Our Opinion: City has role in cutting housing costs

Mayor Ted Wheeler talked about the need to reduce the backlog of building permits when he spoke to Portland Tribune editors and reporters.

Is Portland, along with other West Coast cities, fated to become a "gilded megalopolis" accessible only to the affluent, as a New York Times columnist recently warned?

Or can it still be a place for people from "all walks of life," as Mayor Ted Wheeler envisions?