Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Chief Danielle Outlaw of the Portland Police Bureau. Oct. 2, 2017.
(Portland Police Bureau via AP)
Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland, Ore., has vowed, working on his city the “cleanest and most liveable” in the U.S.
Wheeler, 55, the mayor since January of 2017, announced his goal at a Thursday press conference. He said he wanted to be reported on a city program for cleaning up garbage and waste, the Oregonian.
“We need to come together with a new and aggressive strategy to keep our community clean and keep our community worth living in,” Wheeler said, adding, “I’ve heard of them all.”
In July, the city of some of the negative attention attracted, if “Occupy ICE” demonstrators created a camp outside the local offices of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Finally, the city of the protesters, who left piles of trash and debris cleared.
“It was pretty disgusting,” nearby resident Frank Savage Oregon FOX 12 said at the time.
More recently, a Portland woman filed a lawsuit claiming their landlord, we had so much garbage piling up outside of your apartment that you have been reported bitten by a raccoon, the Oregonian.
Breaking: Portland cleanup trash must to the city, mayor Ted Wheeler says, announces new campaign for the removal of trash from the city centre https://t.co/YfAEqNccPY #orpol
— Gordon Friedman (@gordonrfriedman) 6. September 2018
Maybe a shovel to the situation, the Portland man who recently reported a “friend” from the trash created in the paper.
On Thursday, Wheeler said his program for the Installation of more waste, would include buckets in the core of the city and the establishment of regular pickups on the tank, according to the report.
“I think it is not rocket science,” said the mayor.
The mayor said the complaints about trash on public roads are the most common complaints he hears from residents, according to the paper.
“In our last litter pick-up day we’ve had, I’ve said that more than 1,000 people who come to volunteer half a day, and pick up garbage,” said Wheeler. “So, I know the community is excited and energized as I am to do this.”
A city staffer told Portland KGW8-TV, more details will be released in the coming weeks.
Wheeler remembered his childhood in Portland, where “you just do not see litter.”
“I expect it to. The people I represent, they expect,” he said. “And there’s a sense of urgency.”
Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.