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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Another reason to love Tom Potter

If Charlie Hales, the developers' call girl, thinks the mayor is doing a poor job, then he must be doing something right.

Hey Charlie, you left out, "He didn't even make me a finalist for the PDC job!" Quite humorous.

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"He didn't even make me a finalist for the PDC job"

Yeah that's what we need is Charlie Hales at the helm of the PDC.
He could take deceiving the public and boondoggles to new levels.

After voters turned down more light rail Mr. Hales declared that Cascade Station would be a new ped/bike/transit freindly mini-city and BIG boxes would not be allowed as he helped fund the airport max and Cascade Station anyway.

$200 million and years later the mini city was no show and now big boxes are on the way.

I can just hear Charlie preaching what a CC hotel would bring like he did with the Convention Center expansion which the voters also turned down only to have Chalies and company move forward with it anyway.

Posted by: Steve Schopp at August 24, 2006 08:42 PM

Hales, Vera, the Scone, Opie, and Big Pipe -- what a lineup. Whatever you might say about the Fireman and Grampy, at least they're real.

Posted by: Jack Bog at August 24, 2006 09:38 PM

Hales can always find a light rail sales job, he is a one-trick pony like the rest of City Council. These guys are like the old saw - "To a guy whose only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like an upright nail."

Posted by: Steve at August 25, 2006 08:17 AM

As one of the southwest folks who beat back Choo-Choo Charley's attempt to condoize Multnomah neighborhood, the thought of him as mayor sends CHILLS down my spine. His arrogance is unparalleled, his hubris astounding, and his contempt for citizen input unmatched. I would also note that his former top political operative, Jillian Ditz-wailer was involved in Tri-met's free gift to the Goose stepping hallowed developers, just shut down by council. I have no doubt she will be selling Hales hot-air to the public down the road

Posted by: mroc at August 25, 2006 09:23 AM

"Hales, Vera, the Scone, Opie, and Big Pipe -- what a lineup."

I remember those days and attending a meeting to support community development groups who were asking that Housing Trust Fund monies be first to subsidize very low income housing. It seemed like it was hard for the council to sit still and listen to "peons" from the community. I have a particularly vivid memory of Hales flitting around the room saying 'The PDC is the city's development arm". And I am sure some readers remember the lyrics of some of his greatest hits: Boosting Density by Advising Metro Boogie, The Floyd Light Park and David Douglas Developer Dance, Title 34 Rewrite Rag, and the Waldorf School Condemnation Dirge.

What a guy!

Posted by: Cynthia at August 25, 2006 10:06 AM

OK, so if Tom Potter doesn't run for re-election... who's your pick?

Posted by: Kari Chisholm at August 25, 2006 01:43 PM


Posted by: Lee at August 25, 2006 01:53 PM

Kari Chisholm OK, so if Tom Potter doesn't run for re-election... who's your pick?

Lee Lister.

JK: Ditto.


Posted by: jim karlock at August 25, 2006 02:29 PM

Maybe I should run -- ONLY KIDDING!

Posted by: Jack Bog at August 25, 2006 08:31 PM

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