Sources Say: Fish gets high praise from unexpected source

Commissioner Nick Fish

Since City Commissioner Nick Fish's announcement last month that he's fighting cancer, he's received words of encouragement from colleagues and everyday Portlanders alike, many of whom have praised his service on the City Council.

Especially noteworthy is the praise from John Gibson, president of Southwest Neighborhoods Inc., which includes the part of town where Fish had been criticized for allowing the Portland Water Bureau to sell surplus property to a developer with only limited public notice.