Major League Soccer Gets Four Votes


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The final financial deal is not without some risk to the City of Portland's general fund, but this afternoon Mayor Sam Adams and three city commissioners said they would support the terms of the renovation project at PGE Park for Major League Soccer. Adams and Commissioners Randy Leonard, Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman have all said they'll vote "yes" next week when the $31 million project goes before ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Who Will Get Public Financing? (UPDATED)


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The race to get 1,000 signatures and $5 contributions from registered Portland voters to qualify for public campaign financing ends tomorrow. Now there are more signs not all of the candidates running against Commissioner Dan Saltzman are going to make it. This morning, for example, Mary Volm withdrew her name from the list of people seeking public campaign financing. Fellow candidate Ed Garren ...   More
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Jesse Cornett Expects To Get Public Financing And Other City Council Election News


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First piece of city election news today in Portland: Jesse Cornett, one of the seven candidates running against City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, says he expects to qualify for $150,000 in public financing for the May primary. That achievement, which requires 1,000 signatures and $5 matching donations, would make Cornett the only candidate to qualify for that financing this election season in ...   More
 
Monday, February 8, 2010 HANK STERN

Two Very Different Views on a Police Shooting: Saltzman and Westerman


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City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees Portland's police bureau, tells WW he hasn't reached a conclusion yet on whether the fatal Jan. 29 police shooting of an unarmed man was justified. Officer Ronald Frashour shot 25-year-old Aaron Campbell with an AR-15 assault rifle outside the Sandy Terrace Apartments in Northeast Portland. Campbell, who was despondent after his younger brother's ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Saltzman Criticizes Response Time in Campbell Shooting (with Correction)


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Critical of the fact it took more than 25 minutes to reach the body of a man recently shot by Portland police, City Commissioner Dan Saltzman has ordered money set aside to equip all Portland cops with ballistic shields. The shields would allow cops on the scene to more quickly approach a shooting victim in situations like the one that unfolded Jan. 29 in the shooting death of 25-year-old Aaron ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Election 2010: Mary Volm Gets A $5,000 Donation


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After failing to qualify for public campaign financing in her City Council bid, Mary Volm -- former long-time City of Portland employee, pictured above -- just pulled a $5,000 private donation. The donor is Jasun Wurster, the former spokesman for the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams. Wurster is also Volm's boyfriend. Volm, of course, is hoping to unseat Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who is seeking ...   More
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Minorities in the Portland Police: Some Very Sad Numbers


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While reporting on tomorrow's WW cover story about the Aaron Campbell shooting, I requested data from the police bureau on the number of minority cops it employs. The question was prompted by two recent events. First was Rev. Jesse Jackson's calls in Portland Feb. 16 for greater minority representation in the cop shop and in city government. Then came Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman's statement ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

City Hall Notebook: Saltzman Meets With African-American Police Recruits


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Following up on his pledge from last week to reach out to African-American candidates for jobs with the Portland Police Bureau, Commissioner Dan Saltzman met with several recruits in his office this morning. Last Friday, Saltzman said some potential police officers had turned down jobs with the bureau in response to the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell on Jan. 29. I'll update this post with ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

African American Leaders Share Message With Portland Elected Officials In Call For Federal Inquiry


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The African-American Alliance, Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Mayor Sam Adams this morning announced their joint request to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for an independent federal civil rights investigation of the Jan. 29 shooting death of Aaron Campbell. That investigation, which comes via the written request [PDF] of U.S. Sen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland), ...   More
 
Friday, February 19, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Saltzman on Campbell Shooting: Promises "Unsparing" Internal Review


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City Commissioner Dan Saltzman elaborated at a news conference this morning about his request to the federal Justice Department and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for a full civil rights investigation into last month's fatal Portland police shooting of Aaron Campbell. "It's going to the top -- the top of the top -- of the U.S. Department of Justice," said Saltzman, who's in charge of the ...   More
 
Friday, February 19, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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