Ed McNamara Portlands Urban Renewal Advisor, is Leaving City Hall

Ed McNamara, the mayor’s policy director overseeing the Portland Development Commission, says he will return in June to his private development company, Turtle Island Development LLC. (more on Turtle Island later). The Oregonian reported this morning that Hales will bring his new urban-renewal plan—including the elimination of a Portland State University "education district"—to the City Council next week. McNamara led the mayor’s efforts to double down on urban renewal in Old Town/Chinatown and in Lents. The city has spent $96 million on reviving the East Portland neighborhood of Lents, and now wants to invest as much as another $55 million over the next five years. www.wweek.com/portland/blog-31545-ed_mcnamara_mayo….html


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