Friday, December 26, 2008
Also, merchants are contractually obligated not to refuse a sale by credit card without ID.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Think about it.
Where would you rather have been sent to as a teen?
Thursday, May 22, 2008
http://www.clackamas.us/community_health/eh/restaurants.htm explains how the rating system works. Critical issues cost 4 or 5 points, whereas lesser failures to protect your health only 1 or 2 points. Points for repeat offenses of both kinds are doubled. Italicized results below are the result of a complaint to the health department (503-655-8384) and the subsequent inspection.
You can click on the title of this post for an updated list of restaurants and scores, or get scores for any other food service establishment in the county.
And, now for the Hall of Shame:
|70||Dragon Inn Rest.||14411 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-9686||02/14|
|77||Chan's Steakery||10477 SE Main St||503-653-2709||12/17|
|77||Domenic's Bar & Grill||16065 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-6969||11/06|
|79||Chopsticks Express I||10801 SE Main St #0||503-659-2950||05/13|
16251 SE Mcloughlin
|82||Tartan & Thistle||11050 SE 21st||503-657-1507||11/19|
|82||Winchells Donuts||19500 Mcloughlin||503-657-3197||01/16|
|83||Chan's Garden Rest.||14790 SE Webster Rd||503-652-2828||11/19|
|85||Casa De Tamales||10605 SE Main St||503-654-4423||02/26|
|85||Dolphin Seafood Rest.||17180 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-9366||02/14|
|85||Mai Wah Rest.||18088 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-0323||05/13|
|85||Oak Grove Bar & Grill||2099 SE Oak Grove Blvd||503-654-6343||12/10|
|85||Panaderia Cinco De Mayo 2||17419 SE Mcloughlin||503-998-2960||12/18|
|85||Super Burrito Express||10546 SE 42nd||503-786-9370||05/13|
|85||Hong Kong 97||17405 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-3336||04/08|
|86||Arrivederci Wine & Gifts||17025 SE Mcloughlin||503-781-3873||04/22|
|86||Porterhouse Rest & Par Lng||14611 SE Mcloughlin||503-794-9450||05/13|
|86||Soy Grill||20010 Mc Loughlin Blvd||503-655-5780||03/24|
|87||El Tapatio Rest.||15192 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-8654||03/17|
|87||Int'l Hse o'Pancakes 681||14617 SE Mcloughlin||503-653-2710||03/17|
|87||McGrath's Publ Fish Hse||11050 SE Oak St||503-653-8070||05/13|
|88||Hartwell's||10608 SE Main St||503-387-5866||05|
|88||Lew's Drive Inn||14911 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-6648||03/17|
|88||Wichita Pub||6106 SE King Rd||503-654-4201||04/18|
|89||Brew Bar & Grill||10933 SE Main Street||503-653-6369||12/19|
|89||Buster's TX Style B-B-Q||17883 E Mcloughlin||503-652-1076||05/09|
|89||Chang's Mongolian Grill||18925 SE Mcloughlin||503-655-2323||05/08|
|89||Gaffers Pub||18515 Webster Rd||503-516-5295||03/16|
|89||Kwang Chow Rest.||7980 SE King Rd||503-659-1160||12/26|
|89||Mekong Thai Cuisine||10880 SE Mcloughlin||503-594-2888||12/05|
|89||Stanley's Corner||19905 SE Mcloughlin||503-655-5544||04/23|
|89||Subway #10335||19516 SE Mcloughlin||503-803-4923||01/16|
|89||Wind Horse Coff & Tea||10611 SE Main St||503-659-1000||02/25|
|90||High Rocks Pub ||915 E Arlington||503-656-1111||04/13|
|90||Mike's Drive In||3045 SE Harrison St||503-654-0131||04/28|
