Category Archives: City

With Coyne and Leeman leaving, will the Portland City Council become more liberal?

Cheryl Leeman (BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett)

A day after the Portland City Council’s only registered Republican — District 4′s Cheryl Leeman — announced she won’t seek re-election, one of the panel’s more conservative Democrats said he’ll be walking away as well. District 5 City Councilor John Coyne confirmed to The Forecaster’s David Harry in a Wednesday interview that he won’t seek re-election […]

How livable is Portland for people with disabilities?


The city of Portland is circulating an online survey in an attempt to gauge how livable/accessible the city is for people with disabilities. The Portland Disability Advisory Committee, which held its first public forum earlier this month, is looking to get a baseline view for how the city stacks up in terms of its friendliness […]