I am a volunteer for the Peterson's Stores in Downtown Portland. Seriously, how many stores have volunteers these days?
is cheering Matt Davis on for all the hard work he's put in to help the Peterson's Store. Thanks Matt, You Rock!!
Oh and Matt, Thank you so much for keeping up on all of this for everybody at the Peterson's Store and me too. You have been tremendous help all around.
And I don't care what anybody else says, the ball is in your court. This story has been yours from the start, please finish it. Everybody at Peterson's would love to hear it.
Well according to the police records that they supposely claimed to have had, they actually never even opened the book when putting their facts on the table.
After I was capable of digging up facts verified by Mayor Tom Potter himself verifying that the crime rate had gone down over the last year and proved that the store was in the least location of crime in Downtown Portland; they had to do some back peddling.
More people wanted proof of these crimes that they were insisting were occurring when there were hardly any at all as I presented to them in the city council meeting on the 16th of July.
However I am really happy that all this work has paid off and there is a brighter light at the end of the tunnel for Peterson. I really do love volunteering there when I am capable.
Don't you think you are looking a little too far into the future Mr. Adams? You are yet the Mayor and need to get control of your hunger for power now before you take office or it may hurt your profile later.
I trust you got my email that was cc'd to you regarding my personal reasons for keeping the store open. That and why I feel it would be a risk if you close it due to the fact that crime rate increases in dark areas.
Here, let me remind you: "Please... don't take mine and many other's only security at that corner away from us at night. Please... don't make anybody else a target for sexual assault as well."
It's not a memory you want to live with the rest of your life. Trust me, I've had to live with it for over 15yrs already and I'm still seeing a pychologist.
City Council Tosses Half a Million Bucks at Police Overtime Problem, yet doesn't lend an ear to over 2,500 voter's of Portland who have step foot forward asking to keep the Peterson's Store on 10th and Morrison?
It was a pleasure meeting with Mayor Tom Potter earlier today and presenting my case along with the pictures and statistics of crime rate in Portland that were approved by the Mayor himself.
However I fear that those statistics will soon go up if they still intend on closing this store and what they have offered the Police Department will all be for not; as that corner on 10th and Morrison will no longer be lit up as before at night and accessible to a great amount of crime unlike now.
Then in order to counteract that the police will have to work even harder to keep up with the rise in crime in that area, patrol it nightly as well as daily, giving them even less time on their hands, and only make them come back and whine for more money and vacation time as they just did.
Pardon me if I'm incorrect but doesn't that seem like a total loss in tax payer's money all the way around?
Surely there are more logical ways of spending our money than paying the police to clean up messes that were not made by us but rather caused by the pure desire of wanting to turn our city into something we don't want in the first place.
For all those out there willing to give up now, just get out, otherwise why bother hanging around.
If there wasn't any possibility of getting them to listen or even considering that they may be making a mistake; then they would have swallowed the cost of having to pay a fee for kicking him out ASAP and asked for the keys immediately.
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