|90||Sharis Rest.||11030 SE Oak St||503-652-4035||03/31|
|90||Taco Bell #4088||11000 SE Oak St||503-659-2960||02/19|
|91||Elk Rock Bar & Grill||14211 SE Mcloughlin||503-786-0410||04/17|
|91||Historic Broetje House||3101 SE Courtney||503-659-8860||04/22|
|91||Imperial Garden Rest.||15350 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-1280||03/17|
|91||Pizza Schmizza||14624 & Sstreet &||503-496-0873||04/28|
|91||Ranch Tavern||18601 SE Mcloughlin||503-653-9152||02/25|
|91||Stuart Anderson's Cattle Co||16323 SE Mcloughlin||503-653-2700||12/17|
|91||Vogies Bar, Llc||464 Portland Ave||503-657-3626||03/16|
|92||Gladstone Card Room||420 Portland Ave||503-657-1977||03/16|
|92||Kentucky Fried Chik313||14715 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-2580||02/14|
|92||Mi Pueblo||10543 SE Fuller Rd||503-653-4194||05/08|
|92||Quizno's||10983 SE Oak St #107||503-594-2118||04/24|
|92||River Road House Pub||11921 SE 22nd||503-653-5885||12/27|
|92||Roake's||18103 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-7075||03/17|
|93||Big Town Hero||4630 SE Int'l. Wy #201||503-652-5428||04/24|
|93||Dominos Pizza - McLouglin||15117 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-4950||04/29|
|93||Foxy's||11094 SE Main St||503-654-8800||01/15|
|93||G-G's Rest.||15717 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-5553||04/18|
|93||Healing Place Cafe||10330 SE 32nd Ave||503-513-8342||02/06|
|93||Lacey's Bomber Inn||13515 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-9306||12/05|
|93||Libbeys Rest.||11056 SE Main St||503-653-2044||03/13|
|93||Maddy's||18080 SE Mcloughlin||503-786-4761||01/10|
|93||Oak Grove Cinemas||16100 SE Mcloughlin||503-653-3511||02/14|
|93||Wendy's - Milwaukie||17217 SE Mcloughlin||503-653-2472||04/08|
|93||Wongs Garden||10820 SE Oak St||503-794-2879||12/17|
|94||Amadeus Manor||2122 SE Sparrow St||503-659-1735||11/29|
|94||Cha Cha Cha Mexican Taqr||11008 SE Main St||503-659-2193||02/26|
|94||Econolodge||17330 SE Mc Loughlin||503-654-2222||05/14|
|94||Gladstone Lanes||20100 SE Mcloughlin||503-656-4266||02/20|
|94||Got Curry||2818 SE Park Ave||503-652-4050||12/31|
|94||Little Caesar's Pizza||17038 SE Mcloughlin||971-570-2504||02/14|
|94||Pogys #3||17185 SE Mcloughlin #h||503-652-0120||02/25|
|94||Red Brick Pizza||10843 SE Oak St Suite 106||503-702-7422||05/06|
|94||Tonys Bistro||6400 SE Lake Rd #101||503-353-8900||11/27|
|95||Amer Legion Post #180||2146 SE Monroe||503-659-1300||12/28|
|95||Da Vinci's Italiano Ristorante||12615 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-3547||05/08|
|95||Drift On Inn Bar & Grill||12611 SE Mcloughlin||503-652-7966||01/15|
|95||Figaros||18911 Portland Ave||503-656-5556||02/25|
|95||Happy Rock Coffee Co||465 Portland Ave||503-650-4876||04/13|
|95||Mcdonalds - Gladstone||820 E Berkeley||503-557-9951||02|
|95||Mcdonalds - Johnsn Crk||8151 SE Lamphier||503-774-2960||04/08|
|95||Mcdonalds - Mcloughlin||15870 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-6268||03/10|
|95||Mcdonalds - Milwaukie||10970 SE Oak||503-659-0979||03/17|
|95||Milwaukie Luth Church||3810 SE Lake Rd-6097||503-653-0250||02/20|
|95||Mo Betta Deli||6110 SE King Rd||503-653-5487||04/18|
|95||Rigoberto's Taco Shop||15855 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-8124||12/18|
|95||St John The Bapt Chrch||10955 SE 25th Ave||503-654-5449||01/17|
