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Individuals For Justice Blog
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Can we hold City Council to some rational standard of humanity?
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: "It Is Time"
Topic: City Hall


 We Were There!


We attended the Portland, Or. City Council meeting on 1/23/2013..... and the five shi-s have not seen the light, they remain in the darkness. I was joined by a wonderful and gentle monk from Vietnam; that was amazing. Most of you know that I am not a holy or gentle type of guy, so sitting next to this man was a joy for me. The rest of this report will not be so good.


We need to pack this chamber every week, if you can will you join Individuals For Justice and hold these people to some rational standard of humanity? We need you to attend and challenge what they are doing week after week. If you can't go to the meetings would you send the 5 shi-s an email after watching the video of the meeting. It is important that we have a presence and tell them what we think should happen. Many of you know that I believe a nervous politician is a good politician. We need to do more.


Just think of what the last council did and what this new council is continuing:


1. Rejoined the Joint Terrorist Task Force, even though most of us asked them not to join forces with the FBI.


2. Sit-Lie Lie bullshit!


3. Want to add poison to our water, cover the reservoirs and close Right to Dream Too.


4. Camping Ban


4. In coordination with the FBI raided Occupy Camps!


5. Spent money on buildings without asking any homeless/houseless people what they really need.


6. Make promises and then break them almost immediately.


7. Arrest peacemakers but promote rogue cops.


8. Make up their minds before the first public testimony is given.


9. If you watch closely, you will see half the time one or more members don't have a clue what staff is talking about.


10. Spend money on overtime like there is no shortage of funds.


I could go on and on but you should get the picture by now, they just laugh at us.

I could go on and on but you should get the picture by now, they just laugh at us.


The fish-man is up for re-election in 2 years, we should find a candidate that will kick his ass. We should make it very clear that if the council does not represent us, we will run them out of office. Do not listen to what they say, watch what they do and respond. I would love to see all of us engaged, I know the meetings are boring but being a citizen means participation and letting them know that there are consequences for their actions---now they get a free ride. Call to action for all of you, post this on your pages, send it out to all and let us start to change this gang of hypocrites! I will attend and report on most meetings, but my health continues to give me fits and from time to time I will be in bed watching them on TV and yelling. It would be good to have more people engaged every week. I want to see the Overpass Light Brigade illuminate the night sky with a message that says something like, "The 5 shi-s are at it again."



Agenda for Council Meeting 1/23/2013



Council meeting 1/23/2013 video



Call members of the 5 shi-s

Elected Officials Portfolios and Liaison Responsibilities


Charlie Hales, Mayor

Commissioner of Finance and Administration

City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 340, 97204

Phone: (503)823-4120

e-mail:  mayorhales@portlandoregon.gov


Amanda Fritz


Commissioner of Public Utilities, Position Number 1

City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 220, 97204

Phone: (503) 823-3008

E-mail:  amanda@portlandoregon.gov


Nick Fish


Commissioner of Public Works, Position Number 2

City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 240, 97204

(503) 823-3589

e-mail:  Nick@portlandoregon.gov




Steve Novick

Commissioner of Public Safety, Position Number 4

City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 210, 97204

Phone: (503) 823-4682

e-mail:  Steve.Novick@portlandoregon.gov




Dan Saltzman

Commissioner of Public Affairs, Position Number 3

City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 230, 97204

Phone: (503) 823-4151

E-mail:  dan@portlandoregon.gov




LaVonne Griffin-Valade

City Auditor

City Hall @ 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, 97204

Phone: (503) 823-4078

E-mail:  LaVonne@portlandoregon.gov


"It Is Time"


Joe Walsh-Lone Vet

 homepage: http://IndividualsForJustice.com

Posted by individuals4justice at 2:14 PM PST
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