In less than one week, Portland voters will decide if it will be easier or harder for City Councilors to sell public parks, including the Congress Square Plaza which is in the eye of the political storm, according to the Portland Press-Herald.

The Portland newspaper reported park proponents and those who favor allowing the city to have more lattitude to sell park land are making their cases in the plaza where the Small Axe food truck serves the lunch time crowd. If passed on June 10, the referendum would not permit any of the city's 60 public parks to be sold unless approved by eight out of nine City Councilors.

Robert Cook

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Robert Cook