Talk:Erik Sten

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Things to add[edit]

  • Sten's strong Portland roots, and ability to tap into vast volunteer power
  • advocacy of Voter-Owned Elections
  • advocacy of public power/city ownership of Portland General Electric
  • Portland WiFi
  • taking Comcast to court over open access of transmission lines for broadband service
    • Note: this article details the issue, though Sten is not mentioned.

-Pete 21:44, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Is it me or does he have buck teeth? Aboutmovies 21:57, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Perceived bias of article[edit]

This article reads like campaign literature. The statement "Sten is known for taking on large projects and powerful opponents" is unreferenced and indicates a non-neutral point of view.

In addition to the suggestions above, and in the interest of neutrality, I'd like to see some independent appraisal of his record added. Examples:

  • the $40 million water bureau software trouble
  • his lack of professional work experience before heading up (and some would say messing up) a major public utility (see above)
  • his political "creativity" and the resulting policy proposals, which some have considered DOA

I'm not looking for a character assassination, but I would like to see some neutral discussion of his political and policy record in the article. Unfortunately, The Oregonian archives go off line after a few weeks, so we need to rely on the Portland Tribune and Willamette Week for sourcing. DiscoDiGomma 16:34, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Disco, go ahead and remove that sentence if you like. I agree that the above should be included, though I think the second bullet point is a small part of the first one, and I'm not sure if there's a basis for the last one (happy to be proven wrong though.) There's definitely a lot of expansion to be done on this article (see my list above, as well.) As for sources, the Oregonian's archives are visible if you have a Multnomah County Library card (and likely other library systems as well); see here for instructions, or just go to . That will also give access to the Daily Journal of Commerce, which likely covers the water bureau thing as well. -Pete 23:43, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Haven't heard back for a while. I'm removing that sentence, and the neutrality tag. I don't see a lot of sense in having a NPOV article on a stub; it's pretty apparent even on a casual glance that this article is incomplete. -Pete 17:27, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Erik's retiring tomorrow[edit]

So this Oregonian piece is likely only one of many stories we'll have access to trying to wrap up his career. (Bye-bye, Boy Wonder Big ideas and a big mistake lace Erik Sten's long City Council tenure Thursday, April 03, 2008 ANNA GRIFFIN ) -Pete (talk) 22:07, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

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