Portland mayor touts renewal reforms, business development

Portland mayor touts renewal reforms, business development

Mayor Charlie Hales discussed reform of the city's Urban Renewal Districts during his State of the City speech.

“I’ve put forward a proposal that will shrink the acreage of these districts. Put a billion dollars back on the tax rolls,” he said. Hales has called for shrinking the Pearl District urban renewal districts and eliminating renewal districts near Portland State University and the Willamette River industrial area.

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