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Joint City Council Statement on Portland Thorns

Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty, Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio and Dan Ryan issue a joint statement on the Portland Thorns.

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Commissioner Carmen Rubio Announces Proposed Changes To Strengthen and Streamline the Portland Clean Energy Fund

Changes would enable bigger, bolder, and faster investments to reduce carbon and better respond to climate change

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Portland City Council reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade, End of Federal Right to an Abortion

Portland City Council reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade, End of Federal Right to an Abortion

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Commissioner Rubio and City Arts Program Announce Grants to Cultural Organizations for Resiliency Support

Responding to COVID-19’s harm to historically under-served communities, Arts & Culture Commissioner Carmen Rubio and the City Arts Program announced the recipients of grants to reinvigorate community-based artistic programming.

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Commissioner Carmen Rubio Names Donnie Oliveira Director for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Interim Deputy Director Eric Engstrom will also permanently fill that role

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Joint Council Statement for Fentanyl Awareness Day

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Portland City Council members react to news that U.S. Supreme Court is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, removing abortion rights

Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty, Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio and Dan Ryan issue statements about a draft U.S. Supreme Court decision removing abortion rights.

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Commissioner Rubio and Mayor Wheeler Announce Historic Investments in Climate Work

The Mayor’s proposed 2022-2023 budget will include nearly $2.4 million for climate work

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Portland City Council transitions to hybrid meetings

Starting May 4, the Portland City Council will host hybrid meetings with the option for community members to attend online or in person. The Council has been meeting virtually for more than two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resiliency Support for Cultural Organizations - Guidelines and Application Instructions

Applications are due Thursday, April 7, 2022

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Joint Council Statement on Ukraine

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Iconic elk statue will return to downtown Portland

The City of Portland is preparing to bring back the beloved Thompson Elk, which has been safely stored since it was damaged during protests in 2020.

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Commissioner Rubio's Statement on Heat-Response Grant Recipient

We need to deliver cooling units as soon as next summer for those most at risk from extreme heat events triggered by climate change. Saving lives depends on the successful execution of this heat-response grant. And that’s the bottom line for me.

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New Building on Portland State’s Campus Honors the Legacy of Vanport

The collaborative project will house operations for PSU, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Community College and the City of Portland.

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You’re invited to these events for Community Healing through Art

Join Portland’s creative communities in an expression of our city’s resilience and diverse ways we grieve and heal together.

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Joint City Statement on Hate Crimes

Our core values as a City include anti-racism and equity. Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. They should encounter a Portland free of bias and hate, where they do not fear for their safety and security.

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Statement from Commissioner Carmen Rubio on Zenith Decision

We are serious about moving faster and more aggressively away from fossil fuels. But today’s decision isn’t enough. As the Planning and Sustainability Commissioner, I am committed to going further.

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City and County Leaders Ask Biden Administration To Admit Afghans, Send Them Here

We are a great country, and a safer country, when we lead with integrity and love. Such leadership demands that we ensure the safety of (at least) those who ensured the safety of our citizens, and of those who will be persecuted because of who they are.

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