Two days after announcing his resignation for health reasons, Commissioner Nick Fish died of abdominal cancer. I’m not interested in hagiography here, as I didn’t know Fish personally and it’s been over a decade since I’d had interaction professionally, but I did go and dig up this Portland Communique post from an East Portland campaign event in 2004 which if nothing else shows that the one thing you never could have said about Nick Fish is that he wasn’t capable of, or interested in, lengthy, detailed conversations with Portlanders about Portland.

Hello. My name is Bix. @bix