Calendar: February 22 to March 1

Tuesday, February 22 6:00 p.m. — Portland Public Schools board meeting Portland Public Schools’ school board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. An agenda for the meeting is online and includes comments from the Portland Association of Teachers on the reduced staffing plans for the 2022-2023 school year. PAT is requesting PPS families attend the meeting, as well as contact… Continue reading Calendar: February 22 to March 1

Digest: Friday, January 21, 2022

Portland Street Response set for expansion as People for Portland attempts to take advantage Portland Street Response is only a year old and is already slated for expansion across the entire city in March. The emergency responders, who focus on building trust with community members and providing unarmed support during crises, will start responding to… Continue reading Digest: Friday, January 21, 2022

Digest: Friday, January 14, 2022

Updates on Portland’s city-wide races Exactly who is running for city offices in Portland has changed a lot in the last few weeks. Here’s a quick update: City Commissioner Position 2 AJ McCreary, the executive director of Equitable Giving, entered the race for the city commissioner seat currently occupied by Dan Ryan. McCreary filed a… Continue reading Digest: Friday, January 14, 2022

Digest: Wednesday, January 5

Union coalition moves towards strike against the City of Portland Over one thousand city employees represented by the District Council of Trade Unions may strike later this month, as contract negotiations with the City of Portland have stalled. DCTU is a coalition of six unions — AFSCME Local 189, IBEW Local 48, Machinists Local 1005, Operating… Continue reading Digest: Wednesday, January 5

Calendar: January 4 to January 11, 2022

Wednesday, January 5 9:30 a.m. — Portland City Council Meeting Portland City Council meetings are broadcast live on YouTube. The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is online and includes a discussion on a settlement for a lawsuit against the city and Portland Police Bureau for injuring and harassing a protestor (as well as ramming his car… Continue reading Calendar: January 4 to January 11, 2022