|95||Subway - Milwaukie||15031 SE Mcloughlin||503-786-1660||03/17|
|95||Tods Pizza Pit Stop||17254 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-5555||02/25|
|95||Waterfalls Cafe||12705 SE River Rd||503-652-6330||01/18|
|96||Cafe Bon Jour||4360 SE Int'l. Way #200||503-697-3242||04/11|
|96||Dominos Pizza -32nd Av||10586 SE 32nd Ave||503-659-5585||01/15|
|96||Dottys #10||10812-B SE Oak St||503-786-2516||01/10|
|96||G G's Delicatessen||15717 Mcnerthney Ent Inc||503-654-2428||01/14|
|96||Hong Kong 97||6128 SE King Road Suite B||503-786-4567||04/18|
|96||Larry's Rest.||8081 SE King Rd||503-771-0216||03/10|
|96||Pete's Lair Tavern||17720 SE Mcloughlin||503-652-1430||03/17|
|96||St Johns Episc Church||2036 SE Jefferson||503-653-5880||02/20|
|96||Sushi Kata Japanese Rest||13809 SE Mcloughlin||503-653-0302||12/18|
|96||Taco Bell #19200||16300 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-8097||02/19|
And, these eateries get an honorable mention, for they scored 97-99 points, which means they could not have had a major violation. Not perfect (and, why not, one might ask?) but nothing major:
|97||Bo's Pub & Eatery||18650 SE Mcloughlin||503-652-0302||04/11|
|97||Great Amer Video & Esprsso||6130 SE King Rd||503-794-9573||04/21|
|97||Happy Cafe||4620 SE Int'l. Way #100||503-654-2488||12/18|
|97||Main Street Soda Fountain||10909 SE Main St||503-659-7632||03/10|
|97||Pietro's Pizza||10300 SE Main St||503-659-7770||04/08|
|98||Burgerville #8||19119 SE Mcloughlin||503-655-3932||03/17|
|98||Christ The King Parrish||7414 SE Michael Dr||503-659-1475||01/1|
|98||Dottys #20||1503 SE Mcloughlin||503-652-7221||01/29|
|98||El Taco Loco||4607 SE Boardmand Ave||503-653-1715||02/27|
|98||Flying Pie Pizzeria Milwaukie||16691 SE Mcloughlin||503-496-3170||03/10|
|98||Grove Rest. And Bar, The||15300 SE Mcloughlin||503-653-1930||12/10|
|98||Hale's Breakfast & Lunch||17502 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-7566||04/22|
|98||Lucky Lady Deli||16690 SE Mclouglin Blvd||503-786-5165||04/02|
|98||Milwaukie Cinemas||11011 SE Main||503-653-2222||03/13|
|98||Oak Grove Coffeehouse||2144 SE Oak Grove Blvd||503-654-4389||03/04|
|98||Original Philly's||17252 SE Mcloughlin||503-594-0303||02/25|
|98||Pizza Hut #2857||19640 Mcloughlin||503-722-8834||01/16|
|98||Providence Milw Hosp||10150 SE 32nd Ave||503-652-8300||04/21|
|98||Starbucks Coffee #3374||10826 SE Oak St||503-652-7962||01/10|
|98||Subway - Milw Mktplace||10818A SE Oak St||503-653-2100||02/19|
|98||Tebos Rest.||19120 SE Mcloughlin||503-655-6333||03/13|
|98||The Deli||4160 SE Int'l. Way #d10||503-786-9388||03/31|
|99||Baskin Robbins - Milwaukie||13735 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-2474||04/29|
|99||Dillinger's Pub Inc.||13305 SE Mcloughlin||503-652-8702||02/14|
|99||Great Waldo & Peper Warehs||13515 SE Mcloughlin||503-513-4949||01/28|
|99||Jack In The Box #7123||14811 SE Mcloughlin||503-353-9435||02/14|
|99||Quizno's||18040 SE Mcloughlin||503-652-1633||01/10|
|99||Starbucks Coffee #434||14620 SE Mcloughlin||503-659-3653||01/14|
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Folks, I've worked in public health, and some of the prettiest, cleanest-looking restaurants can be public health menaces. I think these establishments deserve kudos for getting it 100% right.
