I sat down with April Baer to talk about Portland and art. Listen here.
As Election Day gets closer and the public forums and debates come to an end, I have been knocking on doors and introducing myself all over Portland. I’ve been to almost every neighborhood with just a few more to go. Along the way I’ve answered a lot of questions about my platform, but more importantly… Continue reading What I’ve Learned Campaigning
Why Not Wapato? Let’s talk about Wapato Correctional Facility. Every day I have yet another conversation about the never-used jail located in north Portland. I’ve had a dozen of these since I started the campaign, and dozens more before I decided to run. Like many people in Portland, I cannot understand how we can declare a… Continue reading Why Not Wapato?
According to the Welcome Home Coalition, Portland needs 40,000 affordable housing units. In the time that it will take to get there, more Portlanders will become homeless. Every person on the streets is deserving of our compassion and help, and laws must be enforced for everyone’s safety. If a major earthquake hit Portland today and 2,000… Continue reading Homelessness is a Humanitarian Crisis
I’ve lived in Portland most of my life. I’ve raised my kids here. I run my businesses here. I have deep roots in my community. When I was young, we used to say that Portland was a big small town. That’s no longer true. We have a world class food industry, an amazing arts culture,… Continue reading We shouldn’t need DIY government
“During the fight against the Street Fee, we fought City Hall on behalf of small businesses and low income residents and we won. I want to be the voice of all the people of Portland on the issues that matter to them most, and make sure that their voices are heard. But the simple answer… Continue reading North Park Blocks Blog Interview
Last night I attended the Richmond Neighborhood Association meeting. I was struck by such passion and talent from the neighbors in that area as they tackle their land use issues and look for solutions by crafting processes that can be duplicated around the city. Their determination to make a difference in their area by working… Continue reading Richmond Tackles Land Use
It was her fight against an unfair and poorly applied tax that led Ann Sanderson to the Portland political arena in the first place. Her candidacy for Portland City Council finds her still leading the fight to find the right way to fix Portland’s streets. Sanderson first came into the public eye in 2014 when… Continue reading Sanderson likes sunset clause, voter input; Still questions allocation of existing funds & diesel exemption
(SE Portland) — A lively group of voters got their first taste of Ann Sanderson’s ideas for change at City Hall, in a candidates’ forum hosted Thursday night by the Buckman Community Association. Hot-button topics like homelessness, housing density, and transportation dominated the questions submitted by the audience. Sanderson, who first came into the public… Continue reading Buckman Candidates’ Forum
This afternoon Ann Sanderson filed paperwork at Portland City Hall to challenge incumbent Amanda Fritz for City Council Commissioner Position 1.