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3/30/11 City of Portland response to today's Google announcement

Today, Google announced the selection of Kansas City, KS, as the initial city chosen for construction of an ultra high speed, open access fiber broadband system. The City of Portland was one of more than 1,000 cities to respond to Google’s RFI (announced February 2010) encouraging Google to build here. On behalf of City Council, Commissioner Saltzman emphasized that Portland is already moving forward with multiple broadband initiatives, including the development of a Citywide Broadband Strategic Plan, as authorized by the Council in September 2010. The Broadband Strategic Plan is currently being developed by an interagency and community team for Council review later this year.


In the wake of Google’s announcement today, Commissioner Saltzman released the following joint statement on behalf of the Mayor and City Council:

 

“We wholeheartedly thank all of the gifted citizen volunteers, businesses, and dedicated members of Portland’s creative, high-tech, and social networking communities for helping us develop a response to Google last year that was uniquely 'Portland' in both letter and spirit. The City’s response to Google truly brought everyone together to focus on crucial broadband issues in support of this project. While we are disappointed that Portland was not selected by Google, the importance of affordable and accessible broadband to job growth and economic development in our city remains.


“We are already moving forward with the broadband strategic planning effort authorized by the City Council last year, and we will continue to develop ways in which the City can support broadband projects here, knowing that high speed affordable fiber broadband to every home and business represents basic infrastructure for the 21st Century. It means jobs, education, healthcare, and access to services across the digital divide--all key elements of a sustainable city. We remain committed to the broadband future Portland wants and needs.”


For more about current broadband initiatives in Portland, go to the following link or contact Mary Beth Henry with the Office of Cable Communications and Franchise Management at (503) 823-5414.