Tomorrow, I'll post the rest, including the Hall of Shame...
|Amis Coffee Buzz||13119 SE Mcloughlin Bl||503-657-4975||03/12|
|Bally Total Fitness||4330 SE International Way||503-653-0377||01/17|
|Baskin Robbins||19510 SE Mcloughlin Blvd||503-656-0311||01/16|
|Bistro Catering||6025 SE Alderhill Loop||503-659-6216||05/14|
|Clackamas Rvr Racquet Club||790 82nd Drive||503-657-1806||01/22|
|Desert Inn||14535 SE Mcloughlin||503-654-6380||01/10|
|Doll House Tea Room, The||3223 SE Risley Ave||503-653-6809||11/28|
|East Side Athletic Club||4606 SE Boardman||503-659-3845||02/27|
|Foxy's||15224 SE Mcloughlin||503-353-6885||01/10|
|Frog Thai Cuisine, The||18601 SE Mcloughlin Bl #b||503-786-8893||12/26|
|Full Gospel Comm Church||4007 SE Llewellyn||503-774-2663||04/02|
|Gladstone Senior Center||1050 Portland Ave||503-655-7701||01/30|
|Gray Gables Estate||3009 SE Chestnut St||503-654-0470||04/02|
|Happy Restaurant||270 Portland Ave||503-657-4097||04/22|
|Holly Station||3610 SE Concord||503-724-9896||04/02|
|J Gelati||3650 Concord Road||503-382-9450||03/10|
|Jamba Juice - Milwaukie||10814 SE Oak St||503-513-6385||01/10|
|Joes Place Saloon||4400 SE International Way||503-653-6798||01/24|
|Kellog Bowl Inc||10306 Main St||503-659-1757||02/21|
|K-mart Deli #4406||13750 SE Johnson Rd||503-659-6773||04/22|
|Lew's Drive Inn||14911 SE Mcloughlin Bl||503-654-6648||03/17|
|Lighthouse||18010 SE Mcloughlin Blvd||503-312-1404||01/08|
|McQueen's Bar & Grill||14680 SE River Rd||503-736-3308||04/24|
|Milwaukie Bowl||3056 SE Harrison St||503-654-7719||02/21|
|Milwaukie Center||5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr||503-653-8100||03/05|
|Milwaukie Christian Church||5197 SE King Rd||503-654-6597||02/20|
|Milwaukie Elks #2032||13121 Mcloughlin Blvd||503-654-9588||12/28|
|NCPRD Concession Stand||5440 SE Kellogg Creek||503-654-3030||03/05|
|Oxford Suites||75 SE 82nd Dr||503-650-0562||03/04|
|Round Table Pizza||16550 SE Mcloughlin Blvd||503-653-6444||05/01|
|Spring Creek Coffee House||10600 SE Mcloughlin Bl #105||503-496-5555||02/25|
|Sully's Cafe||2035 SE Jefferson St||503-786-0285||01/24|
|Tsunami Cafe||7300 SE Harmony Road||503-659-1756||12/26|
|Westwood Tan & Beauty||6960 SE Theissen||503-654-8171||03/05|
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Be surprised. Very surprised.
http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=4832471 or http://silverbearcafe.com/private/5.08/ripoff.html
Note that Oregon's safeguards in this area are also weak... and you can check to see if they have taken something of yours at http://www.oregon.gov/DSL/UP/yourmoney.shtml
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
We are top officials of the United States Senate Government who are interested in importation of oil into our country with funds that are presently...
CONFIDENTIAL/URGENT POLITICAL PROPOSAL
First we must solicit your confidence in this issue. This is by virtue as being utterly confidential and "top secret".
