Bob "still ain't dead yet" Stacey, who (thankfully) failed in his shot to be Metro President, nonetheless made it onto the Metro Council, so Portland and the region can expect the same sort of crapola that outbound Councilor Rex Burpholder could always be counted on to support. Sure enough, before he even gets into orifice, the former head of 1000 Fiends of Oregon is pushing for imposing tolls on the I-205 bridge between Oregon and Washington.
Evidently, it hasn't occurred to him that since the bridge is paid for, it can't be tolled. Or perhaps he thinks that Oregon can just unilaterally impose tolls on a federal freeway. In any case, that's his "plan"; deep thinker that he is. Bobby should get along famously with inbound Porkland mayor Charlie, who campaigned on a "back to basics" approach that involved filling in pot-holes and repaving roads, but who now suddenly wants more bike paths.
Meanwhile, a career politician who failed in her bid to oust Portland City Councilor Amanda Fritz has been fast-tracked toward a $200,000-a-year job for which she's eminently qualified: Mary Nolan, a walking, talking poster who serves, by her mere presence, to illustrate why so many favor abortion, is a contender for the CEO slot at Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette. The organization, part of the nationwide chain of the most prolific providers of abortion in the USA and founded by a eugenicist who believed that it was in the best interests of the country to eliminate the inferior elements of our species (notably, blacks - who to this day still constitute the majority of their clientele), seems a perfect fit for Nolan. The only downside is that she won't be eligible for additional PERS benefits.