Vancouver City Council

Herrera Beutler is still against tolls

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, wrote to the Oregon Department of Transportation this week to once again discourage the agency from adopting a tolling or congestion pricing program on […]

Blom asks realtor group to stop spending on his behalf

In case you missed it, Vancouver city council candidate John Blom gained a boost ahead of the primary election from the National Association of Realtors. They spent $160,000 on his […]

John Blom’s extremely generous benefactors

The National Association of Realtors really, really wants John Blom to win his bid for Vancouver City Council. So much so that they spent more than $160,000 on his behalf ahead […]

For your voting ease: A master list of the 2021 primary election endorsements

Candidate endorsements are often covered piecemeal, with a separate news item every time a notable local organization throws its support behind someone running for office in Clark County. From a voter’s […]

Behind the scenes of Tuesday’s candidate forum: Scheduling headaches and a non-endorsement

There was no shortage of intensity at Tuesday’s forum for Vancouver mayor and city council candidates, with the eight participants outlining their drastically different priorities and visions for the city. […]

On city council fundraising, Yung and Perez lead the pack

Two incumbent Vancouver city councilors aren’t seeking reelection this year. The announcements from Linda Glover and Laurie Lebowsky last month sparked several early challengers for the soon-to-be open seats, and […]

Diversity delayed for Vancouver City Council

Vancouver’s push toward creating a more diverse city council has fizzled, at least for now. Like so many other long-term projects, the suspension of the city’s Community Task Force on Council […]

Want to participate in the next city council meeting?

The Vancouver city council meeting on Monday looked very different from the norm. Only one person was sitting in the council chambers at City Hall, to start. The rest of the […]

Yes, the Vancouver Farmers Market is reopening. Here’s what that means.

On Friday, Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes issued an emergency declaration that reopened the Vancouver Famers Market. Shortly afterward, my email inbox blew up with readers wanting to know how that […]

Do you want to pay for streets? The city council wants to know.

When Initiative 976 passed in November, it stripped cities of their ability to collect fees on car tabs. In Vancouver, specifically, I-976 torpedoed the Transportation Benefit District, a program that […]

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