Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

The police should be focused on policing criminal activity, and that's sort of the beginning, the middle and the end of it for me.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

The police should be addressing car break-ins and burglaries and things like that. And increasingly what they're doing is providing social services. The majority of police are not trained in the provision of social services.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

I'm willing to take criticism all day long from Fox News. But I'm not willing to accept criticism from Fox News of the men and women of the Portland Police Bureau.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

I think it is extremely inappropriate for people to be blocking traffic, to be harassing people going about their everyday business and violating the law. I do not support that kind of behavior.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

The porridge is either two hot or too cold. At any given moment in this city the police are being criticized for being heavy handed and intervening too quickly, or they're being criticized for being standoffish and not intervening quickly enough.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

I get up in the morning and by the time I've gone to bed there's three or four or five new crises that weren't there when I started the day. That's what being mayor of Portland is about.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

I believe my role as mayor is to be out in the community and as much as possible, I want my team out in the community.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

I have a beautiful desk. I rarely sit behind it. That's not where my job is. My job is in the community.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

Washington, D.C., has for too long ignored the reality that if we do not invest in infrastructure in urban America we are doing so at the jeopardy of the economy.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

Oregon deserves a Governor who is fully focused on the duties of state.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

I don't even recognize myself sometimes.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

I am committed to ensuring that, as Portland grows, the things we love about our city grow along with us.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

Portland doesn't have a 'sit-lie' ordinance like Seattle or San Francisco. Our use of high pedestrian zones is significantly more limited and nuanced, but it gives authorities the flexibility they need to address specific public safety or public health threats in congested areas, by keeping our sidewalks accessible and walkable.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

I am dedicated to ensuring that the prosperity our city is experiencing extends to everyone who lives, works and visits Portland.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

My goal is to always be a transformational leader, and to go big. And when you go big, you don't always win. And I'm OK with that.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

I did not inherit a single dime from my father.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

We're going to send a unified message to the rest of this country, which is that we do not accept violence in this community. If you are thinking of coming to Portland, Oregon, to engage in acts of violence, we don't want you.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

Yes, Portland is governable. Yes, it's challenging.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

Portland needs a mayor who is going to take on the significant issues this city is facing.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

Too often, the very institutions that are supposed to protect and serve our community have instead failed people of color, specifically our black community.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

We can't simply dismiss the idea that autonomous vehicles are going to be a big part of our transportation system.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

We don't know what the trajectory of autonomous or linked vehicles will be, and we don't have a clear understanding on what that means in terms of infrastructure and policy. But we know it's coming.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

The City of Portland, our police bureau, and our employees do not cooperate with ICE.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

Mike Marshman is a quality choice to fill the role of Portland Police Chief.

Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler

We have to nurture and support the idea of pluralism.