Portland’s Future or Soul? 

Portland Press Herald: “Question 2 on the city’s November ballot was initiated by citizens in an attempt to stop the planned redevelopment of the historic Portland Co. complex located on the city’s eastern waterfront. But the referendum, which is being spearheaded by a group called Save the Soul of Portland, also would create a process for protecting additional “scenic viewpoints” in the city through rezoning and would require would-be developers to comply with additional restrictions.”

“On Wednesday, a group called Portland’s Future announced their own campaign to defeat Question 2, which they argued has implications far more sweeping than the future of the Portland Co. complex. Leaders of Portland Future warned that the referendum would stymie development and sustainable growth across the city.”