Today, curious to find out anything new about the recent PJTTF hearing happening on the 22nd (this Wednesday!) I decided to go check out the city councils website at http://www.portlandonline and look at their agenda. As it turns out in a PDF file ( http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=39258 agenda item 1483) the hearing has been CANCELED!
Here is what is posted on their site: "1483 TIME CERTAIN: 10:30 AM - CANCELED. THIS ITEM WILL BE RESCHEDULED, DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. Authorize Memorandum of Understanding and Reimbursement Agreement with the Portland Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to participate in the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Katz")
I called Sue Parsons the Asst. Council Clerk at City Hall (e-mail: email@example.com phone: 503 823-4085) to make sure the agenda had in fact been changed and was correct. As it turns out Sue says that the hearing was just canceled today (the 20th of December) and will most likely be put off until sometime in late January, but couldn't give me a date or time.
Something is going on here and I would like to know what. My gut feeling is telling me something is up and that it's not good. I'm willing to bet that the council will have some kind of extension for the PJTTF, just not officially. Nonetheless people should attend this council meeting to make sure that the agenda item really is canceled. This has been the second time in this many months that the PJTTF if true, will have canceled its annual "Understanding and Reimbursement Agreement" in an effort to keep people from speaking out against it. That's the latest as of this afternoon, so if anyone can find anything else out let everyone here know what's up.