-fascist counterprotesters they meet: “choose love.”
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.
Protesters once again targeted the North Portland home of Commissioner Dan Ryan Thursday evening, hours after the newest council member cast a deciding no vote on an $18 million budget cut to police bureau.