Detail, east Portland photo, courtesy Miles Hochstein / Portland Ground.



For old times' sake
The bojack bumper sticker -- only $1.50!

To order, click here.







Excellent tunes -- free! And on your browser right now. Just click on Radio Bojack!






E-mail us here.

About

This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on March 13, 2007 11:29 AM. The previous post in this blog was Copyright smackdown. The next post in this blog is It's Crazed Meth Freaks with Guns Week. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Archives

Links

Law and Taxation
How Appealing
TaxProf Blog
Mauled Again
Tax Appellate Blog
A Taxing Matter
TaxVox
Tax.com
Josh Marquis
Native America, Discovered and Conquered
The Yin Blog
Ernie the Attorney
Conglomerate
Above the Law
The Volokh Conspiracy
Going Concern
Bag and Baggage
Wealth Strategies Journal
Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
myCorporateResource.com
World of Work
The Faculty Lounge
Lowering the Bar
OrCon Law

Hap'nin' Guys
Tony Pierce
Parkway Rest Stop
Utterly Boring.com
Along the Gradyent
Dwight Jaynes
Bob Borden
Dingleberry Gazette
The Red Electric
Iced Borscht
Jeremy Blachman
Dean's Rhetorical Flourish
Straight White Guy
HinesSight
Onfocus
Jalpuna
Beerdrinker.org
As Time Goes By
Dave Wagner
Jeff Selis
Alas, a Blog
Scott Hendison
Sansego
The View Through the Windshield
Appliance Blog
The Bleat

Hap'nin' Gals
My Whim is Law
Lelo in Nopo
Attorney at Large
Linda Kruschke
The Non-Consumer Advocate
10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place
A Pig of Success
Attorney at Large
Margaret and Helen
Kimberlee Jaynes
Cornelia Seigneur
Mireio
And Sew It Goes
Mile 73
Rainy Day Thoughts
That Black Girl
Posie Gets Cozy
{AE}
Cat Eyes
Rhi in Pink
Althouse
GirlHacker
Ragwaters, Bitters, and Blue Ruin
Frytopia
Rose City Journal
Type Like the Wind

Portland and Oregon
Isaac Laquedem
StumptownBlogger
Rantings of a [Censored] Bus Driver
Jeff Mapes
Vintage Portland
The Portlander
South Waterfront
Amanda Fritz
O City Hall Reporters
Guilty Carnivore
Old Town by Larry Norton
The Alaunt
Bend Blogs
Lost Oregon
Cafe Unknown
Tin Zeroes
David's Oregon Picayune
Mark Nelsen's Weather Blog
Travel Oregon Blog
Portland Daily Photo
Portland Building Ads
Portland Food and Drink.com
Dave Knows Portland
Idaho's Portugal
Alameda Old House History
MLK in Motion
LoveSalem

Retired from Blogging
Various Observations...
The Daily E-Mail
Saving James
Portland Freelancer
Furious Nads (b!X)
Izzle Pfaff
The Grich
Kevin Allman
AboutItAll - Oregon
Lost in the Details
Worldwide Pablo
Tales from the Stump
Whitman Boys
Misterblue
Two Pennies
This Stony Planet
1221 SW 4th
Twisty
I am a Fish
Here Today
What If...?
Superinky Fixations
Pinktalk
Mellow-Drama
The Rural Bus Route
Another Blogger
Mikeyman's Computer Treehouse
Rosenblog
Portland Housing Blog

Wonderfully Wacky
Dave Barry
Borowitz Report
Blort
Stuff White People Like
Worst of the Web

Valuable Time-Wasters
My Gallery of Jacks
Litterbox, On the Prowl
Litterbox, Bag of Bones
Litterbox, Scratch
Maukie
Ride That Donkey
Singin' Horses
Rally Monkey
Simon Swears
Strong Bad's E-mail

Oregon News
KGW-TV
The Oregonian
Portland Tribune
KOIN
Willamette Week
KATU
The Sentinel
Southeast Examiner
Northwest Examiner
Sellwood Bee
Mid-County Memo
Vancouver Voice
Eugene Register-Guard
OPB
Topix.net - Portland
Salem Statesman-Journal
Oregon Capitol News
Portland Business Journal
Daily Journal of Commerce
Oregon Business
KPTV
Portland Info Net
McMinnville News Register
Lake Oswego Review
The Daily Astorian
Bend Bulletin
Corvallis Gazette-Times
Roseburg News-Review
Medford Mail-Tribune
Ashland Daily Tidings
Newport News-Times
Albany Democrat-Herald
The Eugene Weekly
Portland IndyMedia
The Columbian

Music-Related
The Beatles
Bruce Springsteen
Seal
Sting
Joni Mitchell
Ella Fitzgerald
Steve Earle
Joe Ely
Stevie Wonder
Lou Rawls

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

When Zari met Randy

Here an interesting e-mail message making the rounds on the internet:

From: "Santner, Zari" [PKZARI@ci.portland.or.us]
To: "Shaff, David" [dshaff@water.ci.portland.or.us]
Cc: "Potter, Mayor" [mayorpotter@ci.portland.or.us], Commissioner Adams [CommissionerSam@ci.portland.or.us], Commissioner Leonard [randy@ci.portland.or.us], Commissioner Saltzman [dan@ci.portland.or.us], Commissioner Sten [erik@ci.portland.or.us], "Short, Casey" [cshort@ci.portland.or.us], "McAllister, David" [dmcallister@ci.portland.or.us], "Scott Montgomery", "Barbara Walker (Walker, Barbara), "Bethel Rev. T. Allen (Bethel, Rev. T. Allen)", Bill Hawkins, "Chet Orloff (Orloff, Chet)", "Josephine Pope (Pope, Joey)", Keith Thomajan, "Mary Ruble (Ruble, Mary)","Mike Houck (Houck, Mike)", Nichole Maher, "Rich Brown", thomas Bruner, jeffrey tryens
Subject: Powell Butte Nature Park
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 16:04:06 -0800

March 9, 2007

MEMORANDUM

TO: David Shaff, Director
Bureau of Water Works

cc: Mayor Tom Potter
Comm. Sam Adams
Comm. Randy Leonard
Comm. Dan Saltzman
Comm. Erik Sten
Parks Board Members
Casey Short, OMF

FROM: Zari Santner, Director

RE: Powell Butte Nature Park

During Parks budget work session before City Council yesterday, Commissioner Leonard made several statements regarding the Parks - Water Bureau IGA for shared management costs at Powell Butte that greatly concerned me.

Commissioner Leonard stated the following:

· He was frustrated with Parks lack of action in completing the IGA since it had been over a year since his offer of assistance.
· He also stated that he was confused on why Parks would walk away from the Water Bureau's offer of over $100,000 in management costs.
· Finally, he said he was involved in all details of the deliberations to date and, as a result, was deeply troubled by Parks lack of commitment, particularly in light of their 07-08 budget request.

Frankly, I was shocked at Commissioner Leonard's statements. As you know, David McAllister, City Nature Manager, has been leading Parks' effort on the IGA. I asked David to review his records since you, David, and I met together on April 4, 2006 on the topic. I am adding an outline of his records below. I also have attached the complete E-mail records as an attachment.

April 4, 2006 Agree on IGA framework in meeting Shaff, Santner,
McAllister
April 20, 2006 Commissioner Leonard meets with PB Friends Group
April 28, 2006 Commitment to PB Friends Group Commissioner
May 2, 2006 Early IGA draft outline to WB McAllister
May 2, 2006 WB IGA comments Shaff
June 1, 2006 Draft IGA sent from Parks to WB McAllister
June 14, 2006 Parks request for receipt of IGA to WB McAllister
June 20, 2006 IGA receipt confirmed Shaff
July 26, 2006 Parks offer of assistance to WB to expedite Santner
July 31, 2006 WB promise of IGA to Parks - Aug 4, 2006 Shaff
Sept 30, 2006 WB IGA deadline extension - Oct, 2006 Shaff
Oct 30, 2006 WB confirms Shaff too busy to review Shaff
Assigns new staff to coordinate
Nov 2-21, 2006 Discussions with WB on draft IGA begin McAllister, Klutz
Jan 18, 2007 Parks inquires on 6-1-2006 draft IGA status McAllister
Feb 05-14 2007 Discussion with WB on Draft IGA continue McAllister, Klutz
Feb 27, 2007 IGA completed, budgeting close to final McAllister, Klutz

David's compilation substantiates my understanding of our work in making this IGA a reality. Rather than Parks being an impediment to progress, this record indicates that Parks has been a very engaged and enthusiastic partner. Based upon Commissioner Leonard's public statements, it is important that I clarify the record on this subject. Given the Commissioner's involvement, I can only conclude that he has been misinformed on Parks efforts to date. I am looking forward to your viewpoint on the subject.

[Powell Butte emails.doc]

Zari Santner
Director
Portland Parks & Recreation
(503) 823-5379
(503) 823-6007 Fax
www.PortlandParks.org
"Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland"

Fireman Randy, misinformed? Doesn't sound like the guy I know. But then again, I may be misinformed.

Comments (8)

I guess no one except Jack and I find this fascinating, but this is an exquisite email!

Zari is going on the counterattack by calling out Randy's boy at the Water Bureau. Between the lines, the email pretty much says: "Hey Schaff, either you lied to your Commissioner about this process, or your Commissioner lied at a public meeting. Which is it?"

You have to assume that Zari cleared this through HER Commissioner (Saltzman) before sending it, so we could be witnessing the start of a proxy war.

The gloves are coming off! Thanks for posting it.

Further evidence to support a "yes" vote on dumping our commission form of city government.

It'll be interesting to see if true cost accounting, i.e., value of older growth trees and open space is used to value the part of Mt. Tabor Park the Parks Department wants to sell to the Warner Pacific hawks. I've read their 2005-2008 business plan and there is no mention of partnering with the Office of Sustainable development or emulating what is happening in Havana Cuba. Havana is similar in size to Portland and grows 50% of it's food locally via 1000 farmers Markets. How about a farmers market in every park?

Further evidence to support a "yes" vote on dumping our commission form of city government.

How's that? That's there's differences of opinion and they surface in public? Isn't that a good thing for more open and transparent government?

Better that all city employees have one boss and carry out the top-down party line?

A difference of opinion isn't what is going on here - it's pure politics. It's one commissioner trying to make another commissioner look incompetent in public. Such foolishness consumes untolled $millions each year in public funds, consumes thousands of hours of staff time, with no productive results. It's just a big %#*^ing waste of public resources. If you want more of the same, then vote to keep the status quo.

While this kind of problem may go away with a strong Mayor, so many others will arise that it's not worth it. I'd rather have some infighting between Commissioners than the misguided, poorly thought out charter reforms on the May ballot.

It's one commissioner trying to make another commissioner look incompetent in public.

Commissioner Saltzman has no reason to try to make Comm Leonard look foolish...or vice-versa. Comm Leonard does have strong feelings about the Park Bureau...as does Zari, as its Director. Who's right and wrong here? I don't know...but should everything be done behind closed doors? That doesn't seem healthy.

There's "politics" in how you run government? So what? We should be shocked, shocked that politics are going on? That's part of governing. Better to have a government that brooks no opposition and everybody's on the same page, reading from the same book?

what i don't see on that list of activities is: "showed draft of IGA to Commissioner Leonard." am i wrong, or wouldn't he at least be the one approving such a sale? never mind the lack of public involvement in such a community-changing event.


