how stupid, sending people directly to the dangerous swimming holes! not exactly a public service.
really, these guys could possibly take legal actions. i hope they do so with private attorneys since the state seems like it has a conflict- some programs are partly funded by the state or financed by them.... and why aren't you talking to the HUD federal Inspector General, Auditor or whatever their prosecutorial arm is called? they do investigate and prosecute abuses. Portland's housing authority is ripe for some HUD investigations on more than one front anyway. Their p*ss-poor policies and misuse of funding are far from what it should be and out of line with appropriate purposes and goals. These are instead serving to cause long term homelessness on a record scale in portland, even though the funding is there and also some policy changes alone could help house many more and get more fed funding. PDX Home Forward is being seriously mismanaged by their oversight personnel and key top decisionmakers imo.
well they sort of forgot that we can have a lot of river traffic here. Such as boats and ships that can come to portland via the ocean and river, for all kinds of relief work. There will also be tons of small craft functioning to ferry people across the river for a fee. until they run out of fuel... but if they are smart they will go somewhere else in that boat like out of town. so we will not get the full benefit of that unless they do have fuel. or if they are sailboats!
good gravy, it's 28 ! they lied to me...
i just took note of your statement about having an appointed sherriff. ewww. bad news. because this town does not have enough accountability to the people, already. you definitely don't want to reduce what little there is. we do need to maintain balance between governmental elitism and pure democracy. the chief is appointed, let the sheriff be voter- determined. we have to allow the town to be a town, that is an old anglo saxon word. as in tun moot. the tun moot was the town meeting, and it is an essential. every adult has a say in the affairs of the town that way. we must retain at least some vestige of that or portland is doomed. In fact, since Portland seems doomed already, I'd say we need to revive MORE of the tun moot aspect of decisionmaking. that way portlanders feel less like helpless puppets being manipulated by those with the strings in their hands.
well chuck, i am glad to see that a serious housing advocate has cropped up for the race. With the kind of money that you and others have helped raise, I can't see any excuse for the lack of housing that now exists for the lowest income people, the homeless, the at-risk. So what i would hope, is that with whatever funding you all DO eventually get, for it to be spent far more wisely and efficiently than say, this year's 2 huge, main Portland projects. In terms of creating new numbers of housing units that very low income, homeless, or nearly homeless people , can afford on disability checks or whatever.
As for Nick fish, I am glad he is doing something about the Housing plan. And asking for more citizen input. That must be where his strength lies? BUT as far as taking a whole lotta dollars and making the most of it, hmmm, well, it doesn't amount to much. That's the problem , when we get a numbers - crunching requirement like housing and the money involved--- but you get politicians that don't get how to really, really make the dollars crunch and produce max # of units plus a few extra supportive services when really, really needed. Result: overpriced projects, very few units for the money, and thousands of homeless still HOMELESS!
sorry, to anyone who thinks parks are equal to roofs over people's heads: THEY AREN'T. I'm sure you prefer a home yourself, over having nice trails for your dog. So do a bunch of other people. PRIORITIES, PEOPLE. HOUSING OVER PARKS ANY DAY. if it comes down to it.
so chuck, i hope if you are far more serious and able than this, that you get on board and help make the difference. and invite a few new players who know how it's done.
OR WAS IT 30 GRAMS?
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