Portland City Councilor Amanda Fritz is pushing to reinstate something that voters have already rejected: publicly-financed elections. That turkey was foisted on residents without a vote, though the City Council unbent enough to allow a vote after a few years. As soon as that happened, public financing went out the window. Now she wants to bring it back.
Sure. They aren't paving streets or fixing potholes, there's a new "arts" tax, garbage services have been arbitrarily halved (though residents pay the same). Water and sewer rates, already among the highest in the country, are going up again, and residents in Northwest Portland are being hit with a $60 fee for the privilege of parking on the street in front of their apartments, but we should all be willing to pay for the campaigns of people who want to run for office.
Yeah, that's a winner, Mandy.