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Time to Clean Out Portland Housing Bureau, create transparency and real public inclusion

I find it very indicative of the anti public attitude of the Portland Housing Bureau , that you have to register, create an online account, in order to simply read about public information of their activites. And look what gibberish you get when you click a link on " Notice of Consolidated Plan and Fair Housing Plan Comment Period and Public Hearings"-- in other words botched and invalid public notice:
Just take a look, and this is only ONE department of the Portlandonline.com website (City of Portland , OR).

Housing page:  http://www.portlandonline.com/phb/index.cfm?c=30136&a=409107
here's the gibberish that is supposed to be a public notice:
 http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer/rec/4841499/view

partial copy-paste of the whole gibberish page:

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YOU GET THE PICTURE.........
this is NOT inclusion of the interested public! this is indicative of exclusion and avoidance of the public. We can't find out what this public notice says.... making it possibly legally voided as public notice btw.

COME ON , NEW MAYOR HALES! CLEANUP THIS CITY GOVERNMENT ! IT'S SO DAMNABLY FILTHY, CORRUPT, SECRETIVE, UNACCOUNTABLE AND EXCLUSIVE! THE LAND OF HOMELESSNESS IS ALSO THE LAND OF BACKROOM DEALS, NO COINCIDENCE; serving the public is way down on the list and a mere afterthought.

MAKE IT YOUR PRIORITY INSTEAD.

YOU WILL BE REWARDED.

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wow! they finally fixed their page! 22.Apr.2013 01:30

Pearl E Moon

the link i gave above, now takes you to a pdf that was formerly just an html gibberish page. they fixed that! so now i am looking forward to more transparency, accessibility to info, and fixes for portland online, as well as portland city gov't.