Sam Strikes Back

The Sunday Oregonian did a hatchet job on Portland’s transportation budget, essentially claiming that we have taken our eye off the ball on job 1 – paving streets for cars.

This morning the Mayor has an op-ed piece defending the spending decisions, reminding us that they were framed on a basis of prioritizing safety and transportation choices, and making the case that those have been very successfully delivered.

What the Mayor does not mention is what I think the real issue is: dramatically over-forecasting likely revenues from gas taxes.

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