Jim Redden, in a publication I have criticized:
The final vote on the Portland street fee apparently will not happen on 14 January — not even just the advisory ballot measure Mayor Charlie Hales proposed for the 19 May 2015 special election.
The 8 January 2015 evening hearing had been billed as the final public hearing on the proposal. But once it began Hales [announced] a 20 January 2015 [City] Council hearing has been tentatively scheduled to discuss what options would be included in the measure.
[At its 8 January 2015 meeting] the [Portland City] Council also voted to sent the nonresidential portion of the measure back to Commissioner Novick’s office for further work, meaning a final version could not be considered by the Council for at least another week (and one more week would be required before a vote could be held on it under Council rules).
That is to say, 28 January at the earliest. So. The JTTF City Council hearing is put off; and now the street fee is put off; in both cases on short notice and a ways down the road, with no end in sight.