Friends of Portland's Mounted Patrol Launches $400,000 Fundraising Effort


Now that they've gotten their way, the Friends of the Mounted Patrol need to make hay.Mayor Charlie Hales agreed to keep the Portland Police's horse unit—set to be cut—in an announcement last week. But there was one caveat: the Friends need to raise $400,000 for the next two years to cover non-operational costs such as facility operations, saddles, and other equipment.The nonprofit group has now ...   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Bob Ball Offers an Extra $150,000 to Save Mounted Patrol

Non-profit is creating a $5,000-a-horse sponsorship program


Bob Ball is making another bid to save the Portland Police Bureau's mounted patrol unit.The Pearl District condo developer made the city an offer this month through the non-profit Friends of Portland's Mounted Patrol to increase its annual contribution to the horseback cops from $25,000 to $75,000 annually for the next three years. The annual mounted patrol budget is $1.2 million. Both the Police Bureau ...   More
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 AARON MESH

Bob Ball Reacts to AG Kroger's Adams Report

Bob Ball, the Pearl District real estate developer, targeted by Sam Adams supporters for raising questions in 2007 about Adams' relationship with an 18-year-old legislative intern named Beau Breedlove, has been an interested bystander during the Adams investigation. According to a list of those people Attorney General John Kroger's investigators interviewed, Ball was among the first. Here's ...   More
Monday, June 22, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Updated with more photos: WW's Best of Portland Party

In case anybody wonders what all the noise from our office was last night, we and hundreds of the paper's closest friends were celebrating our Best of Portland issue. Ex-WW staffer Byron Beck was good enough to chronicle all the festivities with this set of photos (like the one above) at Byron Beck's Window - including shots of Mayor Sam Adams, Bob Ball, Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen ...   More
Thursday, July 23, 2009 HANK STERN


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