Please note, this is the first and only time Dosha employees have rallied to unionize. Stating that this was attempted previously implies that Dosha was not within the law.
So members of PPCOA will be subjected to the same random drug tests as the rank & file of the Portland Police Gestapo (PPG). Which completely excludes steroids, btw. So, as long as they don't smoke pot, drop acid, or shoot heroin they should be in the clear. But then again, those aren't the real issues to begin with, are they?
The 2nd one seems like real small potatoes. It really should be up to individual businessess to regular that sort of thing. We really don't need a city-wide ordinence regulating how "loud" a person's perfume is. Waste of time.
Nice to see that this city apparently has no REAL problems, though.
So a public hearing has been "tentatively" scheduled for late Feb. TBA. Well i'll certainly keep my eyes peeled for that, & i hope it's a packed house! It won't do any good; however many people attend & express opposition to Portland joining the JTTF, city council will do whatever the fuck it wants to do anyways regardless. Commissioner Dan Saltzman in particular is pushing hard for this, as he was 5 years ago. I seriously doubt he's going to be the least bit persuaded by a room packed full of concerned citizens.
Well since Adams & Reese were [eventually forced to] fire Ron Frashour - the pig who murdered Aaron Campbell - they just had to toss a bone to the Portland Police Gestapo (PPG) & promote another murderous pig - Leo Besner.
Give & take, i suppose...
Adios grotesque Loco's.R.I.P.[rest in piss]
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The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon)
January 10, 2005 Monday
BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT SETTLES RACIAL BIAS SUIT
Summary: In the $120,000 deal, the district admits a custodian was called a racial slur but denies other allegations
The Beaverton School District has agreed to pay $120,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit by an African American former custodian, after admitting in a court filing that a co-worker called the man a racial epithet.
District administrators agreed in December to pay nearly $80,000, including $10,000 in gross back wages, to James Sanders and $40,000 in fees to his lawyer, Thomas Steenson. As part of the settlement, the district denied Sanders' allegations against three other co-workers.
The settlement, drawn from the district's $1.55 million insurance reserve fund, did not require school board approval, said Linda Borquist, an assistant superintendent.
Board member Ann Jacks said Tuesday evening that district lawyers had briefed the board on the case but had never discussed possible settlement amounts.
"It's not an insignificant sum or an insignificant issue," Jacks said. "I'd like, in the future, to be a little more active in this."
Board approval is necessary only if the settlement amount exhausts the reserve fund, which is set aside during the budget process and requires a transfer from the general fund, said Janice Essenberg, district administrator for budget services.
Because the district's insurance policy covers liability claims greater than $500,000, board approval would be required only in rare cases involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. Large settlements can be entered into without board approval, unlike contracts, which require a board vote if they are worth more than $50,000.
In neighboring Portland, the school board must approve all settlements greater than $25,000.
Sanders, who was fired in October 2003, sued the district in June, saying his boss, Ron Strasser, Aloha High School's head custodian, had used racially derogatory terms and threatened him. Sanders cited other instances of harassment, but did not name the co-workers involved or describe the offenses in his lawsuit.
Sanders met twice with Anthony Rosilez, then the district administrator overseeing custodians, and submitted two written complaints describing the harassment between November 2002 and August 2003, according to court filings by Sanders and the school district.
In a June 29 court filing, the district denied all of Sanders' accusations except one. The district admitted that a co-worker called Sanders a "spear chucker" in August 2003. In the same filing, the district denied workers used other racially insensitive terms.
Borquist declined to identify the co-worker accused of using the term. She said the employee, who was disciplined for the incident, no longer works for the district.
The district initially responded to Sanders' complaints by giving him the cell and home phone numbers of Rosilez so he could report any further harassment immediately, Borquist said.
The district also offered Sanders a place on its "Diversity Committee," an employee group that supports and embraces a diverse work force, she said.
"We take any report of harassment or discrimination very seriously," Borquist said.
At Sanders' request, the district held a training session in January 2003 for custodial staff to review anti-discrimination policies and reporting procedures.
Sanders' suit names as defendants Mark Moser, the district's administrator for classified personnel, Art Heckel, a former Aloha High School vice principal, and Strasser, Sanders' direct supervisor.
The district investigated Sanders' allegations against the three men and found no wrongdoing, Borquist said.
Heckel, now a vice principal at Westview High School, and Moser still work for the district.
Strasser retired in September. District officials said his retirement was unrelated to the lawsuit.
This is Lake Perriguey, Seth Stambaugh's Lawyer.
To be clear, Mr. Stambaugh dose not currently intend to sue the Beaverton School District. Any intention that may have been conveyed was conditional, and dependent....vesting IF, AND ONLY IF, the Beaverton School District and he are unable to forge a comprehensive resolution to this crisis.
Mr. Stambaugh's primary driving goal before, and since, his summary removal from that Beaverton classroom is to be an excellent teacher. He is proving to be teaching us lessons about community and inclusivity that reverberate beyond the classroom
As has been reported in The Mercury and elsewhere, Superintendent Colonna and Mr. Stambaugh agreed to meet in person for a conversation. We are hopeful that this conversation will lead to Mr. Stambaugh's return to Sexton Mountain Elementary so that he may be continue to be a gifted educator.
I am a performer who is seriously interested in the life sized reclining unicorn to use as a prop!! Lady Floris, is there any chance I could get a sneak peak at it? I will be gone on Saturday, and would love to know if it is worth having someone go to the auction to bid on my behalf......
please let me know!
Unicorns ARE magical! I heart Flo and Rusty.
alert all Unicorn collectors!!!! We'd love to sell it as one bulk collection to an avid collector, someone who would love it as much as Mom, but the Auction at The Commons on Dad's birthday (80th) was too excellent an opportunity to pass on!!!! Our folks would have thought this was a great idea for all reasons: supporting the community, supporting the neighborhood, supporting LOCAL business, and the house gets cleaned up a bit. I hope there's a collector out there who will be soooo happy! see you there. Flo Barrett
"...including an arts space and the office of a leader of the national Church of Satan."
Ok. Your point being? "Ooooh! Eeeeevil Satanist covets warehouse space in SE!"
Viva La LEMONADE BLOC!!! Fuck cops!
"and not hiring police officers from other agencies who are being investigated for improper conduct"
Stefan, was one of the officers being investigated for improper conduct while they were being hired by PPB?
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Welcome to the Police State 2003
Naked biking and the Big One?Fuckers!I thought it was some free porn!!!Bitches.
The Buffer Lanes. That would make a good band name.
i could have told her that she wasn't going to win. Because in the law eyes the polices are always right unless you have them on camera....
Necessary "penetration rates" joke.
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