Dan Saltzman's Challengers Have A Novel Plan


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With the Jan. 29 public financing deadline looming in the race for Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's seat, his challengers met last Sunday to brainstorm strategies to secure public financing. And what did they come up with? A series of Candidates' Collective events in which candidates will each speak for five minutes and spend the rest of the evening collecting 1,000 signatures and the ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Ari Phillips

Dan Saltzman Files For Fourth Term


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Police's Probe Of Humphreys Beanbag Shooting: 'A Little Bit of Time'


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This week we reported that Portland Police internal-affairs detectives have yet to interview Officer Christopher Humphreys about shooting a 12-year-old girl with a beanbag gun two months ago. The bureau is investigating Humphreys for possible violations of policy from the Nov. 12 beanbag shooting — a probe that brought hundreds of cops downtown to rally against Police Commissioner Dan ...   More
 
Friday, January 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Guns & Hoses: Saltzman Files Public Records Request on Leonard's Bureau


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Here's an odd event at City Hall: Commissioner Dan Saltzman has filed a public records request for "all written Activity Reports, Dispatched Incidents, and written Security Reports produced by Water Bureau personnel over the past 12 months." That highly unusual move last Friday by a city commissioner followed a meeting the day before between Saltzman and the Water Bureau's director, David Shaff. ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Dan Saltzman Orders Cell Phone Sting


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If you get busted soon for using your cell phone while driving in Portland, thank City Commissioner Dan Saltzman. Saltzman, who oversees the police bureau, has requested the cops run a sting operation to enforce Oregon's new ban on drivers using cell phones without a hands-free device. From the police bureau: Over the next few weeks, officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Updated: A Sixth Candidate Joins Race Against Dan Saltzman


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Rudy Soto, student body president at Portland State University from 2007 to 2008, will file next week to run against Commissioner Dan Saltzman, joining five others who have already announced their intention to challenge the three-time incumbent. Soto says he plans to make an official announcement next Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Soto, 24, has already seen the dark side of political ...   More
 
Monday, January 11, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Enters the "Productive Zone" with Paulson


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Just before City Council voted 3-2 today to let Merritt Paulson begin some construction work at PGE Park, city commissioners considered a separate ordinance related to the publicly owned stadium: the thrice-delayed zoning code change to allow limited office space at PGE Park. (They'll vote next week on that proposal.) Both agreements gave Commissioners Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz, who voted against ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

City Council Votes 3-2 To Give Merritt Paulson Green Light on Preliminary Stadium Work


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Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioners Dan Saltzman and Randy Leonard voted this morning to give Merritt Paulson's company the green light to perform limited construction work at PGE Park -- even without a final financial agreement in place. Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish voted no, with Fish noting that there are 81 issues still in dispute between the city and Paulson. The 3-2 split ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Randy Leonard Vows Fight in 2010 on Police Oversight (with Clarification and Sizer No-Comment)


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City Commissioner Randy Leonard tells WW his No. 1 priority in 2010 will be increasing oversight of discipline in the Portland Police Bureau. Leonard says he's working to bring before the City Council as soon as possible amendments to the city code. Leonard's chief of staff, Ty Kovatch, says Leonard is working with City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade, Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman and ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Portland's New Rescue Boat Will Get New Radar System


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Commissioner Dan Saltzman remained mum this morning when City Council approved its consent agenda, which included an update on Commissioner Randy Leonard's plan to buy a high-speed rescue boat. That rescue boat purchase was approved 4-1 last October in response to the death of a 4-year-old boy, who was pushed off the Sellwood Bridge along with his older sister. The girl survived. The mother ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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