Table of Contents
3/17/14 National Window Safety Week Reminder
4/7/14 Rally for Equal Pay for Equal Work April 8
3/31/14 City Flag to Be Lowered in Honor of Abused Toddler
3/6/14 City Employees Fight Hunger With First Repack Event
1/27/14 Announcement: Hiring of a Compliance Officer & Community Liaison
1/14/13 Press Release: New Funds Available for Affordable Rental Housing Development
12/20/13 Notice of DOJ Settlement Agreement Fairness Hearing
11/5/13 City Flag to be lowered in honor of 15-year-old Abukar Madey
8/29/13 Statement on Proposed Fire Sprinkler Ordinance
7/3/13 Message from Chief Jannsens regarding 4th of July
7/3/13 Statement to City Council Regarding Arizona firefighters
6/14/13 Homelessness Street Count Report 2013
6/4/13 Surrender and Return of Firearms FAQ
6/4/13 City Flag to Be Lowered In Honor of Newborn Girl
6/3/13 Firearms and Domestic Violence, Press Release
3/13/13 Statement on Paid Sick Leave Policy
10/18/12 PBEM Releases Draft Map of Emergency Communication Sites
9/30/12 City Employee Mary Beth Henry Receives Herman Kehrli Award
9/18/12 Commissioner Saltzman proposes Healthy Purchasing Initiative
9/12/12 Statement Regarding Water Fluoridation
6/25/12 City lowers flag in honor of 5-year old Mahanarye Noa
5/1/12 Oregonian Op-Ed on Bureau of Development Services
1/23/12 Portland Children’s Levy Names Julie S. Young to its Allocation Committee
1/11/12 Commissioner Dan Saltzman Calls for Common Sense on Police Fitness Test Requirement
11/29/11 City lowers flag in honor of 13-year old Julio Marquez
11/8/11 Commissioner Saltzman visits Open Meadows' Step Up Program
10/4/11 Introducing the Office for Community Technology (OCT)
9/1/11 Reading of Names at Portland City Hall to Commemorate September 11, 2001
7/19/11 Council Worksession on proposed Independent Utility Commission
7/15/11 Grand Opening of the Miracles Club Today, July 15 @ 11AM
7/6/11 Public comments on IUC Proposal
6/20/11 Governor Kitzhaber signs sex trafficking bills with Saltzman amendment to prosecute traffickers
6/6/11 Commissioner Dan Saltzman Proposes Independent Utility Commission
5/2/11 Commissioners Saltzman and Fish join Metro Councilor Barbara Roberts in announcing large land acquisition
3/30/11 City of Portland response to today's Google announcement
3/18/11 Help support survivors in Japan
3/3/11 Bridge Meadows opening soon
2/24/11 BES partners with Portland Parks and Metro to acquire property in Argay-Wilkes neighborhood
2/11/11 Special Appropriation and Budget Requests
2/2/11 City Strengthens Oversight of Information Technology Projects
1/20/11 Free Geek Partnership Continues to Benefit Community
1/5/11 Commissioner Saltzman's remarks from his swearing-in
1/4/11 Commissioner Saltzman to be sworn in for fourth term.
12/2/10 Statement Regarding Joint Terrorism Task Force Resolution
11/04/10 Safe & Supportive Foster Parents Needed for LGBTQ Youth
10/26/10 Using asset forfeiture to benefit victims of human trafficking
10/11/10 Oregonian Op-ed: Together, our community can end domestic violence
09/08/10 Gateway Center grand opening media advisory
07/28/10 Saltzman statement regarding Chasse settlement
07/27/10 The Skanner article "U.S. Department of Justice Confirms 'Patterns and Practices' Probe of Portland Police"
07/26/10 Response from U.S. Department of Justice regarding Aaron Campbell investigation request
07/06/10 Miracles Club Groundbreaking
04/21/10 Dept of Justice response regarding Aaron Campbell investigation
04/20/10 Gateway Navigator Informal RFI
04/08/10 Recommended Action Items Regarding the Intersection of the Police & The Mental Health System in Portland
Domestic Violence Forum: Listening Session
03/31/10 Information about green streets and bike boulevards
03/24/10 Request to District Attorney Michael Schrunk
03/08/10 Actions Taken in Response to the Shooting Death of Aaron Campbell
02/19/10 Wyden/Blumenauer letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
02/19/10 U.S. Department of Justice press release
02/19/10 Letter to Senator Wyden
2/17/10 Actions Taken in Response to the Shooting Death of Aaron Campbell
02/12/12 Commissioner Saltzman responds to Grand Jury
02/10/10 The Oregonian "City memo: Pass 2030 Bike Plan sans Saltzman's funding plan"
02/10/10 BikePortland.org "Saltzman: Amendment would "jumpstart" bike plan funding"
02/08/10 The Oregonian "Yes, a grand jury; but more, too"
02/06/10 The Oregonian "Hundreds attend Portland funeral for brothers Timothy Douglass and Aaron Campbell, who died hours apart"
02/05/10 The Oregonian "Portland police commissioner pushes to make grand jury probe of fatal police shooting public"
01/29/10 The Oregonian "My adventures in the Portland City Council"
01/28/10 The Oregonian "Major League System in Portland a go, but Beavers baseball still stymied"
01/27/10 The Oregonian "Portland computer system gives some city workers fits"
Statement from Commissioner Saltzman
Statement regarding Portland Police
Chapman Elementary School visit
Statement on proposed discipline for officers in James Chasse case
Portland Police Burea Policy Changes
03/04/09, Willamette Week: Saltzman Proposes Lowering Flags to Honor Crime Victims Who Are Children
06/20/08, Oregonian: Saltzman asks for delay to urban renewal vote on David Douglas school
12/14/06, Willamette Week: A Rosa (Parks) Festival
10/18/06, news release: Portland City Council to hear proposal to rename Portland Blvd. to Rosa Parks Way
02/23/06: Portland Business Journal: payday ordinance includes rules on rollover, right to cancel
01/10/06: Downtown Rotary Speech
01/09/06: Commissioner Saltzman's Comments Regarding Judge Alito Confirmation Hearings
01/04/06, Willamette Week: Gunning for Saltzman
12/18/05, Oregonian: Getting a grip on the fast-cash industry
11/25/05, Portland Business Journal: City Council takes aim at payday loans
07/25/05: City Club Speech - Bureau Assignments
11/01/05, Portland Tribune: Saltzman's Office Wins City Hall Bike Commute Challenge
10/23/03: Patriot Act Resolution
Friends of Public Health Speech (undated)
City Club Speech - "Education of an Innocent" (undated)