Ombudsman investigates city contracting, plans whistleblower reform: Portland City Hall Roundup

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The city ombudsman of Portland has released annual report  this week showing the details of last year investigations.  Margie Sollinger the city ombudsman said that “we had received 191 complaints in 2013 compared to 162 of 2012 and most of the complaints came from the city employees”.
Here goes the detail and outcome of investigated complains:
1.       A woman made a call to 911 while driving. She said to the operator that someone was chasing her. The operator instructed her to pull over but she drove the car towards police station. The city ombudsman determined that “the operator did not comply with the operating procedures of Bureau of Emergency Communication”.
2.       A citizen complained that one of the city attorney’s expert consultants was billing too much from the city. Ombudsman Sollinger took a serious note of this and ordered authorities to collect thousands of dollars with immediate effect. Now, city attorney’s office will demand itemized billing for expert consultants.
3.       A business runner complained that a company was illegally receiving work from a program that was only designed for minority, small businesses and women.  The ombudsman contacted with the state officials to look into this matter. The officials dismissed her complain but Salinger is trying her best to use other options for reformation.
Last but not the least Sollinger is planning to start a new system protecting whistleblowers from retaliation.

‘You got nothin’: Portland weatherman attempts trash-talk against San Antonians

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Matt Zaffino the famous Portland TV weatherman has decided to spend few minutes on trash-talk against the Alamo City. On the other hand, it was being asked from the viewers that tell us 15 reasons San Antonio is better than Portland.
The weather forecaster was not showing the data accurately. His style of calling our beautiful river as Creek was really heart-aching. He called Antonia is better because “we are Texans”. Zaffino cried out “That’s it, that’s all you got”.
Apart from this, he forgot to cover that “We are known as a military city of USA and we have won 4 NBA trophies”. He also forgot to touch history and culture of San Antonio.  He was literally bashing out our city. We hope that he would come up with some accurate figure to support his vague arguments otherwise it is not good to attempt trash-talk for nothing.

Should Portland cover sewer replacement costs for West Hills residents but not the eastside? Readers say no. (Poll)

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The financial expenditure for reconnecting your home to Portland’s sewer system depends on where you live. In this story, we have highlighted the major differences cited by people but before going in the details you must read what people talk about Portland’s pilot project for replacing sewer pipes in the West Hills. Here go some comments:
Downhill From Here: Citizens it is your responsibility to replace the sewer at your own cost.  City to the Eastsider sewer is working fine but is not convenient for future building projects.  Besides, city to the Westsider has leaking sewer lateral: Will you please give us a chance to pay and replace your broken sewer line of your property?
Another person commented as your headline is pretty good but it should have been as “City spends money to diminish sewer overflows”. Last but not the least another person opined that “those people who are living in east side of the city have to bear the financial burden of the sewer replacement but people of west side are getting the replacement for free, this is ridiculous and not fair”.


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