Sponsors


As a lawyer/blogger, I get
to be a member of:

In Vino Veritas

Lange, Pinot Gris 2015
Kiona, Lemberger 2014
Willamette Valley, Pinot Gris 2015
Aix, Rosé de Provence 2016
Marchigüe, Cabernet 2013
Inazío Irruzola, Getariako Txakolina Rosé 2015
Maso Canali, Pinot Grigio 2015
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Kirkland, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016
Cantele, Salice Salentino Reserva 2013
Whispering Angel, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013
Avissi, Prosecco
Cleto Charli, Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco, Vecchia Modena
Pique Poul, Rosé 2016
Edmunds St. John, Bone-Jolly Rosé 2016
Stoller, Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
Chehalem, Inox Chardonnay 2015
The Four Graces, Pinot Gris 2015
Gascón, Colosal Red 2013
Cardwell Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
L'Ecole No. 41, Merlot 2013
Della Terra, Anonymus
Willamette Valley, Dijon Clone Chardonnay 2013
Wraith, Cabernet, Eidolon Estate 2012
Januik, Red 2015
Tomassi, Valpolicella, Rafaél, 2014
Sharecropper's Pinot Noir 2013
Helix, Pomatia Red Blend 2013
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Villa Antinori, Toscana 2013
Locations, Spanish Red Wine
Locations, Argentinian Red Wine
La Antigua Clásico, Rioja 2011
Shatter, Grenache, Maury 2012
Argyle, Vintage Brut 2011
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16 Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2014
Benton Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
Primarius, Pinot Gris 2015
Januik, Merlot 2013
Napa Cellars, Cabernet 2013
J. Bookwalter, Protagonist 2012
LAN, Rioja Edicion Limitada 2011
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Rutherford 2009
Denada Cellars, Cabernet, Maipo Valley 2014
Marchigüe, Cabernet, Colchagua Valley 2013
Oberon, Cabernet 2014
Hedges, Red Mountain 2012
Balboa, Rose of Grenache 2015
Ontañón, Rioja Reserva 2015
Three Horse Ranch, Pinot Gris 2014
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
Nelms Road, Merlot 2013
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Pinot Gris 2014
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2012
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2013
Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc 2015
G3, Cabernet 2013
Chateau Smith, Cabernet, Washington State 2014
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16
Willamette Valley, Rose of Pinot Noir, Whole Clusters 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Valgrande 2012
Goodfellow, Reserve Pinot Gris, Clover 2014
Lugana, San Benedetto 2014
Wente, Cabernet, Charles Wetmore 2011
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
King Estate, Pinot Gris 2015
Adelsheim, Pinot Gris 2015
Trader Joe's, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2015
La Vite Lucente, Toscana Red 2013
St. Francis, Cabernet, Sonoma 2013
Kendall-Jackson, Pinot Noir, California 2013
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Napa Valley 2013
Erath, Pinot Noir, Estate Selection 2012
Abbot's Table, Columbia Valley 2014
Intrinsic, Cabernet 2014
Oyster Bay, Pinot Noir 2010
Occhipinti, SP68 Bianco 2014
Layer Cake, Shiraz 2013
Desert Wind, Ruah 2011
WillaKenzie, Pinot Gris 2014
Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2013
Des Amis, Rose 2014
Dunham, Trautina 2012
RoxyAnn, Claret 2012
Del Ri, Claret 2012
Stoppa, Emilia, Red 2004
Primarius, Pinot Noir 2013
Domaines Bunan, Bandol Rose 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Deer Creek, Pinot Gris 2015
Beaulieu, Rutherford Cabernet 2013
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
King Estate, Pinot Gris, Backbone 2014
Oberon, Napa Cabernet 2013
Apaltagua, Envero Carmenere Gran Reserva 2013
Chateau des Arnauds, Cuvee des Capucins 2012
Nine Hats, Red 2013
Benziger, Cabernet, Sonoma 2012
Roxy Ann, Claret 2012
Januik, Merlot 2012
Conundrum, White 2013
St. Francis, Sonoma Cabernet 2012

