Portland State University.. deemed to require radical new “Urban Redevlopment District”? Urban Renewal is a favorite Crony Government Public/Private partnership system… A real favorite with the Progressive crowd in Portland. What can’t make sense in the private sector, makes perfect sense when government becomes a partner and uses other people’s money to finance bizarre schemes. Click to read more. This is just another abuse of power and influence that has turned Portland into a cesspool of special interests that dine on the carcass of taxpayers held ransom by a local government that prides itself as a model for insider fueled crony capitalism.