It's just bad public planning, pure and simple.
Portland's got all kinds of fluffy programs that cost millions of dollars but nothing for the real stuff:
LIKE SNOW EMERGENCY'S OR FIXING POT HOLES.
(but the tram and the streetcar were moving, mobility for the rich in the pearl and the doctors/administrators/etc at the hospital
It's Portland don't forget.
I'm sure there is a new tax headed our way.
It's probably not much different anywhere.
Government works for itself, not for the people, and we see this over and over and over.
What is it gonna take for Americans to rise up and say:
""I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!""