The Occasional Book

Kent Haruf - Our Souls at Night
Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Amy Stewart - Girl Waits With Gun
Philip Roth - The Plot Against America
Norm Macdonald - Based on a True Story
Christopher Buckley - Boomsday
Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way
Ruth Sepetys - Between Shades of Gray
Richard Adams - Watership Down
Claire Vaye Watkins - Gold Fame Citrus
Markus Zusak - I am the Messenger
Anthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot See
James Joyce - Dubliners
Cheryl Strayed - Torch
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Saul Bellow - Mister Sammler's Planet
Phil Stanford - White House Call Girl
John Kaplan & Jon R. Waltz - The Trial of Jack Ruby
Kent Haruf - Eventide
David Halberstam - Summer of '49
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead
Maria Dermoȗt - The Ten Thousand Things
William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
Christopher Buckley - Thank You for Smoking
William Shakespeare - Othello
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything
Cheryl Strayed - Tiny Beautiful Things
Sara Varon - Bake Sale
Stephen King - 11/22/63
Paul Goldstein - Errors and Omissions
Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Steve Martin - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Beverly Cleary - A Girl from Yamhill, a Memoir
Kent Haruf - Plainsong
Hope Larson - A Wrinkle in Time, the Graphic Novel
Rudyard Kipling - Kim
Peter Ames Carlin - Bruce
Fran Cannon Slayton - When the Whistle Blows
Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace
Mark Bego - Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul (2012 ed.)
Jenny Lawson - Let's Pretend This Never Happened
J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Timothy Egan - The Big Burn
Deborah Eisenberg - Transactions in a Foreign Currency
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - Slaughterhouse Five
Kathryn Lance - Pandora's Genes
Cheryl Strayed - Wild
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Jack London - The House of Pride, and Other Tales of Hawaii
Jack Walker - The Extraordinary Rendition of Vincent Dellamaria
Colum McCann - Let the Great World Spin
Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus - The Nanny Diaries
Brian Selznick - The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sharon Creech - Walk Two Moons
Keith Richards - Life
F. Sionil Jose - Dusk
Natalie Babbitt - Tuck Everlasting
Justin Halpern - S#*t My Dad Says
Mark Herrmann - The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
Barry Glassner - The Gospel of Food
Phil Stanford - The Peyton-Allan Files
Jesse Katz - The Opposite Field
Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
David Sedaris - Holidays on Ice
Donald Miller - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Mitch Albom - Have a Little Faith
C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ivan Doig - Bucking the Sun
Penda Diakité - I Lost My Tooth in Africa
Grace Lin - The Year of the Rat
Oscar Hijuelos - Mr. Ives' Christmas
Madeline L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time
Steven Hart - The Last Three Miles
David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day
Karen Armstrong - The Spiral Staircase
Charles Larson - The Portland Murders
Adrian Wojnarowski - The Miracle of St. Anthony
William H. Colby - Long Goodbye
Steven D. Stark - Meet the Beatles
Phil Stanford - Portland Confidential
Rick Moody - Garden State
Jonathan Schwartz - All in Good Time
David Sedaris - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Anthony Holden - Big Deal
Robert J. Spitzer - The Spirit of Leadership
James McManus - Positively Fifth Street
Jeff Noon - Vurt

Road Work

Miles run year to date: 92
At this date last year: 144
Total run in 2016: 155
In 2015: 271
In 2014: 401
In 2013: 257
In 2012: 129
In 2011: 113
In 2010: 125
In 2009: 67
In 2008: 28
In 2007: 113
In 2006: 100
In 2005: 149
In 2004: 204
In 2003: 269


Clicky Web Analytics