City Hall: Commissioner Fritz Asks Human Relations Director to Step Down

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Commissioner Amanda Fritz has asked the director of Portland's Office of Human Relations to step down, WW has learned. Maria Lisa Johnson, the office director pictured on the left, has led the small bureau since then-Mayor Tom Potter created it in 2008 to end "discrimination and bigotry, strengthen inter-group relationships and foster greater understanding, inclusion and justice for those who live, work, ...   More
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

City Hosts Sotomayor "Confirmation Watch Party"


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The divide in Washington, D.C., over the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court also reached Portland on Monday, but for different reasons. After a director of a city bureau emailed all city employees on Friday to invite them to a "confirmation watch party" Monday morning, one outraged city employee who self-identified as "neither bigoted nor misogynistic nor a Republican" objected ...   More
 
Monday, July 13, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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