MLS in Portland: yes and no

by Steve, March 11th, 2009

Portland City Council is approving the MLS deal today without $15 million in urban renewal funding, but not without some first-class fireworks between commissioner Randy Leonard and county chair Ted Wheeler. Dan Saltzman introduced the amendment removing the $15 million, then voted yes on the amended measure, along with Randy Leonard and Sam Adams. Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish voted no.

If the $15 million hole is not patched by September, the deal is off.