Portland Commissioner Nick Fish apologized to supporters for not disclosing land transfer details in 2010.
The Oregonian/OregonLive on Thursday published its investigation into the budget-busting park project, which opened last year at a cost of $15.1 million.
The project moved forward in 2010 after Fish signed off on a deal deliberately kept out of the public spotlight. Fish and a city attorney placed the deal on the City Council’s consent agenda — allowing it to be immediately approved with no discussion.
…[On] Friday, Fish sent an email to supporters. In it, he conceded that “it was my mistake” to bring the deal to the City Council without a public hearing. By placing it on the consent agenda, he added, “it did not get the sunshine it deserved.”
(READ MORE: Oregon Live)