On July 1, 2017, Oregon New Minimum Wage rage went into effect. The Portland Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) now has a rate at $11.25. This is good news for many families who experience economic fragility. A large segment of our community members experience sever economic hardship and live paycheck to paycheck. I'm hopefully that we are moving toward a feature where economic fragility, poverty, will be a historic phenomenon for our communities.