Portland City Council Debate Round II
Together with the Mayor, Portland’s City Council sets policy and oversees the various bureaus that manage the day-to-day operations in the city. Both Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan advanced from the May Primary to the November General election, for City Council Position 1. We welcome both of them back to City Club for their second debate this year.
Incumbent Amanda Fritz will debate contender Mary Nolan at City Club’s Friday Forum. How will the candidates work to improve public safety and grow a healthy economy? What are their priorities in addressing the growing need for affordable housing while balancing transportation and parking issues? And what will they do to maintain Portland’s natural resources – such as its water – despite a rapidly increasing population?
Prior to her election to City Council in 2008, Amanda Fritz worked as an RN in inpatient psychiatry at OHSU and served as a union steward for the Oregon Nurses Association. She currently oversees the Office of Equity and Human Rights and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI).
Representative Mary Nolan serves Portland’s District 36 where she has acted as co-chair of the legislative Ways and Means Committee. Previously, she founded an electronics company in Portland to develop new technology for aviation, and was elected Chair of the NASA industry advisory council.