Ted Wheeler Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Ted Wheeler Quotes. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Ted Wheeler Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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We don't know what the trajectory of autonomous or link

We don’t know what the trajectory of autonomous or linked vehicles will be, and we don’t have a clear understanding on what that means in terms of infrastructure and policy. But we know it’s coming.
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I am dedicated to ensuring that the prosperity our city is experiencing extends to everyone who lives, works and visits Portland.
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It sends the wrong message to participate in hosted golf and other entertainment activities while thousands of Oregonians face foreclosure, unemployment or are simply struggling.
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My fight isn’t with Charlie Hales. My fight is with the problems he has failed to address as mayor.
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If we cannot create a beachhead, an anchor of affordability in our communities, in our urban areas, we will lose the people who actually make the community what it is.
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My residents don’t know who a federal officer is or a local police officer or a county deputy or a state patroller. They don’t know, and they don’t care. It’s all the same to them.
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I am mindful of my responsibilities as state treasurer, and I will not shirk those responsibilities.
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The tactics that the Trump administration are using on the streets of Portland are abhorrent. People are being literally scooped off the street into unmarked vans, rental cars, apparently. They are being denied probable cause. And they are denied due process. They don’t even know who’s pulling them into the vans.
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I’m going to rely upon the advice of affordable housing experts to make sure we meet the public‘s expectations.
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I believe my role as mayor is to be out in the community and as much as possible, I want my team out in the community.
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Too often, the very institutions that are supposed to protect and serve our community have instead failed people of color, specifically our black community.
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I have been humbled by my first two weeks in office.
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I did not inherit a single dime from my father.
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The Clean Energy Jobs legislation will provide predictability and certainty for large carbon emitters.
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Wishful thinking did not give Oregonians the bottle bill. Wishful thinking did not give the public access to beaches. Nor can we expect wishful thinking to turn around a decades-long disinvestment in our higher education system.
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I’m ready to fight, and I’m ready to make sure progressive includes progress.
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Again, when it comes to enforcement of our community standards, we support people’s rights to demonstrate, but we don’t care about who you are or your politics are. If you engage in violence in this city, you will be held accountable.
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We are fortunate to live in an attractive, highly desirable and vibrant city. A city that is growing, that draws new residents and visitors from across the world each day and a city with a great sense of pride in all we do and have to offer.
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I am committed to ensuring that, as Portland grows, the things we love about our city grow along with us.
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And by reducing carbon pollution in our atmosphere, we are protecting our air, water, mountains, forests, deserts, valleys, coasts and rivers – the astounding natural ecosystems that support all life and make Oregon the special place we call home.
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The most effective role for the Oregon Treasury is to continue to demand responsible business practices and use our influence to push for the development of profitable investment opportunities in the clean energy sector.
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I said I wanted to lay the foundation for my governance and that included building relations with the City Council, with bureau directors, making sure we had the right leaders in place, making sure we’re communicating with community groups that have an interest in of policymaking. I feel that we did that.
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Clean energy provides a unique opportunity in rural and urban communities alike by training Oregonians with new skills for projects that must be built in our communities and can’t be outsourced.
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I believe we should take steps to ensure that travel is not only cost effective, but also in line with what the public expects from public employees during challenging economic times.
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If you can’t create a world-class university, why not invite one in?
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Why are these things happening in Portland? In part, it’s because we are a progressive community. Groups like Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys… they come from the outside. They come here because they know that their message is not necessarily welcomed here. They’re trying to provoke a reaction.
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There is definitely a balance that I have to strike both in terms of supporting the Police Bureau – making sure they have the tools and the resources they need to do their jobs effectively. But I also have an important role to play when it comes to oversight and accountability.
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I want to be clear: We can address safety and livability issues head-on without criminalizing homelessness. After all, people living on our streets are themselves vulnerable to crime and other hazards.
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I was inspired to see leaders from Paris, New York City, San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C. rolling up their sleeves to create clean and safe transportation systems; make homes and buildings efficient, comfortable and affordable; and ensure more of our energy comes from clean sources like wind and solar.
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I’m willing to take criticism all day long from Fox News. But I’m not willing to accept criticism from Fox News of the men and women of the Portland Police Bureau.
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There is a national climate here. We’re seeing a rise in hate speech, in intolerance, in racism, in division.
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I see my role as police commissioner as providing strategic oversight, support and accountability for the bureau.
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I think it is extremely inappropriate for people to be blocking traffic, to be harassing people going about their everyday business and violating the law. I do not support that kind of behavior.
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We’re going to send a unified message to the rest of this country, which is that we do not accept violence in this community. If you are thinking of coming to Portland, Oregon, to engage in acts of violence, we don’t want you.
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In order to do the right thing and to provide the right long-term view for the city, it might mean you’re only in politics for a little while.
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Imagine a safe city with all the affordable housing we need, a city that uses its resources to help lift the marginalized up and into stability. This is the Portland I imagine. This is the Portland I dream about every single day.
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We can’t simply dismiss the idea that autonomous vehicles are going to be a big part of our transportation system.
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I get up in the morning and by the time I’ve gone to bed there’s three or four or five new crises that weren’t there when I started the day. That’s what being mayor of Portland is about.
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Portland has a long history of embracing the most important of American values. Those are the rights to assembly and the rights to free speech. And we’re proud of protecting those core American values.
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There’s some basic ideals that we should be able to agree on as Americans: We don’t tolerate violence on our streets.
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I don’t think what’s in my pocketbook matters.
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My job is to protect the safety of everyone… protesters, counter-protesters, and bystanders alike.
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I certainly didn’t see the mayor’s withdrawal coming. I was looking for a highly contested mayoral campaign.
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As we double down on urgent issues of housing affordability, access, inequities and displacement, we must prioritize addressing climate change.
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Is Portland worse off than other cities? Is Portland really ‘Tent City U.S.A.?’ I want to be clear: The answer is no. While the homeless situation in Portland is significant and unacceptable, it is not unique.
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The world’s attention is increasingly focused on climate change. It threatens our economy, our environment and ultimately our familieshealth and livelihoods. For coastal states like Oregon, the stakes are even higher.
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I will not allow continued planned street violence between rival factions to take place on the streets of Portland.
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There’s no question that, in nearly seven weeks of nightly demonstrations, the police have done many things right, and they’ve done some things wrong as well.
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Portland needs a mayor who is going to take on the significant issues this city is facing.
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This is part of the core media strategy out of Trump’s White House: to use federal troops to bolster his sagging poll data. And it is an absolute abuse of federal law enforcement officials.
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Portland is an amazing and awe-inspiring city. It’s a city we cherish for its beauty. A city we love for its tolerance.
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At a time when leadership on climate protection and clean energy are more vital than ever, Portland and Oregon must step up and lead.
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Oregon deserves a Governor who is fully focused on the duties of state.
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The porridge is either two hot or too cold. At any given moment in this city the police are being criticized for being heavy handed and intervening too quickly, or they’re being criticized for being standoffish and not intervening quickly enough.
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Portland took the lead on climate action more than 25 years ago when we became the first U.S. city to adopt a climate action plan.
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