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Getting the Job Done

Let's work together to turn our vision into a Portland reality.

Restoring Portland into the prosperous city that we all desire starts with delivering much needed results. Everyone will benefit from increased affordability, reducing homelessness, clean & safe streets, and accountable leadership if we take action now.

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Affordable Housing For Portlanders

We will decrease housing costs for Portlanders by redefining ‘affordable housing’, ensuring transparent accountability in the management of public properties, and increasing the housing supply. The end result will be less homelessness, increased disposable income, and less crime.

Without affordable housing many Portlanders may not be able to stay and contribute to our community.


  • Make home buying more attainable through a city-funded down payment assistance and loan program

  • Redefine ‘affordable housing’ so that it is truly affordable.
    Paying for ‘affordable housing’ shouldn’t cost a whole paycheck each month.

  • Improve quality and impact of public housing through transparent management and accountability

  • Decrease housing market costs by creating city funded development of both affordable and conventional housing.  

  • Building housing near MAX and bus lines to reduce transportation costs for Portlanders. 

  • Raise urban building height limits to increase housing supply and reduce sprawl

  • Follow recommendations made in 2023 and 2024 to streamline permitting and zoning for new housing construction

No more tents, tarps, or RVs & Safe shelter for those in need

We will operate an adequate number of safe day and night shelters staffed by the city allowing every person to have a clean place to stay. Camping restrictions, clean up, and towing programs help eliminate tent cities, broken down RVs, and open air chop shops.

  • Day and night shelters for all unsheltered people (over 5000) on our streets.

  • Save money and create shelter quickly by utilizing existing properties and services.

  • Ensure efficacy of shelters with city funded staff and resources.

  • Transport people to shelters utilizing Portland Street Response to help coordinate.

  • Enforce camping restrictions once services and shelters are in place.

  • Accountability for open street drug use supported by city-funded addiction services

  • Citywide clean up programs ensure no more open drug use and paraphernalia in our streets. 

  • Tow away program for  broken down RVs and chop shops

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Assist Portlanders to prevent evictions

We will proactively assist Portlanders who are vulnerable to losing their housing to stay in their homes, reducing Portland’s spending on supporting and housing displaced populations. Financially vulnerable populations include the elderly, disabled, low-income, and single parents with children.

  • City servicers support vulnerable people before they are evicted 

  • City funded eviction protection program works directly with property management, building owners, and tax offices.

  • Fund, build, and staff addiction treatment and recovery centers

Clean and Safe Neighborhoods

We will implement policies that will focus resources on removing drugs, garbage, tents, and graffiti from our neighborhoods by funding clean up services. Crime, including open drug use will not be ignored.  Your family will not have to worry about simply being outside in your neighborhood.

  • Remove open drug use and paraphernalia from our streets.  

  • Fund recovery, sobering centers, and support expanding addiction programs that already exist 

  • Target drug dealers and suppliers rather than criminalizing the homeless.

  • Remove tents,RVs, or junked cars from next to schools, day cares, and parks.

  • Fully fund street cleaning, garbage removal, graffiti removal.

  • Fund Portland Street Response and allow PPD to focus on crime not mental illness

  • City provided public defenders to clear criminal case backlogs and ensure proper legal representation.

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Enjoy High Quality Transportation & Reduce Pollution

Portland resources will be directed at improving the usefulness, safety, and cleanliness of public transportation by pushing for increased coverage, upgrades, and routine maintenance.  Accomplishing these items will increase ridership, decrease traffic congestion, and reduce pollution.

  • Make sure riding is carefree, clean, and safe!

  • Fund Trimet to increase frequency and add FX lines

  • Expansion focused on MAX and Buses targeting population dense areas

  • Clean, update, and maintain interiors of transit

  • Support Investment in MAX Tunnels

  • Advocate for expanded MAX line to St Johns, along NE Sandy, and into Vancouver

  • Include bike infrastructure projects in expansion plans

Run Your Small Business Stress-Free

We will reduce the cost, time, and energy it takes to start and operate small businesses by streamlining permitting, assisting with improvements, and taking action on crime that affects businesses on a daily basis.

  • Streamline permitting and allow improvement waivers for new code updates

  • Work with businesses towards compliance rather than penalizing them

  • Simplify change of use permitting and cut fee structure 

  • Help fund window repair and graffiti removal for small and micro businesses

  • Promptly enforce camping and loitering regulations by businesses to avoid customer loss


Responsible & Accountable Leadership

Portlanders can have peace of mind knowing that there will be sound management of tax dollars, transparent policy implementation, and push back against the status quo. Portanders deserve leaders who are forthright and refuse to shift blame when scrutinized.

  • Listen and respond to Portland residents first

  • Refuse to lie and shift blame

  • Focus budget spending on essential issues with measurable results

  • Hold the Mayor's office to account

  • Audit spending with NGOs and Nonprofits to ensure Portlanders are getting the best results

  • Pushback against the homeless industrial complex

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