Dirk VanderHart
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Mar 16 Dirk VanderHart commented on Portland Just Passed a Legally Ambiguous Exclusion Ordinance. It's Unclear What Happens Next..
RB: fair point. I've linked to the code language.
Feb 21 Dirk VanderHart commented on Protesters Went to Mayor Ted Wheeler's House on Monday Night.
Why do you think I think it's funny?
Feb 16 Dirk VanderHart commented on Renter Relocation Lives On: A Federal Judge Just Declined to Put New Renter Protections on Ice.
Not quite, Rooster. If the landlord is found to have broken the law—which, theoretically, wouldn't be that hard to prove—they have to pay the relocation costs, plus are hit with a penalty of three times your rent and "reasonable attorney's fees and costs."
Feb 8 Dirk VanderHart commented on Hall Monitor: A Fight We’ve Been Waiting For.
Yes. Latter. Tried to get that across and evidently failed.
Jan 4 Dirk VanderHart commented on Ted Wheeler's First Act as Mayor: A Bureau Shakeup.
They do, though the mayor still has the power to fire the budget director.
Dec 8, 2016 Dirk VanderHart commented on Advocates Are Making Their Strongest Pitch Yet for New Homeless Villages.
Douglas: The A Home For Everyone coalition is working up a long-term strategy for easing the problem. We wrote about it here: http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/…
Sep 9, 2016 Dirk VanderHart commented on Deaths Of Homeless People Shot Way Up in Multnomah County Last Year.
Good point. Based on the limited snapshot we have from last year's "point-in-time" count, homelessness did not rise at anywhere near this rate between 2013 and 2015.

http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownP…

Another count is scheduled, I believe, early next year.
Aug 24, 2016 Dirk VanderHart commented on Portland’s Speed Limits Ignore Cyclists and Pedestrians.
iamauser: Arterials are specifically excluded from the process.
Jul 26, 2016 Dirk VanderHart commented on Good Morning, News: A Democratic Boo-Fest, a Bungled Fake Kidnapping, and Bullseye's Latest Bad News.
I can deal with every day but Friday. Plus this month has been cloudy and unworthy of a Portland summer.
Jun 24, 2016 Dirk VanderHart commented on Here's the $258.4 Million Housing Bond You'll Be Voting on in November.
You're right, and thanks for pointing out my oversight. I've made a note.