May 2018

May 2018

My son came home from college for the weekend and we got a quick chance to catch up. There have been a few things I have asked him to do lately, and I wanted to know if he had gotten to any of them. To get his attention, I asked him to PLEASE put down his iphone for a...
April 2018

April 2018

The City of Portland enacted its Renter Protection ordinance in February 2016, as a temporary emergency measure to address the city’s housing crisis. When they did this, they decided to leave exempted any owner with only one Portland rental unit from being affected....
March 2018

March 2018

As your current President, I want to provide you with insight into one of my recent actions. As you know, I was appointed to Mayor Wheeler’s Residential Services Commission in November. In February, however, I chose to resign. I would like to share with you my...
February 2018

February 2018

Last month at the January dinner meeting, RHA Oregon had former newscaster Kelley Day speak. Kelley has spent her career in front of the TV cameras and is a consummate professional. It was great to have her share her insights and experiences on how to present a story...
January 2018

January 2018

Watching all of the New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world on TV this month made me reflect on two things:    First, that the optimism of a new year is a world wide celebration with no social, political, or religious boundaries, limitations or qualifications....