city could be model of urban growth NOT!
contract down to the wire
Portland's history of losing money on
baseball, the water district, sewers and performing arts, the street car
line etc. should end the discussion of running parking.
Water Fees to Pay for Smart Growth
roll out the red carpet for PDC
The PDC spent $12 million on renovations and
$1.7 million for a seismic refit. The PDC was losing about $120,000 a month.
This project is one of many examples of how Portland diverts property tax
revenues from schools, police, fire and social services to the PDC.
The PDC uses the money to add density and support what they call smart
growth project. As we all know it is easier to gamble and fail with taxpayers
land use; mixed opinions Who should decide how
property should be zoned? The property owners or government
M&F ready to bolt from downtown?
This longtime Portland Landmark is not drawing
customers like the popular M&F Mall stores. Shoppers seem to be attracted
by Parking and shopping closer to where they work and live. The mayor and
city council have been talking about giving tax breaks to keep the department
store at it's present location. This store is located next to light rail.
dream proves elusive This is an example of
planners and Smart growth supporters driving up home prices up, then giving
tax breaks to some buyers .
chief takes the offense Elected and government
officials claim it's a urban myth that Portland is unfriendly to business.
Many Business think the statement is a joke and not accurate.
Parkrose activist Craig Flynn's views are
reflective of those concerns. The Portland development agency, he says,
is "the fastest growing government in the city, and it's a government we
don't elect, and it's appointed by the mayor, but she doesn't have total
control," he complains. "They're
letting this government agency run wild."
Court Zaps Urban
sets scene for riverside rivalry---- Port Development Commission
I thought the city was broke ! $188,400 for
planning for a restaurant?