Nancy Tannler

Safe Rest Village Worries Neighbors

By Nancy Tannler The proposed Reedway Safe Rest Village is an unpopular plan for a group of Lents residents.  The Safe Rest Village approach (bit.ly/SafeRestVillages) is a city-led, federally-funded, alternative …

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Outdoor School Changes Life and Spawns Film

By Nancy Tannler Nothing captivates our attention more than listening to a great story. When Vin Shambry presented his short story, “Outdoor Camp” for The Moth four years ago, his …

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Building a Better Childcare System

By Nancy Tannler What has become known as a “childcare desert” has Oregon parents scrambling to find affordable, reliable places for their children while they are at work. The problem …

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Universal Design Principle Advances Equity For All

By Nancy Tannler The 7 Principles of Universal Design were first developed in 1997 by the late Ronald Mace of North Carolina State University, and a group of architects, product …

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Parents Push Back on PPS Proposals

By Nancy Tannler Over a year ago, leaders of Portland Public Schools (PPS) decided to change the system’s education inequities with The Enrollment and Program Balancing proposal. The Southeast Guiding …

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SNAP Increases Begin in October

By Nancy Tannler A permanent increase to the food stamp program was issued by the Biden administration to help low income households buy more groceries.  The new plan will ensure …

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For Heaven’s Sake – 5G Satellites in Space

By Nancy Tannler Speakers Julian Gresser and Ben Levi, from the Healthy Heavens Trust Initiative, recently presented the webinar, Protecting the Heavens – The Legal Implications of 5G Satellites in …

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Code Changes Could Relieve Homeless Crisis

By Nancy Tannler Portland City Council declared a housing emergency in October of 2015, to help deal both with the city’s homeless and the affordable housing crisis. That housing emergency …

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Improvement Grants Awarded to Nonprofits

By Nancy Tannler In February of 2019 Portland City Council approved the Enhanced Services District (aka business improvement district), in the Central Eastside; a geographic area from the Willamette River …

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Foreseeing Future Utility Rates

By Nancy Tannler After reading an article in the June edition about the cost of water in the near future, a reader inquired about other utility rates over the next …

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Removing Regulatory Barriers to Development

By Nancy Tannler Over the past 18 months, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) has been working on a project called Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing. The code change …

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Treating Portland’s Water: Filtration vs. UV and Ozone

By Nancy Tannler On December 4, 2019 City Council Commissioners Amanda Fritz, Nick Fish and Mayor Ted Wheeler voted to proceed with Portland Water Bureau’s (PWB) plans to construct a …

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Business Walkabout November 2019

The Mud Room By Nina Silberstein Lizzie Koehler and Cole Lendrum searched for a place to practice their craft but the few, existing ceramic studios in the area were all …

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