The folks over at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability have found a pot of money (a mere $300,000 - a pittance when compared to how former mayor Sammy and his sidekick Randy used to roll) to dole out amongst small businesses for "sustainable", energy-efficient improvements to their buildings. No word on whether the building owners get a cut, but that cash'll be gone in no time. And just look at the smiling mugs on all of those City "planners" and "sustainability" types. My oh my, there's a bunch of them! And all extremely well-compensated, thanks to our dwindling tax dollars.
They also have Big Plans for the hapless denizens along Barbur Boulevard in Southwest Portland, including a crime train high capacity transit "improvements" and other stuff that will, rest assured, transform the area into a civic corridor that offers an enjoyable place for people to live, work, play and learn. Yep, that's just what we want, and just what we need. We love to play along the highway, and it's so educational!
Whatever would we do without them?