According to reports Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is abandoning his $840,000 dollar luxury condo after rioters have reportedly targeted the building.
Wheeler announced the move in an email to other residents of the 16- floor high-rise on Tuesday, one day after a crowd of over 200 people gathered outside the building to demand his resignation, leaving fires and broken windows in their wake. Rioters graffitied and damaged the building and sidewalk and threw a burning bundle of newspapers into retail space on the building’s first floor, leading to the arrest of 19 people.
The mayor said it would be “best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace” that he find a new place to live.
let's see if he will be calling to defund the police now.
According to NYPost
The Democratic mayor of Portland, Ore., is moving from his $840,000 condo to avoid rioters who have repeatedly targeted the building, according to a report.
Ted Wheeler wrote to neighbors in his building to say it would be “best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace” for him to move from the building that rioters tried to torch on his 58th birthday Monday, according to The Oregonian.
“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” Wheeler reportedly wrote, according to a screenshot of the email.
“It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.”
The mayor bought his two-bedroom condo in the building with 114 units for $840,000 in 2017, the paper said, citing property records. It has regularly been a scene of protests, with fireworks lit and lights shone on the building as fires also get lit in the street.