As a Portlander, I am pleased and relieved that the Attorney General's investigation has now been concluded. I'm hopeful that, as a community, we can quickly put this unfortunate incident behind us and get on with the business of addressing the critical issues confronting the city during these difficult economic times.
I believe it would not be appropriate for me to comment on any aspect of the Attorney General's report. Although I was interviewed by the State's investigators, I have no personal knowledge of any other facts they uncovered nor am I aware of the reasoning used by the Attorney General's staff in arriving at their conclusions. It's difficult to imagine how anything I would have to say about the report could contribute in to a constructive dialogue over the issues involved.