1. Tell us about the last 3 purchases you made at locally owned, independent businesses.
An astounding strong and delicious “Cubano” coffee at Bard, another “Woman Pin” by Lucinda to send to my mom for her birthday, serial purchases at Standard Bakery and Horton’s in the Public Market
2. What do you think are the most important resources or programs available to independent businesses in Portland?
Under my leadership the directly elected, full-time Mayor elevate the profile and extend the reach of the city’s economic development staff, pull together all resources into a one-stop information portal, and work with independent businesses to expedite access to resources and programs at the state, regional and local level.
3. Are there any policies or initiatives you think the city should adopt to better support local businesses?
Yes, I would like to implement a standardized customer feedback loop for all interactions with city staff and use actual customer data to identify, implement and measure performance improvements.
4. Do you think the city should move its bank accounts out of large national banks and into locally owned financial institutions?
I think the city’s accounts should invest public funds where we stand to reap the best service and return on investment.
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