Patrick has been involved in community organizing in Portland Oregon for several years. he is currently working around ending the Sit Lie and Anti Camping…
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of course this will not work, "move along laws" and "sweeps" have never worked.
repeating the same action over and over again and expecting a different result is just silly.
(words you cant say about mayors of major cities on a public blog)
maybe something beyond the same homeless problem every other city in America has is the problem with Portland's down town... the Fed says that at any one time there are about 1 million people homeless in the United States... the City of Portland says that we have under 3,000 here... so by gov numbers, that whole "we have a homeless problem" is a straw man...
maybe Downtowns problem is not homeless people?
maybe it is the crappy parking?
maybe it is the fact that you have to drive past 3 shopping malls to go shopping downtown?
maybe it is the fact that they let the PBA figure things out downtown and they are a bunch of hairless apes that cant figure out how to keep a job with the police department led by their band mate, let alone run downtown?
maybe I was wrong when I went to the monthly pow wows about this law that Amanda Fritz hosted... when I went to the city council meetings about this current law... they always said that the reason that they did not want people sitting on the sidewalk is because someone with a disability may trip over them...
this concept.. .that people who are blind may trip over a person sitting on the sidewalk (who can move out of the way) and NOT trip over a sidewalk cafe sitting on the sidewalk (that can not easily move under it's own power) is utterly moronic... something that only the PBA, or it's ilk would dream up as some how realistic...
I agree mostly... which is why it was silly time before last to make the law unconstitutional... and why it was silly this last time to make the law about "disabilities" but only effect people sitting on the sidewalk, not cafe seating... both block right of way for people with disabilities...
you cant call one out and not the other.
The current effort by the PBA is to go back to a law that was ruled unconstitutional by a judge, in a courtroom... how do they do that? change the law to meet their needs...
if that is all that is needed (change the law to meet your needs) then I have several laws I would like changed as well!
free bit of advice... buy different gauge shot guns for your bean bag guns, the problem will never happen again...
A ) the large percentage of the "20%" is not from some far off foreign land... its from from as far away as Seattle and Salem...
B) Blabby, you seem really not to get that I have no problems with businesses... so I will say it again.. I have no problem with businesses... its when they start thinking that they are the only reason a society exists that is the problem.
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