In his annual State of the City address on Friday, Mayor Ted Wheeler detailed his plans to revive the struggling city and said Portland was in the middle of “a newborn and fragile movement towards recovery.”
Mayor Ted Wheeler's budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which he sent to the press Wednesday, stretches from July 1 of this year through the end of June 2023. Of the $6.7 billion available, the mayor had $621 million in “General Fund discretionary” resources, meaning there are few limitations on how the money can be spent.
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.
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.