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A resident of north Westmoreland announces for a seat opening on the Portland City Council

Westmorelander Tim DuBois, a former SMILE Board Member, has declared for a Portland City Council seat. Tim DuBois, a resident of S.E. Insley Street in north Westmoreland, has announced that he is running for the Portland City Council seat being vacated by Amanda Fritz.

Describing himself as a "local carpenter, political junkie, and urban policy wonk", he tells THE BEE that he "hopes to serve the people of Portland for a better city. . . We do not need to keep reinventing the wheel. We have a world full of cities that have overcome the challenges we face, and we should not be afraid to adopt [other] ideas."

Tim's primary focus is on bringing "a steady hand to bureau management". Tim says he is also focused on [resolving] homelessness, "using Salt Lake City as a model that can be replicated". He adds that he sees "current land use laws as limiting adoption of innovative ideas for creating market-rate affordable housing", and says that he will keep climate change and the mitigation of pollution in mind when considering and guiding public policy.

DuBois has an Associates degree in Energy and Resource Management from Clackamas Community College, a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies with a focus on Community Development from Portland State University, and he reports he will graduate with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in the spring of 2020 from Portland State University. For more details, he refers those interested to – www.timforportland.com


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