Hey Charlie, why don't you give the homeless all that outdoor furniture you bought in your recent poorly-thought-out bid to make homelessness invisible & city hall less accessible (no citizen left behind -- so long as they can pay security fees to book a meeting inside). Then they might be comfy on those rocks that got piled under the bridge in Lents by some good Samaritans following their biblical consciences.
I support Hoover Towns. Not all homeless folk are crazy drug addicts. Families are having to hit the streets since the banks have been allowed to steal their homes.
Leave R2D2 alone!!!
Clearly the food cart and tables will not obstruct traffic like that Homeless Vigil did, won't attract rats like those houseless folk were accused of doing, and can be trusted to clean up its own spillage of burrito meat & red chili (tho Vigil candles were banned for fear wax might drip) so the City will bear no extra side-walk cleaning burden as before.
Clearly there is no dual standard being applied to business versus activist, paying customer versus homeless individual.
I can't wait to dine al fresco with that lovely view of the park all fenced off in grey metal. Yum. If only I could wash it down with some delectable fluoride!!!
I'm sure none of the diners will be so impolite to City Councilors or staffers like those pesky homeless folk. There's zero chance there might be a food fight or something...
This is CLEARLY not backlash after the homeless and activists testified so forcefully to Council on a recent Wednesday. And CLEARLY they left "willingly" and were not coerced. Rachel in the Mayor's office assured me it was all on the up-and-up.
It feels SO good to know the homeless problem has finally been solved by our fearless leaders in this time of economic crisis. The solution was obvious!!! Just make it illegal, yo.
Hales and most of City Council are whores to the Portland Business Alliance and should be recalled. We might let Amanda stay, but the rest are FUBAR. I think I might have to move away. I hate to watch the demise of a once progressive city. Ya'll enjoy your graft & boondoggles and keep persecuting the poor. I wish my kids had not chosen to move here.
Bob Sallinger, I don't think there's any dif between Biz Biz & City Council. I go to enough Council meetings to know they generally ignore the general public & community groups and vote against us. Do you think City Council gives a damn about anything other than their own boondoggles and ego trips? We need to throw those Rascals out! In the meantime, don't paint the false pic that taking the Water Dept away from City Council equals privatizing. Many would assert quite the opposite given that Nestle is getting a free ride to poach our water ABOVE the water treatment facility & market it as pure! (or is a Nestle Bottling Plant really off the table like Fish's assistant told me last week? Wish I could trust their information, but it's just as likely misinformation. Have not been able to verify, that's for sure. ODGW hadn't heard anything to that effect nor had any other council members' staff. Still curious if I was simply lied to.)
Anyway, look at Rochester and other cities whose water rates are lower thanks to less politicized and more specialized focus by an independent board. Here's a more informative article: http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/Blogto…
And here's another one:
Our City Council is able to fast-track anything but accountability.
This is disturbing. Why wasn't Amanda Fritz included as the head of Housing? Are we not looking for humane solutions to help the homeless? Are is this simply another bid for power against an increasingly disenfranchised populace?
Having seen horses being used in crowd control in Portland, I wasn't sure who I felt sorrier for -- the coerced & frightened citizens or the tensed & frightened horses.
GET THOSE ANIMALS OFF OUR HORSES!!!
I'm tired of their shitt!
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