"Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler wants business leaders and planners exploring whether to create a new Portland central city urban renewal district to take into account how the plan would affect other governments’ budgets. Specifically, Wheeler, a member of a mayoral task force studying the potential new district, warned that urban renewal benefits must be balanced with the needs of schools and human services agencies. Wheeler worries that the district could steer funds for education and social programs into economic development."
Jun 2, 2009
Ted Wheeler and Urban Renewal: On The Right Track.
From the Portland Business Journal: