Mental Health Advocate Takes on Saltzman for City Council

In his second straight day in the news, prominent mental-health advocate Jason Renaud announced today he'll run against City Commissioner Dan Saltzman next year. Renaud, a volunteer for the Mental Health Association of Portland, is a prominent critic of the police role in the in-custody death three years ago of James Chasse Jr. Renaud (pictured above) also weighed in on Saltzman's decision ...   More
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

The Newest Challenger To Dan Saltzman is ...

Jesse Cornett. There's been no shortage of candidates filing recently to take on city Commissioner Dan Saltzman next year. And Cornett, who's leaving his post as assistant to PSU's president at the end of this year, has been a political candidate before. One of the founders both of Blue Oregon and the Bus Project, the now-34-year-old Cornett ran unsuccessfully for the state Legislature in 2006. ...   More
Friday, December 18, 2009 HANK STERN

Saltzman, Fritz And Sizer Meet with Mental Health Advocate

Given all the issues swirling around Portland police, here's a meeting worth noting. City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees the Portland Police Bureau, Commissioner Amanda Fritz, a former psychiatric nurse, and Police Chief Rosie Sizer are scheduled to meet this afternoon with Richard Harris, according to Fritz's calendar. Harris is the Oregon Department of Human Services' assistant director ...   More
Monday, December 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Now Look Who's Mad at Dan Saltzman

Karin Hansen, who's never been shy about weighing in on what's roiling City Hall, is now upset with Commissioner Dan Saltzman in the wake of his reinstatement of Officer Christopher Humphreys to desk duty pending investigation into Humphreys' use of a beanbag gun against a 12-year-old girl who was resisting arrest. Hansen, who's married to former Mayor Tom Potter, responded to a Facebook thread ...   More
Thursday, December 10, 2009 HANK STERN

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'

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

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

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

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

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


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