We are SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON, the wife of the former United States head of state, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, and also SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, friend and associate of current head of state PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH. We got your contact through business inquiries as we were searching for contacts of a citizen who can help save our and our family's political careers since our country has been frustrating us.
We are top officials of the United States Senate Government who are interested in importation of oil into our country with funds that are presently trapped in the FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND dedicated to improving transportation. We wish to send this money to overseas accounts in the MIDDLE EAST but cannot due to restrictions in Congress Transportation Equity Act requiring that this money must be spent to build roads, bridges and high speed trains.
If you accept we will deliver to your a sum of 30 DOLLARS in the summer 2008 in form of a "GAS TAX HOLIDAY". You will then deliver this money to accounts of our friends in Middle East by taking it to your nearby gasoline station where they have information to forward the money. Please supply your bank account, social security number, address and your vote in DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES AND NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.
But bear in mind that this transaction requires absolute confidentiality. Do not visit WWW.GASTAXSCAM.COM where there is information about dangers of our proposal and a petition to stop us from this diversion of funds.
PLEASE NOTIFY US URGENTLY OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PROPOSAL
Awaiting your rapid response
SENATORS HILLARY CLINTON AND JOHN MCCAIN
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Start thinking, for the cost of fuel is no longer the least expensive item in the cost of your ride.
The cost of fuel will no longer be the cheapest component in the cost of food.
How dependent is your job on cheap transport?
Go do your budget before you vote... and maybe ask your national candidates what they will do to encourage restoration of production in Mexico, Nigeria, and (oh, dare I say it) Iraq?
You'd think oil execs-turned-politicians would make darned sure Iraqi oil production was restored ASAP, if they had our best interests in mind... but, instead, ask your Democratic and Republican federal candidates, Jeff Merkeley, Steve Novick, Earl Blumenauer, Gordon Smith, et al. Ask early, ask often, and send me their responses.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will launch an expedition to the area of hundreds of recent quakes offshore on Friday. Quakes hundreds of miles offshore, if small, pose no tsunami risk, but when the quakes start exceeding five?
Here's another map link, auto club tips on what to do if you're behind the wheel and a quake hits, and guidance on preparing your disater plan.
Plus, here's a link to multiple stories on the Oregon off-shore quake swarm:
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
... our Office recently concluded that the Fourth Amendment had no application to domestic military operations. See Memorandum for Alberto R. Gonzales, Counsel to the President, and William J. Haynes, II, General Counsel, Department of Defense, from John C. Yoo, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Robert J. Delahunty, Special Counsel, Re: Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities Within the United States at 25 (Oct 23, 2001). (emphasis added)
Friday, March 07, 2008
Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Citizens' Advisory Committee of the Clackamas Co. Sheriff (Part One of ...)
Opened 18:40 on 3/06 at the Public Safety Training Center by John E. Bartley, Vice-Chair, a tech writer @ Intel who lives on Oatfield Hill above Oak Grove. Absent: Chair Ralph Radmer
Bill Andrews, lives by Rex Putnam HS
Kristen Buren, Customer Service Rep for Laminations in Wilsonville
Paul Ellison, Bank of the West, Webster & Clackamas
Ron Hinson, Customer Service Mgr for the Estacada branch of BOTW, lives by Clackamas HS
Trish Jorgenson, retired nurse, Maple Lane
Charlie Paul, USAF (Ret.), Miramonte Point
Shelly Radmer, Investigator, lives near 152nd/Sunnyside
Nancy Whitley, retired teacher from Oak Grove
Kathleen Stewart, CCSO Administration for 6 yrs & Main staff to committee
Patrol Captain Dave O'Shaugnessey
Brief discussion of roles of chair & vice chair by Kathleen. Chair sets tone of meeting, plans agenda, can assemble letters & speak for the committee. Vice-chair fills in for chair when chair absent.
