"Streetcar" Charlie, ostensibly the mayor of the burg, has a laundry list of things he wants to get done before he leaves orifice. High on that list: passing a "residential energy disclosure requirement". He wants every home for sale or rent to post an "energy performance score", which of course the owner would be required to pay for prior to selling or renting. They'd have to pay for an "energy analysis" - which sounds like one of the former First Squeeze's wet dreams. After all, she fancied herself as "working for the Earth".
This is a really great idea, because it would add to housing costs in a city where rents are already unaffordable and home ownership is completely out of the park for many people. But it's "Green&Sustainable", so Streetcar's all in on that.
We really like our place here in the west hills, with the views and despite the winds - but we've seen too much from up here, so we're hoping to peddle the place and move outside the reach of Portland and the Metro regional "government". Streetcar's move just amps us up to move sooner than later.