Mayor Sam Adams' Delay Prompts Multnomah County Sheriff to Close the File on River Patrol Plan (Updated With Adams' Response)

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After waiting more than three months to hear back from Mayor Sam Adams about Adams' own plan to have Portland take over river-patrol duties, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton on Tuesday sent Adams a stinging letter calling the matter "closed.""Unfortunately, even after numerous attempts by my staff to contact your office over the last three months, we have been unable to further the inquiry or come ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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The Mayor plays “Will it float?” with a proposal to take control of Multnomah County’s River Patrol Unit.


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Late in Mayor Sam Adams’ third annual State of the City address last month, he proposed a change to give Multnomah County extra cash it badly    More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Adams' River Patrol Proposal: Deputies Union is Opposed

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Last week we blogged about the Oregon State Marine Board boss's skepticism regarding Portland Mayor Sam Adams' proposal to save Multnomah County money by taking over the river patrol.Now we can add one more naysayer to the plan: Detective Todd Shanks, head of the Multnomah County Deputy Sheriffs Association.Shanks says his 90-member union—which is heavily influential in sheriff's elections with its ...   More
 
Monday, March 21, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Adams' River Patrol Proposal: Sheriff Mum, State Marine Board Deeply Skeptical

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In his State of the City speech last month, Portland Mayor Sam Adams took Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton by surprise when Adams proposed that the city take over the sheriff's duty of providing law enforcement on local waterways.Adams said that by absorbing river-patrol costs (currently $1.8 million, according to city estimates), the city would let the county invest that money in cash-starved mental-health ...   More
 
Friday, March 18, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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