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Monday, December 5, 2016

Portlanders experience decline in livability

Portlanders' ratings of city livability fall to new low 

Portland Tribune, November 30, 2016. By OPH and KOIN Channel 6

Auditor's survey of 3,000 Portlanders found that 63 percent said they feel the city is livable, the lowest rating since 1998.

The auditor's office surveyed 3,000 Portlanders by mail this summer. Sixty-three percent of respondents said they feel that Portland is livable. That's the lowest rating the city has received since the auditor began asking the question in 1998. It's down from 74 percent last year.

Livability wasn't the only measure of Portlanders' satisfaction that declined this year. Residents are increasingly concerned about housing affordability, land-use planning, traffic, the city's delivery of services and other issues.

Read the report at tinyurl.com/jtu6tou.
OPB and KOIN 6 News are Portland Tribune news partners.
Comment by Dave Lister:
Well, when you let bums camp anywhere they want, allow people to shoot dope in doorways, allow rioters to run around kicking out windows, build infill apartment bunkers without any parking and quit taking care of the parks, the streets and the infrastructure what would you expect?

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