What a refreshing term to emerge from Portland City Hall! Naturally, it was the auditor, LaVonne Griffin-Valade who despite the silly hyphenated surname has proven a tireless workhorse, who brought it up.
Portland leaders need to clarify the city's primary responsibilities and revisit an agreement with Multnomah County to make sure limited resources are used as efficiently as possible.
So she says in a report released today, and given the way former mayor Sam Adams and his sidekick, Randy Leonard played fast and loose, diverting funds from core responsibilities to pay for pet projects in recent years, it's impossible to disagree. New mayor Charlie Hales and city councilor Nick Fish seem on board, as is Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen.