MAYOR MIKE O’CALLAGHAN
Clean water, clean air, clean environment. Increase housing stock.
The principle idea of my campaign is action from the people up. Thus, feedback from the people is critical.
What housing stock idea has the most support from the people?
(write your notes on this sheet and mail)
HOUSING STOCK IDEAS:
NO GOVERNMENT COST
The occupier/owner of a residential property with a garage may apply to the City of Portland for an annual permit to allow human occupancy. The annual rent shall be no more than the property taxes.
The occupier/owner will provide a functional smoke detector and fire extinguisher. The occupier/owner will also provide access to electricity, water and waste disposal. There will be no cars
Average Tax: $3,000.00 = $250.00 per month
Income from this program could mean saving the property from foreclosure. Those facing moves due to rent increase could downsize.
NO GOVERNMENT COST
Fenced Property, 50’ X 100’ lot size, Mini, mobile, wood houses 8’ X 8’, 25 humans or less within tribe, Self-governing within tribe, Community Agreement with tribe contribution, Tribe responsible for all in and out flow within tribe.
Any public or private land. Community members know their community properties and are encouraged to participate in a site selection.
Examples of success: Dignity Village, Right to Dream, Hazelnut Grove, Kenton Village, and Jason Barns Landing.
LIVE IN STORAGE BUILDING
Buy or build a four story storage building with water and sewer. Limit occupancy to three months. Sell the building in five years. This would produce 1,200 units of shelter for approximately 1700 people.
Portlanders need to be out of the weather and safe.
UNOCCUPIED HOUSING FEE
Unoccupied dwellings of three months or more would be charged a $100 fee per bedroom until unit is occupied. Funds will go directly to housing.
AIR POLLUTION SOLUTIONS
Free transit = $200 vehicle fee or, $.25 per gallon gasoline tax.
Field exhaust monitoring.
Odd/even days for vehicle use. (Only during rush hour?)
Cash available bond for unanticipated chemical release.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS
Merge the City of Portland with Multnomah County.
Adopt a manager form of government with 11 regional representatives.
1) End cigarette butt litter by implementing a $.10 deposit on filtered cigarettes.
2) Providing individual breathalyzers where liquor is sold.
3) Mike it illegal to discard dated food packages providing millions of meals for humans.