Mayor Ted Wheeler: 'We do need to transfer 82nd Avenue' to the city

Mayor Ted Wheeler, along with commissioners Amanda Fritz, Dan Saltzman and Chloe Eudaly visited Southeast 82nd Avenue for a town hall on Tuesday.

A town hall meeting at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) building drew city commissioners to East Portland on Tuesday, July 11, to hear about some of the issues related to lack of investment and attention in that area of the city.

"It's always been treated like the outer edges," says Anita Yap, founder of the Multicultural Collaborative and on APANO's board of directors. "So there's not been a lot of public investment or policy investment from the community."