Portland Question 2: Planning protection or prevention?

PORTLAND — Question 2 on the city’s Nov. 7 ballot is seen as either providing a voice for people left out of the planning process, or a way to ensure no progress will ever be made in moving the city forward.

“A yes vote costs you nothing, a no vote could cost you your neighborhood,” Question 2 supporter Angela Wheaton said Oct. 18.

State Rep. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, is a founder of OnePortland, the political action committee opposing the citizen’s initiative referendum.

“What we have on the ballot is something that is not a remedy,” she said Oct. 13. “That is the only question we get to address right now.”

David Harry

The Forecaster