Rob Ingram, Who Tried To Steer Portland Teens Away From Gangs, Dies

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Rob Ingram, director of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention under three City Commissioners, died today of a heart attack, according to a friend. He was 38. In that position, created under Mayor Tom Potter, Ingram played a key civilian role in the city's gang counter-recruitment efforts, supervising a team of outreach workers who met with "disconnected" youth around the city. A self-described ...   More
 
Sunday, November 27, 2011 COREY PEIN

Potter's Legacy Project Stalled (Updated)


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Lame-duck Mayor Tom Potter has kept a low profile in this, his last year in office. One project he hoped to make progress on — securing land for a new police training facility in Scappoose — ran full speed into a skeptical Commissioner Randy Leonard at the end of a marathon City Council meeting Wednesday night. Leonard, a former head of the firefighter's union, has historically been ...   More
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Former Mayor Tom Potter Unloads On Mayor Adams' "Complete Lack" Of Judgment And Integrity


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In this letter to Just Out, former Mayor Tom Potter may have breathed some life into the effort to recall his successor, Mayor Sam Adams. Potter, a former police chief, may not have lit the city on fire during his one term that ended in 2008. But he retained a strong reputation for integrity. And he has also, until now, refrained from commenting extensively (he did announce his support for the ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Today at City Hall: Potter Is Relevant!


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"I really hope you prove us wrong,” Brian Wong of the Montavilla neighborhood told former Mayor Tom Potter in September 2008. Wong was referring to Potter's then-controversial plan to curb prostitution along 82nd Avenue by steering sex workers toward treatment -- instead of imposing a prostitution-free zone. “I know that Prostitution Free Zones (PFZs) are a popular measure to ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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