A City at a Crossroads
What do we want Portland to be?
We can continue on the same old path, or we can act to move the city in a positive direction while strengthening and stabilizing our city government. Here are some of the principles I will bring to the Charter Commission. (See list at right of specific actions I support.)
Voters matter. I will support actions and changes that will put more of Portland’s destiny in the hands of the city’s people.
Inclusion matters. I will seek actions and solutions that prioritize the needs of underrepresented populations, including Black, Indigenous, immigrant, disabled, and working-class people and their families.
Transparency matters. I want the people’s business done in public, providing access and participation opportunities to all voters.
Opportunity matters. Portland must not become an enclave for rich out-of-staters. I want the city to be a welcoming place for visitors, but also a home, where anyone can start a businesses, raise a family, find safe and affordable housing, get an education, and contribute to a thriving community and economy for the future.