Wheeler to stagger bureau assignments to shape city government

Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler talked about his priorities for the city with the Portland Tribune editorial board Wednesday morning.

Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler intends to set and control the direction of city government when he takes office in January through a staggered bureau assignment process.

During a Wednesday morning interview with the Portland Tribune editorial board, Wheeler said he has had many meetings with the remaining members of the City Council, Commissioner-elect Chloe Eudaly, and city bureau directors since being elected mayor at the May 2016 primary election.