16
May

Portland Public Water District: Floy Jones says city may ‘vilify’ her but she won’t stop fighting for reform

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Blogs, Homepage

Floy Jones claims that she has spent countless hours to study the Portland’s water and sewer spending. She used to meet with people to get some details. She used to discuss contracts with her friends. She has been working since the last 12 years. She says that “nobody knows what you know after deeply studying something”.
Besides, local officials and friends described her as passionate, reformers and crazy for her work. It is said that she loves what she does. But, Kent Craford, the other co-chief petitioner says otherwise. He claims that “though Portland is polite town yet Jones is not a polite person”.
It goes without saying that Jones does not like to talk about her motivation to protect Portland’s water supply. She has worked as a probation officer and has certain affection for Portland’s water and the reservoirs.
She said in an interview that “I have never used Portland water and always relied over the mineral water bottles”. Federal authorities have always turned ear to her grave concern. Last May, she and Craford had been invited by Commissioner Steve Novick to resolve the matter. The reason of this meeting was to hold an olive branch but the meeting failed to resolve the matter.  Novick said that “They are thinking that the city is at fault and they are thinking too negatively”.
On the contrary, Jones opined that “no one would work for 12 years for free”.  She further said that “I have been ignored and my serious concerns have been neglected”. Lastly, she said that though elections are imminent yet I have no plans to go away.

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.