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Tweets about zoning. Blogger at @nextportland, board member @docomomooregon, co-founder @pnwelcome. Straight outta Plockton. He/him or they.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏳️‍🌈
17 Oct
This ad makes it seem like Ted Wheeler has been responsible for the construction of over 1,300 units of affordable housing.

The number built to-date with city financing is... zero.
The full O quote is "Wheeler has delivered in other ways, including overseeing the buildout of affordable housing units with bond dollars authorized by Portlanders in 2016. Despite the pandemic, the city is on track to exceed the 1,300 units it promised." oregonlive.com/opinion/2020/1…
That's accurate, but note that the Oregonian a) gave credit to the voters, who passed the housing bond before Wheeler took office and b) doesn't place "delivered" and "buildout" in the same clause.
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6 Jan
Portland City Council will soon be taking up the Residential Infill Project.

Opponents will make the argument that new construction can never be priced lower than existing housing.

This is not true. Here are some examples, from the parts of the city where these are legal.
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