Damascus to remain a city

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Damascus voters called for the city to disincorporate by a 2-to-1 margin, but the vote requires more than 50% of all the registered voters to pass.

Disincorporation advocate, Chris Hawes suggests that the election still sends a compelling message to Damascus leaders.

Hawes said, “They have without a doubt received a serious vote of no confidence, and my suggestion to them is that they all resign.”

Mayor Spinnett says he believes people are frustrated because the city hasn’t finalized a growth plan - something that the city has had on its “to do” list since it incorporated nine years ago, in the wake of being brought into the urban growth boundary. During the disincorporation campaign, Chris Hawes argued that disagreement over that plan was tearing apart the community.

Read more at OPB.

 

More Articles

Communications error

News
Friday, January 30, 2015
013015-zidellmattfrench-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

How did an errant email to the Zidell family end up fronting a story in the Oregonian this morning?


Read more...

Corner Office: Sheree Arntson

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Checking in with the managing director of Arnerich Massena.


Read more...

5 companies react to lower fuel prices

The Latest
Thursday, January 15, 2015
thumb-shutterstock 233787049BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Consumers love the savings they get from low oil prices, but how has business been affected?


Read more...

Live, Work, Play: Amen Teter

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Catching up with Amen Teter, Portland-based global director of action sports for Octagon Olympics & Action sports talent agency.


Read more...

Corner Office: Steve Tatone

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Seven tidbits about the president and CEO of AKT Group.


Read more...

The short list: 4 companies engaged in a battle of the paddles

The Latest
Thursday, December 04, 2014
pingpongthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Nothing says startup culture like a ping pong table in the office, lounge or lobby.


Read more...

Transportation Fairness Alliance holds demonstration in Pioneer Square

The Latest
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
IMG 3367BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland's cab companies urged city hall for consideration as officials weigh new rules for Uber and other ridesharing companies.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS