January 21, 2021 in Op-Eds, Politics by

Police Union Contract Governs Portland Street Response Program

Photo by Mac Smiff The police union enjoys veto power over any program that deals with public safety in the city. In a revealing turn of phrase, a recent OPB headline read that “Portland mayor calls for faster roll-out of policing alternative.” OPB was covering a public letter the mayor sent Jo Ann Hardesty, who