Apology, Clarification and Invitation
- March 10, 2017
I am very sorry for the harm I have caused with my comments on all-user restrooms in the Portland Building. My words were ill-informed and hurtful, and I apologize. I am particularly sorry that I have added to the level of concern being experienced by many Portlanders due to actions by the federal government. Now is the time to unite, not divide. I deeply regret having contributed to divisions within our community.
The letter I wrote to staff in my bureaus is here.
Words once said cannot be unsaid. I will work harder to connect with community members and listen before speaking up. I will strive to make something good come out of this.