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Articles and videos in response to Ombudsman Report: Problem with City's Emergency Communications System
"Downtown Property Owner Greg Goodman is Getting the Right to Build Taller - From a Planning Committee He's On." Willamette Week. December 9, 2015.
"Ombudsman's report finds citizen advisers should have declared their financial interests." The NW Examiner. November 2015.
"Can you still fight City Hall? Well, yes, but almost nobody knows how; ombudsman wants to change that." Portland Tribune. October 29, 2015.
"Park Bloc: A City Ranger's Private Security Firm is Being Paid to Patrol a Park." The Portland Mercury. August 24, 2015.
"Park Rangers Supervisor on Paid Leave After Ombudsman Opens Investigation: Questions concern a contract awarded to the employee's private company." Willamette Week. August 24, 2015.
Access to administrative justice: Ombudsman recommendations leads to City Council approval of changes to City Code in order to eliminate barriers to accessing administrative appeal processes
"Two Cale America executives on leave pending investigation of Portland parking-meter emails." The Oregonian. May 28, 2015.
"It just got easier to fight Portland City Hall, and City Council is thrilled." The Oregonian. May 27, 2015.
"Portland fee reform; Beaverton medal misstep: Editorial Peaks and Valleys." The Oregonian: Editorial Board. April 24, 2015.
"Should it be easier to fight City Hall? Portland officials propose changes." The Oregonian. April 23, 2015.
"You Can Appeal Most City Decisions! Chances Are You Either Don't Know That Or Can't Afford It." The Portland Mercury. April 22, 2015.
"Smoke Screen: Why won't the Portland Fire Bureau give a whistle-blower documents that have already been made public?" Willamette Week. April 8, 2015.
"Claim Dumpers: A Decades-Old Law Says City Hall Should Do the Right Thing. No One Remembers It." The Portland Mercury. April 8, 2015.
"State punishes Portland contractor for minority contracting claims." Portland Business Journal. March 30, 2015.
"City Investigation of Minority Contracting Fraud Yields Results." Willamette Week. March 30, 2015.
December 21, 2016 Ombudsman Report: Problem with City's Emergency Communications System
August 24, 2015: City of Portland Ombudsman Hires New Deputy
June 18, 2015: Photos from ceremonial bill signing
June 18, 2015: Governor Brown Holds Ceremonial Bill Signing for Senate Bill 584, a City of Portland Initiative
May 27, 2015: Auditor’s Access to Administrative Justice Ordinance Passes with Unanimous Council Vote
April 20, 2015: Auditor to Ask City Council to Remove Barriers to Administrative Justice
March 30, 2015: Ombudsman Investigation Leads to Oregon DOJ False Claims Settlement
"Service with a smile." Willamette Week. November 19, 2014.
"Hot Tip: A top city fire official is under investigation for turning a blind eye to safety violations at a sex club." Willamette Week. August 20, 2014.
"The Golden Fleece? A Recent Investigation Raises Questions About the City's "Expert" Spending." The Portland Mercury. June 11, 2014.
"Ombudsman investigates city contracting, plans whistleblower reform." The Oregonian. May 14, 2014.
"Portland Ombudsman's report offers glimpses into residents' gripes." Portland Business Journal. May, 14, 2014.
"Portland's 'phantom' parking ticket case: City, court apologizes; readers respond." The Oregonian. March 24, 2014.
Gay men blood donations: Ombudsman recommendation leads to City Council resolution. September 2013.
"State dismisses City complaint about minority contractor." Willamette Week, June 19, 2013.
"Ombudsman finds 'unsupportable explanations' in contract process for parking meter paper." The Oregonian. March 13, 2013.
"Portland collects nearly $17,000 for disputed work." The Oregonian. March 6, 2013.
"Portland fraud hotline nets tip that recoups $17,000 in city money." The Oregonian. January 9, 2013.
"Whistle-blowers made parking manager prosecution possible." Letter to The Oregonian. September 11, 2012.
"We have your dog...Towing company delivers ultimatum it's not allowed to make." The NW Examiner. August 2012.
"Portland's new Ombudsman will enter political mix as landscape shifts." The Oregonian. November 9, 2011.