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The Portland Rose Festival building, where the City Council illegally spent $1.6 million dollars in restricted water ratepayer funds.

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Portland’s top administrator attempted to illegally divert $200,000 in restricted ratepayer funds until subordinates blew the whistle. Mayor Charlie Hales has refused to discipline Jack Graham, saying it isn’t a “very good use of my time.” (Source: Oregonian July 9, 2013)

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Portland’s pristine Bull Run water source, which would receive more permanent protections under the PPWD initiative. Image © 2013 Brad Yazzolino.

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Protesters march along historic and well-functioning Reservoir 6 at Mt. Tabor, which the Portland City Council has failed to protect from one-size-fits-all federal mandates that New York City has successfully avoided.

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