According to the articles (links below, thanks to those who provided them in a seperate posting), Linda Schumacher has reserved time at the Portland City Council to discuss the matter of our anti-fur protests.
The agenda for the Wednesday, April 5 council meeting won't be posted until Friday after 4PM at: http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=26000
Should they indeed be on the agenda, I urge any/all who can come to PLEASE attend.
We need to show our support for the animals
We need to stand-up for our first ammendment rights
According to the City Council Website ( http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?&a=9113&c=27481 and http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?&a=9113&c=27481 and link to www.portlandonline.com), public testimony is welcome.
Below are two snippets from the council's website:
If your subject is one of the items already on the Agenda - Sign up on the Testimony Sign-Up Sheet on the table in the hallway as you enter the Council Chambers
Council Members welcome public testimony. As each item pulled from the Consent Agenda and all those on the Regular Agenda are read, the Mayor will ask if anyone wishes to be heard. Normally, anyone wishing to speak is given three minutes and Council Members may then ask questions. When many people are expected to testify, sign-up lists are placed outside Council Chambers. Names are called by the Clerk, usually three at a time, and the persons testifying take a seat at the table facing Council. Written materials may also be submitted to the Council Clerk for distribution to Council members either prior to or at the meeting. Those wishing to make slide or video presentations or use overheads, should check with the Council Clerk prior to the meeting (503-823-4086). Written material for distribution to Council members may also be submitted by those unable to attend in person.
http://www.portlandtribune.com/archview.cgi?id=34552 - Portland Tribune
link to www.oregonlive.com - Oregonian