An introduction to Wayfinding Academy
Hello Friends, As a board member of Wayfinding Academy, I am trying to help raise funds for this startup non-profit, two-year Portland college that is challenging us all to rethink the higher education system as we know it. They have innovative approaches and a fresh perspective that makes me believe they have a shot at making a real impact. I am hoping you could make a one-time donation of $50-$100. Collectively we can make a difference. Wayfinding also offers community prog
City should charge for services to presidential campaign visits
The City should follow its policy and charge for services when presidential campaigns visit the City, according to an audit released on May 31 by City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero. Cities incur costs – mostly for security provided by Police – when presidential campaigns visit. Portland’s current policy is to bill private entities, including campaigns, for costs. The City has not billed campaigns for visits in the current campaign cycle. Recent campaign visits from October 2014
WWeek: Charlie Hales proposes cuts to city watchdog
Auditor Mary Hull Caballero criticizes the proposed cuts: The auditor's office, Caballero says, "is having its budget cut by the very people we hold accountable, and those are the same people who exempted themselves from cuts. Somewhere along the way, the auditor's office has come to be treated as just another bureau and it's not just another bureau." "Of course we're not going to take a cut that reduces the ability to do audits of us," Commissioner Nick Fish told colleagues.
PBDG May newsletter
The May newsletter for the Professional Business Development Group – a trade association for construction and professional services – is out now, featuring a profile of MAXXIMO's Dimas Diaz, bid opportunities for your business, details on the May 6 Community Benefits Summit and more. You can download a PDF here.
City council will hear resolution for Community Opportunities and Enhancements Plan on May 11
The Portland Building Reconstruction project offers a unique opportunity to invest further in community opportunities and enhancements. The Request for Proposals for the progressive Design-Build-Relocate (DBR) contract for the Portland Building Reconstruction project includes aggressive requirements, goals, targets, and incentives for workforce diversity at all levels and in all trades, for apprenticeship hours, and for disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned and emerging