Tag Archives: Nick Fish

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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“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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Reaction to City Auditor’s memo on police review is mixed

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, Oct. 29, 2013 Reaction was mixed Tuesday, a day after Portland’s city auditor sent a blistering memo to the mayor and city council members identifying “alarming lapses” in police accountability by top police command staff. … Continue reading

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City Council defers changes to IPR

By Helen Silvis, The Skanner, Oct. 23, 2013 Portland City Council deferred a decision on a string of proposals from the auditor’s office to make changes to the Independent Police Review Division. The council will address the proposals Dec. 4 … Continue reading

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Called Out, Saltzman Now Seeking Up to $1.7 Million for Homelessness

From The Portland Mercury, August 28, 2013 Commissioner Dan Saltzman‘s rapid education as the new overseer of the Portland Housing Bureau is continuing apace. After taking flak in a Mercury story this week for letting Mayor Charlie Hales drive a … Continue reading

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Mayor and columnist spar in the pages of The Oregonian on the issue of homelessness

Mayor Charlie Hales: We’re using a measured approach to take back Portland’s sidewalks By Charlie Hales, Guest Column in The Oregonian, August 14, 2013 Lawlessness on Portland sidewalks is not a new issue, nor is it an easy one. So … Continue reading

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Mayor’s meeting on homelessness includes critics, housing advocates, police chief, staffers – but not the Portland Business Alliance

By Denis C. Theriault, The Portland Mercury, August 14, 2013 Mayor Charlie Hales, as of this afternoon, has now had three informal meetings with business interests, law enforcement, and social services providers to get up to speed on homelessness—a difficult … Continue reading

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