Retired journalist. Stock options and currencies speculator. Aging radical (never got over the '60s). Patron of the arts (Go Portland Opera!).
Current Status: What does this mean? Single? Gay? Old? Proletarian?
Loved the panel, but what's the point in all the talk if the world is about to e
What's odd is the O's withholding her name. I've only seen that with rape victims and minors, and she is neither. Given the fact that the reporting identifies her as being the person who was the aggressor, I don't think she should be able to hide behind her anonymity.
Can we put Eileen Brady back on the ballot? Some of us are suffering from buyer's remorse.
Commissioners Saltzman and Fritz would deserve credit only if they had offered an amendment requiring further outreach to the public, similar to the meetings used to get public input for the Portland Plan, or even better, requiring a public referendum before implementation.
They didn't do that, and so failed to stand apart from the City Hall oligarchy. I mean, two lame ducks plus three lame incumbents -- is this any way to run a city?
The commissioners talked themselves blue in the face on the subject of dental hygiene. But they said barely a word about the biggest issue: Democracy.
Not the mention the proposed city income tax, adopted too late for your press run by the City Council. Yeah, it's only $35 a year to support arts education, but it IS a city income tax, and taxes can be expanded. Today, $35 fir arts! Tomorrow, $350 for bike paths! This particular camel pushed his nose under the tent with very little debate on the startling precedent of creating a city income tax. --TimB
I agree so much about the Prizm panel. As I listened, I had flashbacks to when I was a kid in the 1950s, reading Superman and Batman like crazy while listening to the adults agonize over their fear that comics would rot our childish minds and turn us into juvenile delinquents.
The more things change...
If I read one more endorsement of the school proposals that says, "the timing is terrible, BUT...", I'm going to swing into PRIMAL SCREAM OF NEWSPAPER FRUSTRATION MODE!!!
The timing is seriously terrible. Jobs haven't come back yet. Supporters keep saying that schools are in crisis, but the school buildings have been a wreck for a long time. If it was really a crisis, PPS would have gone to the voters five years ago, when times were good.
I'm not willing to see people lose their homes and have a harder time putting food on the table just so PPS can solve problems, right now, in the middle of hard times, after neglecting them for years.
Better to say, "the timing is terrible AND, let's vote against these thoughtless proposals -- come back and ask again after the good times roll back in."
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