Tag Archives: Dan Saltzman

Shrugging Off Widespread Community Concerns, Council Pushes Forward with Police Reform Appeal

From the Portland Mercury, October 22, 2014 As expected, the Portland City Council tonight has agreed to pursue a narrowly framed, but potentially troublesome appeal of the city’s police reform agreement with the US Department of Justice—casting aside advocates’ and … Continue reading

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Hales, Fritz Want to “Clarify” Judge’s Demand for Annual Updates on Police Reform

From the Portland Mercury, October 22, 2014 The legal drama over police reform in Portland—seemingly put to rest in August, when a federal judge finally approved the city’s nearly two-year-old settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice—has been revived. … Continue reading

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Campaign for Portland City Council – Dan Saltzman

Over 3000 Portlanders are homeless tonight; despite promises and plans the number is increasing not decreasing. Stay the course or change policy and direction? We need a change in how we address homelessness in our community. One central problem is … Continue reading

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“Prosper Portland” homeless solution dead on the vine, say police

The Portland Mercury, March 26, 2014 Earlier this year, Police Chief Mike Reese began showing off a flashy PowerPoint presentation around town. To the district attorney’s office, to city commissioners and, most publicly, to the city and county officials gathered … Continue reading

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Growing number of calls to Bud Clark Commons lead police to threaten chronic nuisance complaint

The Portland Tribune, Jan. 9, 2014 Reports of drug dealing plague Old Town homeless experiment Bud Clark Commons Portland police are concerned that the city’s highest profile public housing project is becoming unmanageable. In early December, Portland Police Chief Mike … Continue reading

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Portland shelters provide warmth to homeless

The Portland Mercury, Dec. 9, 2013 See the end of this post for a list of available shelters. They were standing with a group of young people outside Union Gospel Mission. He was wearing snowpants and boots, two jackets and … Continue reading

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Who are Portland’s homeless?

By Evan Sernoffsky, KGW News, Nov. 2, 2013 After a summer of clashes between cops and street kids, a sweep of campers in front of Portland’s City Hall, and the contentious possible move of the Right to Dream Too camp, … Continue reading

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Homeless people in other cities got one-way bus tickets to Portland

KGW News, Oct. 31, 2013 When her Greyhound bus pulled into town 6 months ago, Maria Castillo got off with two bags and dream. “Start over, start a new life,” said the 42-year-old. Castillo had been homeless in San Diego … Continue reading

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