Good Government

Nick understands that government works best when it is transparent and accountable to the public.

  • Nick championed new reforms to require political consultants to register with the city and disclose their activities.
  • Nick reformed our volunteer boards and commissions, requiring mandatory disclosure of conflicts of interest.
  • Nick fought to reinstate the Chief Financial Officer to oversee the city’s $3.8 billion budget.
  • Nick supported the City Auditor's proposal to waive fees for citizens who challenge city rulings.
  • Nick helped launch an independent oversight committee to ensure public dollars are being spent wisely on technology projects.
Nick has been my best Council partner, helping strengthen the independence of the Auditor’s office and bringing more sunshine to City Hall.
— Mary Hull Caballero, Portland City Auditor