Open letter from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler

Mayor Ted Wheeler

As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, our beautiful city is on edge: An escalating global pandemic. The possibility of a deep and prolonged recession. Demands for police accountability and racial justice. People are justifiably angry, hurting and frustrated.

We have the ability to overcome these challenges and reimagine a city and a country that are welcoming, inclusive and prosperous for all. It seems far off right now, but Portlanders are resilient and I am confident that we can do it, together.