Monday, July 30, 2007

Contract for PBA to pay for Portland police up this Wednesday

This Wednesday City Hall will be voting on an ordinance to reauthorize a contract between the Portland Business Alliance and the city to provide police servcies for the Clean & Safe Program. According to city hall the Portland Business Alliance paid the city $210,000 last year for those services.

This continues to bring up the debate on who's interests the police, and security guards, are acting under when they enforce public policy on Portland citizens.

Meanwhile - Larry Norton with Old Town blogs backs up Street Roots call for oversight of private security by saying, "There are many issues where reasonable people could reasonably disagree - but it seems that there should be no disagreement by anyone that accountability and transparency is missing when a private security firm can enforce city laws without same accountability and transparency required of the city police.
  • Old Town blog/private security

  • Call or e-mail the Mayor and ask for oversight of private security -
  • Act Now
  • 1 comment:

    John said...

    Nice work getting this out.