2. Discussion of 2008 Sheriff's goals
2.1 (Captain Dave O'Shaugnessey) Interviewed for all 14 unfilled patrol officer positions; six or seven are in background checks (six weeks to several months), rest awaiting other requirements or have start dates. 171.5 FTEs allocated including ELED and levy positions. No college requirement for an officer; last week eight interviews were conducted; four had degrees, and three about to graduate from college. Nancy asked about diversity of applicants; Capt. O'S. replied they have; Spanish speakers, Asian, other diverse members.
2.2 Increasing training opportunities for all staff.
Certification agency requires only 84 hrs every 3 years; the CCSO dept std is 40 hrs/yr. All supervisors are trained in crisis intervention including dealing with the mentally ill, and 40 of the deputies also trained. Also sharing training w/ other agencies to share costs.
2.3 Five-year strategic plan; collecting all-employee input before new plan written.
2.4 Work hard to consolidate all staff into one building, very cramped and spread across multiple sites. Want to consolidate all in soon-to-vacate Sunnybrook building (ETA EOY) but civil (required to be in the courthouse), property and special investigations not be consolidated. Will keep the dollar-a-year Shaver building below the County Public Services Complex which was donated by the Feds. County administration not yet approved. Old co. fin plan counted on selling Sunnybrook Building for 5M$ to pay for new Development Services Building, and the county is working on alternatives.
2.5 Open remaining closed jail beds ASAP; 44 remaining just opened. 500 early releases/mo now, this will reduce. New jail needed to eliminate it. Bill commented on War On Drugs as a bad joke.
2.6 Implement inmate work crews as per levy, but will limit to low risk criminals.
2.7 Beginning new design jail construction at current site of Dog Control, ASAP. New podular design will have 880 beds and will staff w/ current jail employees (which only serves less than 500.) Still planning, project management assigned to Capt. Howard.
2.8 Expand CCITF interagency task force, does ton of work on middle- and upper- level criminals, but expect increase in crime in September 2009 when Tri-Met opens Green Line at Town Center. (Ed. note: Tri-Met is unhelpful in addressing concerns.)
2.9 How to use better new staffing from levy; Patrol? Detectives? A full-time crime analyst position was created to watch for crime changes. The department is interviewing the top six candidates within two weeks, with a hire following soon thereafter.
2.10 Relationship between Community Corrections (Parole & Probation, Work Release) now supervised by Co. Administrator) & the CCSO. Decisions of Community Corrections affect what can be done w/ jail resources. Consultant studying now.
2.11 Identify & plan for long term funding; several other counties went to dedicated funding assessment. The CCSO budget was $62M last year, $40M from county general revenue funds, but timber monies are shrinking, which makes more counties shift to general fund sources and consider a dedicated tax assessment just for law enforcement.
Capt. O'Shaugnessy was in a work session w/ Commission last week on creating a county Justice Court (not Community Court, which is similar to a diversion program). Nineteen Oregon counties have 32 Justice Courts for traffic violations, evictions and other landlord-tenant matters, and perhaps code violations. It would increase the county's share of revenue from fines levied, an important financial improvement.
Justice Courts were consolidated into District Courts in the 50s, and in the 90s, District Courts were absorbed into Circuit Courts. Commissioners have authority to establish it, but presiding judge expressed unidentified concerns and then cd not attend the workshop, but judge in Lane Co. (which has a Justice Court) had excellent info. Next step is a month out. Last time it went to commission, one commissioner wanted public input, so all the county's Community Planning Organizations were consulted and all like it.
Now, Commissioner Peterson is new to the commission and needs to be brought up to speed.
Each motor officer writes about 2,000 citations/yr, resulting in 5,000 court appearances with at least 2 hrs off patrol per hearing. A Justice Court would reduce the time motor officers are off patrol and increase service to the public, another of the many advantages of a Justice Court.
