For those who look at government as little more than spend, spend, spend, show them this. Clackamas County is providing a wealth of used computers, laptops and the like to schools throughout the county. What’s more, they are providing Internet service to schools and other government agencies in the county for $250 per month, to replace a private vendor costing each agency $10,000 per month. What a great idea. Thanks to Commissioner Ken Humberston for sending the link
Commissioners from Clackamas and Multnomah counties will meet Sept. 13 in Lake Oswego to select the new state representative for House District 38. Incumbent Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, resigned Aug. 15 as she was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court by Gov. Kate Brown.
Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) from both counties met Aug. 14 and selected four finalists for the commissioners to consider. They are Lake Oswego city councilors Joe Buck and Theresa Kohlhoff and Multnomah county residents Andrea Salinas and Neil Simon. Both have extensive government experience. Not making the final list were Moses Ross, Daniel Nguyen and Alex Josephy.
“Today Clackamas County is more inclusive, more aware, and a marginally safer place for all residents because of the bold and creative action of our Board of County Commissioners and all the organizations that partnered with the Democratic Party,” said Clackamas County Democratic Party Chair Peter Nordbye. Continue reading →
HD40 Leader William Street Speaks in Support of the Inclusivity Hearing
Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners today unanimously endorsed a resolution declaring Clackamas County a welcoming and Inclusive County. The resolution directs county staff to serve all residences regardless of immigration or refugee status, and prohibits the use by law enforcement of county funds or personnel for the enforcement of federal immigration law.
At the moment, county elected officials can be divided into two camps: those who think cooperating with ICE is illegal, and those who think cooperating with ICE is the best way to enforce the law.
Those who see partnership and cooperation as the best way to enforce the law face a dilemma. Under Oregon law and the most recent executive order on the subject by the governor, using any public resources to cooperate with ICE is illegal. Continue reading →
Show up to promote justice for ALL Clackamas residents
On Thursday, June 8, at 10:30 am, the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is voting to adopt an “Inclusivity” resolution which reinforces and clarifies the county’s position regarding cooperation with ICE when ICE is engaged in illegal actions within the county. The resolution also recognizes the importance of “due process” as a basic constitutional right for all residents.
The resolution is in part a response by the board to our resolution on Noncooperation with ICE which we passed at our monthly Central Committee meeting two months ago.
Since our passage of the Noncooperation resolution, we have learned that there has been a massive increase of deportations of migrants and refugees with NO criminal records. We have also learned that the threats to defund counties that are classified as “sanctuary” counties is unconstitutional based on a federal court ruling out of Northern California.
ICE has consistently been instructed by the courts to get detainer warrants issued by the courts based on critical due process Constitutional requirements. ICE has consistently ignored this process for the vast majority of their detainer warrants. They continue to have detainer warrants issued by ICE employees not part of the federal or state judiciary.
Please plan to attend and be a witness to history.
County Board of Commissioners Meeting Thursday, June 8th, 10:30 am 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City