PORTLAND -- Three of the candidates running for Portland Mayor spoke in a forum hosted by Oregon Public Broadcasting Thursday with a social media twist.
Local bloggers and journalists tweeted about the candidates and shared their thoughts in what’s called a ‘Tweet up.’
Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith fielded a variety of questions, including the hot topic of the Columbia River Crossing.
“I’m hopeful we can rethink that project because that will be the biggest legacy of everyone in government right now if the course doesn’t change,” Jefferson said.
“I’m supportive of a congestion-based tolling program,” said Brady.
“I think a version of this project that does have a main span across the Columbia that doesn’t lift and does get light rail to Clark County is do-able,” Hales added.
Both Brady and Hales said they wanted to see a light rail system to Vancouver added as well.
KGW will be hosting a debate between the candidates on Monday, April 30th, starting at 8 p.m.