Local musician Chris Rich has some unique ideas for Portland’s entertainment community as a candidate for mayor.
Besides his platform for balancing Portland’s budget, schools, government accountability, sustainability, jobs, social needs and more, Rich’s “pet projects” include:
“Create the first ever Portland Grand-Prix. We will use the I-405 loop as a course for participants to rally for city charities. All drivers would provide an entrance fee, proof of current insurance and license. All vehicles must pass a mechanical and safety examination before entering the course.”
“Lift the cruising ban downtown on Broadway, Burnside and 4th Ave.”
“Bring back the once annual fundraiser Mayors Ball.”
“Lift the citizen exclusion zones, the spray paint with ID requirement and Sunday parking fees.”
“Work to eliminate red light cameras in the city.”
“Reverse the bag ban and work towards producing a reasonable substitute such as hemp cellulose, which is durable and biodegradable.”
“Refurbish the historic public restrooms at Pioneer Square that will be staffed and open from 7 am to 3 am.”
For Rich’s complete platform, go online www.chrisrichformayor.com.