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Creepy's final frenzy just won't quit

Now he's going to ramrod parking meters into Northwest Portland on his way out the door.

It ain't gonna help, buddy. Worst. Mayor. Ever.

Comments (28)

I was hardly a George W. Bush fan.

And "Dubya", for all of his faux pas, for his incompetence...was nowhere near as stupid or ridiculous as Adams is.

I'll gladly have the young Bush as the Mayor of Portland. Heck, I'll have Karl Rove and even Dick Cheney run the City of Portland.

The comments at the O make this blog look almost tame. No love for Sammyboy, for sure.

This is out of spite, more than anything else. At this rate, I fully expect him to poison some wells, burn some crops, and kick a hipster in the face on his way out.

I figured he'd eventually be dragged out of office in handcuffs kicking and screaming, "You can't do this to me, I'm the mayor!". I guess not.

No, if he doesn't get his nice think tank job, I see him strolling into random bars and coffee houses in ten years, waiting a few seconds, and then chirping "Hands up: who likes me?"

Except for his mindless friends and suck-ups that he helped employ, nobody will be happier to see Creepy leave than City of Portland employees. Worst Mayor ever and a total embarrassment.

Mark my words. Adams will implode, explode or go nuts after he leaves office. He really is radioactive and anyone who hires him will regret it shortly after the fact. Something tragic self imposed will happen to him in the next year. And he deserves it.

Maybe Sam and the Welches con man can get a gig going?

Who says Sammyboy is not a dictator? His ego and most always having to have it his way no matter what the general public thinks makes him one!

This frenzy may be pay back for any sleepless nights he may have had during the two recalls, and/or hearing nasty words said about him.
Wonder how many people regret not signing those petitions?
More importantly, if the new council is of the same disrespect for the public interest,
will people be willing to sign recalls now?

Clinamen are you planning a recall after the first of the year? Problem is you have to wait six months into a newly elected official's term.

What's there to recall???

This is what Portland wants and Portland always gets what they want!!

You are the weird ones, not the Portland electorate. Majority wins, you loose!

Hahahaha hahaha haha ha, ha.... heh.

teresa,
I understand there is a six months waiting period. Do you know the history of that waiting period, has it always existed?
You also mentioned newly elected official? What about those that are not newly elected?
As we can see, a lot of damage can be done in six months.
At this point, I am not planning a recall, but I am putting "seeds of thought" out that faced with something critical, we would consider and not hold back hoping for the best or give a person years more to do their agenda, as we can see results of what that kind of thinking got us. I am wondering what the public would do?

As Norman Blake sings it:
I cannot stand the government I cannot stand the law
I cannot stand these dark days comin' on us all
Whiskey deaf and whiskey blind

I hate to disagree with our host, but Scammy is only our: Worst. Mayor. Yet.

For clinaman and teresa, I humbly nominate Jelly Fish for an immediate recall.

clinamen: The freshly approved recall manual, by our newly re-elected SOS Kate Brown,can be found at the site referenced below. It is only 22 pages in length.

The six month rule is for the current term of office, so that means someone like Char-lie, Fritz or Novick would have the benefit of a six month period of "service". Fish and Saltzman could be recalled now.

State Sens. and Reps. can be recalled starting anytime after the 5th day "from the beginning of the first legislative session of the current term of office." I interpret this to mean that if they were elected this Nov. and in January it becomes obvious they are incompetent a recall could start fairly quickly.

I am not sure how long the recall procedure has been a part of our state constitution. Some lawyer type might know!

http://www.oregonvotes.org/doc/publications/RecallManual.pdf

Nonny Mouse,
You had posted something the other day about having watched Fish's votes. If he continues on this path, a recall may be needed and might prevent him from becoming Mayor someday if that is what he has been aiming for. Years ago, I thought Hales should have been recalled. In my view, he left and did not have to be that accountable, time has passed, and look where he is now!

. . . so that means someone like Char-lie, Fritz or Novick would have the benefit of a six month period of "service".

In my opinion, Char-lie and those who want him in that position have a real advantage here as he is not exactly new. Hales is like the fox that has already been in the hen house and would be more than ready to go knowing every nook and cranny and would not have to get up to speed on anything.

I'm usually more sympathetic, but after all of the bad beats this week, I feel like channelling Springfield Sanitation Commissioner Ray Patterson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AAP7zORyWA

So tell me: Is there any tax, fee, rate, or other hustle that the City of Portland *hasn't* proposed increasing in the last month? Because if so, they really should propose it soon... it's almost Christmas.

Has anybody seen his retirement mustache?

ZOMG: it will make any legit mustachionados cringe.

Mister Tee wrote: Has anybody seen his retirement mustache?

Ugh, I've been trying not to think about it. I'm half expecting Sam to show up to his last day as Mayor wearing ass-less chaps, and a brain-less hat. And nothing else.


Wow- the City says one thing about inadequate parking in NW PDX (57% of people say they avoid the area) but somehow the deliberate congestion they are causing on Division with the no parking rank n' stack studios brings "vitality." Odd.

Also - if you want to recall Jelly Fish take a look at his car-camping ordinance
and how that played out in Westmoreland/Sellwood last June. Fish comes up with a dumb idea (people sleeping in cars and using porta potties in church parking lots) and then when the neighbors revolted and a big meeting was held- he chickened out of attending. What I am saying is- the QFC on SE 13th would be a treasure trove of signatures for a recall.

clinaman -

I think Jelly Fish is aiming for Mayor, figuring that a his age he can wait out two CharLIE terms.

Captain Hook may have something to say about that, though.

Mamacia's comment abou Jelly's unpopularity in the Sellwood area is echoed 1,000 over in outer residential Souhwest, with respect to Fish's manouverings with the 2011 council vote on the Regional Flexible Funds (RFF)designaion / allotment to "bike sharing".

Fish went out of his way to screw a badly needed safety improvement on Barbur Blvd., with a transparently phony "alternate funding" plan for Barbur. SW had been fed that same "alternate funding" plan 25 years ago and nothing came of it. Surprise, same thing happened this time.

Yet Fish was able, about 8 monhs laer, to manouever to get separate funding for the idiotic Sullivan's Gulch bike path, his pet project, which was also rejected in he RFF


"It ain't gonna help, buddy. Worst. Mayor. Ever."

Just wait for Novick. For all his supposed smarts his answer is parking meters to the problems of CoP.

I dread what happens if he takes over PWB.

If I were a caterpiller, I would sue Adams for that thing on his lip.

And, along with COP raising every conceivable tax/fee possible, now Metro wants to join the party with their operating levy for open spaces. "But it will only be $20 per year for a house valued at $150,000." Then, the City puts parking meters around the open land; Metro or the County charge a day use fee; they lose money so they have to sell the land cheap to some favored developer.

Metro and open space.
Are those to be put in perpetuity or as some had questioned years ago some form of land banking for future years/use?
What umpire posted could happen.
As I understand, the word perpetuity is necessary when public buys land to preserve the land for the public.
I suspect with scarcity of land that there may be maneuvers around this word/purchases.
Need lawyers to chime in on this. What is the latest on perpetuity, how iron clad is this now and regarding changes/challenges throughout the years?
Most likely a big topic, but if the public votes on such a measure and pays for land, it is important to know the status of that purchase.

Looks like hizzoner must have put his resume out to Dick Singer.


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