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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Announcing Portland's Next Creative Laureate

January 16, 2018

This morning, Commissioner Fish introduced Subashini “Suba” Ganesan as the City’s next Creative Laureate.

Suba is a leader in the regional arts community, an educator, a performer, and a non-profit founder. An immigrant from Singapore, one of Suba’s goals as Creative Laureate is to celebrate diverse artists and art styles.

The Creative Laureate, established in 2012, serves as the official ambassador for the broader creative community in Portland. The Laureate participates in community education, advocacy, and public events including speaking engagements, workshops, and ceremonial functions.

Creative Laureate Press Release

Commissioner Fish, January 16, 2018

 

 

The Weekly Catch

Arts Affordability

Keeping Portland’s Creative Economy Strong

Nick Fish Blog

 

As Rents Rise, City Seeks Ways to Save Arts Scene

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland City Council to Consider Preserving Space for Art

April Baer in OPB News

 

Can City Council Help Save Portland’s Endangered Arts Spaces?

Fiona McCann in Portland Monthly

 

City Council Considers How to Keep Artists in Portland

Clare Duffy in the Portland Business Journal

Marijuana

Portland Leaders Denounce Federal Stance on Marijuana in Letter to Oregon’s Top Prosecutor

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

 

PDX City Leaders Urge DA Not to Intervene in Marijuana-Related Enforcement

KATU News

 

Portland Council Calls on Oregon's Top Prosecutor to Defend Cannabis

Ryan Haas in OPB News

Salmon in Our City

Creating a Healthy Watershed

Sam Stites in the Lake Oswego Review

 

Oaks Bottom Project will Close Springwater Path for Four Months this Summer

Jonathan Maus in BikePortland

 

Court Approves Plan to Help Salmon By Spilling More Water Over Columbia River Dams

Cassandra Profita in OPB News

In Other News

Public Celebration of Vera Katz's Life Set for Jan. 28

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Adrienne Nelson: Following her Oath

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Is the City Trying to Soak Houseboat Residents?

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Groundwater 101: Did You Know…

The Portland Water Blog

 

Portland Sewer Project Closes Part of SE 20th Ave. for Up to a Month

KATU News

 

Speed Limits Expected to Drop on Residential Streets

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Providence Park Stadium Expansion Construction is Underway and On Schedule

Jamie Goldberg in The Oregonian

Keeping Portland’s Creative Economy Strong

January 9, 2018

This morning, City Council held a work session to discuss a set of recommendations by Commissioner Fish to protect and expand affordable arts spaces. You can read the proposal here.

For the past two years, Nick and his team have been convening meetings with key community stakeholders and studying best practices from sister cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, and Austin.

As we know, Portland is experiencing rapid growth and a housing crisis. This in turn threatens to displace artists and arts organizations.

Portland has long been a creative hub, with artists and makers of every type finding a niche here. But unless we are intentional about preserving our creative economy, we risk losing what makes Portland special.

Thanks to the many community leaders, local artists and arts organizations, neighborhood groups, property owners and developers who gave us feedback and helped to shape these recommendations.

A Plan for Preserving and Expanding Affordable Arts Space in Portland

Commissioner Fish with Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Eudaly

Media

As Rents Rise, City Seeks Ways to Save Arts Scene

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Can City Council Help Save Portland’s Endangered Arts Spaces?

Fiona McCann in Portland Monthly

 

City Council Considers How to Keep Artists in Portland

Claire Duffy in the Portland Business Journal

 

Portland City Council to Consider Preserving Space for Art

April Baer in OPB News

The Weekly Catch

A Plan for Preserving and Expanding Affordable Arts Space in Portland

Nick Fish Blog

Adrienne Nelson Appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court

Governor Appoints First African-American Judge to Oregon Supreme Court: Adrienne Nelson

Aimee Green in The Oregonian

 

Gov. Brown Appoints Adrienne C. Nelson to Supreme Court

AP in OPB News

 

Gov. Kate Brown Appoints Judge Adrienne C. Nelson as First African American on Oregon Appellate Court

Nigel Jaquiss in Willamette Week

Marijuana

Oregon Leaders Vow: We Will Protect State’s Marijuana Industry

Shane Dixon Kavanaugh in The Oregonian

 

Oregon AG: ‘I Will Do Everything Within My Legal Authority to Protect’ Marijuana Industry

KGW News

 

In Pacific NW, Lack of Clarity Looms After Sessions’ Cannabis Decision

Ericka Cruz Guevarra in OPB News

 

We Asked the City’s Cannabis Program Coordinator Some Questions

Josh Jardine in the Portland Mercury

Environment

Oregon Sues Monsanto for PCB Clean-Up Costs

Jes Burns in OPB News

 

Oregon Sues Monsanto, Alleges Company Knowingly Sold Toxic PCBs for Decades

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Appeals Court Rules Portland Ban on Fossil Fuel Terminals is Constitutional

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

City’s Ban on Fossil Fuel Terminal Expansion Upheld on Appeal

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

In Other News

Portland Improves Oversight of Subsidized Apartment Complexes but Some Flaws Remain, Audit Finds

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

 

Supporters Want to Rename a Portland Street for Harvey Milk — And Send a Message

Anna Griffin in OPB News

 

SE 20th Ave. to Close Between Stark & Burnside Beginning Jan 8

Travis Loose in the Portland Patch

 

Burnside Bridge to Close This Weekend, Reopen with Restrictions

Christine Pitawanich in KGW News

 

Suicide Prevention: First Aid for Mental Illness

KATU News

Happy New Year!

The Fish Team wishes you and your family a healthy and happy New Year.