3. Surveys: A packet to provide info to the public within the ELED only as well as ask the public their concerns. Dick Jones of the Oak Grove CC did pick some up & had at their 2/20 meeting. Many returns have come back & are ready to compile. (Chair Ralph Radmer arrived). Trish volunteered to compile them and John volunteered to help her with preparing a form to automate the compilation.
4. Patrol: Oregon City plans to annex 166 acres which would remove it from the ELED and Lake Oswego has several single lots to annex as well. Both would remove those properties from the tax base of the ELED. The Commission will consider these annexations at their April 16 public hearing.
A list of categorized calls for service and reported crimes from 1/1/2008 to 10AM today (3/06/200) was distributed. In that period, there were over 9,000 calls for service, resulting in 1,095 reports written.
(Ed. Note: Those reports will be scanned and posted on Clackablog later.)
The new Green Line MAX is due to open in the fall of 2009. The CCSO is concerned more crime at end of the line and the stop preceding is likely, and the department prepares an aggressive plan to discourage crime from the beginning. TriMet says TriMet crime happens on TriMet property, but that excludes crime which led from their property. Gresham, Portland and Hillsboro track crime near TriMet stops, and several years of statistics will help the CCSO understand any changes caused by TriMet-delivered criminals.
(Ed. Note: Sadly, TriMet is not directly responsible to the people, insulated as it is from the electorate by its appointed board.)
Annual incident reports were also provided. Kristin asked for definitions of categories; Capt. O'Shaugnessy noted ORS chapter 160 explains the crime categories. The demarcation between the 99E and 82nd areas is Webster Rd, and 205/Schumacher is the boundary for the Clackamas area.
(Ed. Note: Those reports will also be scanned and posted on Clackablog later.)
5. A revenue forecast was not yet ready for the ELED CAC to consider. Nancy asked what the tax rate is; John noted the original tax rate is reduced by millage caps, a percentage reduction which changes with every change in all assessments as per caps imposted by ballot measures.
6. Election of Chair & Vice Chair for CY2008.
Ralph and John were elected unanimously to serve another term, with no competition or dissent.
7. A free-ranging discussion of possible priorities for the ELED followed, and the perceptions, and misperceptions, of the public. The recurring myth that the ELED does not get what they paid for was dissected, and John explained the cause.
When the ELED was created, a specific goal of (35?) more road deputies was prominent in the original campaign. However, since then, the tax rate caps mandated by statewide ballot measures reduce every tax assessment to fit under the cap, including the ELED tax rate. The people of the ELED are not allowed to pay as much as we need to collect enough to reach that original goal, but the ELED does get what we pay for.
The committee adjourned at 20:10, with the next mtng planned for 18:30 on Thursday 1 May, also in the PTSC unless announced otherwise.
The District was approved by voters in the November 1994 general election and became effective July 1, 1995. Its purpose is to increase the level of sheriff's patrols to meet the increased demand of urban Clackamas County. It serves approximately 85,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary, and the city of Johnson City. - From a county press release.
Scroll down to Other Counties in Oregon in this report from Multnomah County for an auditor's perspective on the ELED.
In Clackamas County, cities were invited to join unincorporated areas within the urban growth boundary in the establishment of an Enhanced Law Enforcement District (ELED) with a tax base which supports an additional .5 officers per thousand in addition to the rural level of .5 per thousand. Johnson City and Happy Valley joined the ELED, but Wilsonville chose to continue its contract with the Sheriff.
Also of interest:
The Clackamas County Sheriff has contracts with Estacada and Wilsonville to provide patrol services. The Sheriff's Office reports that no patrol services are provided to these cities free of charge. The cities pay an hourly rate for patrol services which the Sheriff's Office claims is fully costed, including both departmental and County overhead. The current hourly rate for a deputy is $51.84, and for a lieutenant $60.50.
To send a message to only Commissioner Martha Schrader or Commission Vice-Chair Bill Kennemer, put 'Dear Commissioner Schrader' or 'Dear Commission Vice-Chair Kennemer' in the subject line, as per the Commissioner's office with whom I just spoke.
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