Cora Lee Potter
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Jun 24 Cora Lee Potter commented on Here's the $258.4 Million Housing Bond You'll Be Voting on in November.
"So for a $200,000 home, that's $84 bucks a year."

This is an incorrect statement. The correct statement is "a person who owns a property with improvements assessed at $200,000 will owe an additional $84 a year in property taxes".

There are lots and lots of homes with values of over $300,000 in Portland that have assessed values of much less than $200,000. Most of these homes are in gentrified areas where lower income people have been priced out, and costs for transportation are lower because you can walk or bike to jobs and services. Meanwhile, the lower income people that can scrape together enough to buy a home get to purchase a $200,000 home that has an assessed value of ~$190,000 - in a part of town where their transportation costs will also likely be much higher because they have to drive or travel much longer distances on transit to get to anything.

Jun 8 Cora Lee Potter commented on Portland Might Have Found a Site for Its Next Homeless Camp.
It's also important to recognize that no one was "placed" at this property. It's not a sanctioned camp. People are "placed" at sanctioned camp sites, in shelters and in housing. What is happening on this site is illegal squatting.
Jun 8 Cora Lee Potter commented on Portland Might Have Found a Site for Its Next Homeless Camp.
Trena, I think the problem is you and your "advocates" have a problem comprehending that acknowledgement that a site is city owned by employees of the city is not the same thing as giving a green light or direction to move unsheltered folks onto the site without the appropriate community involvement and due diligence.

I'm sorry you're impatient and can not wait for these things to be done before you up and direct people to squat on city owned property. That's not negligence on the part of the city - that's your impatience putting people in these situations.
Jun 8 Cora Lee Potter commented on Portland Might Have Found a Site for Its Next Homeless Camp.
I'm sorry -but Trena is covering her own ass on this one. To my knowledge, no one from city offices ever directed advocates to send folks to this site. The mayor's staff provided the dumpsters, porta potties and water only AFTER the advocates (at Trena's suggestion) had been sending folks to the site. Trena was even directing people being displaced from camp sites along the Springwater in Gresham to this area.

The only city person I know that may have consulted with Trena to choose this site is a police officer that she is buddy buddy with - and he did not do it at the direction of anyone at City Hall.