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    New Portland Ordinance Aims to Speed Approval for Businesses' Security Measures | Seattle RE Podcast

    There’s still a lot of clean-up going on in downtown Portland. On Wednesday, crews were scrubbing graffiti off the windows at a vacated jewelry store, getting …


    • Ryarios

      This when you know a city is doomed.

    • KamakaziOzzie

      Making streets safe is a reasonable expectation. However, Portland is a different animal. The PPD force has been defunded to reimagine law enforcements limited role in safeguarding our citizens

    • Tom Fennesy

      Maybe pay for the damage. The vaccine is not going to stop stupid.

    • poncho 467

      When are we gonna talk about corporate owners are and foreign absenty owers? Realestate salesman selling the place out from under you one peice at a time

    • Richy Kay

      "At this point last year, Portland had seen just one homicide. This year, that number is 20, with 208 shootings in the city so far."

    • Joey Boedeker

      Yeah man!!
      We need to make weed legal!
      That will lower victimless crime!

    • James C. Steenbergen II

      concept!!! return police protection and enforce laws

    • KB

      Talk, talk, misdirection, kool-aid parties, politicians bidding for power and money; it's too late. Get out.

    • outdoorfr3ak

      Colorado resident here and recreational user. Have not heard of anything like that around here and I live in a pretty sketchy part of Denver

    • Mike G

      The businesses have to get okay from the city to protect themselves... okay I realize it's probably more complicated than that, but still, that they are only NOW doing this says to me the city was forced to make some sort of gesture that makes them "seem" business friendly. I'm not buying it. They should have acted to protect businesses a very long time ago, what the hell have they been doing for an entire year? They felt forced to do this is the only reason they are doing it, and of course I'm sure they are privately delighted that these businesses all have to invest a fortune in upgrading security, it might force more of them out, which is the goal there.

    • John Harlan


    • Ell Kir

      All States? I can trace exactly when my workers became even more devoted to their jobs to when the legalized weed. There is a reason they call it 'Dope'. They become even more stupid and making bad choices that effect their job. One guy thought it would be a good idea to smoke on his lunch break and chopped off his thumb on a table saw. He became a L&I wh ore and of course, graduated to heroin. Since he didn't have to work anymore he could do any drug he wanted. LAst I heard in prison now.

    • Rich Peterson

      New ordinance = lipstick on a pig

    • Muddobber McCrablice

      You misrepresented the parents’ responses to Little Johnny being arrested for robbing the bud guy. It would go more like, what did the bud guy do that compelled my precious little Johnny to blow his head off? My Johnny is a victim.

    • F Rizzo

      Allowing you to install lights. And not waiting months for their approval do so? This is going to encourage businesses?

    • F Rizzo

      Why do they need approval is the first place?

    • zill sto

      Look up Geert Vanden Bossche phD, DVM he made most of our childhood vacine, he says this cvd19 vax is not going to help herd immunity it will make it worse.

    • Eileen Shaw

      The policies are designed to change the effect and not address the cause of the problem. Watch out for lawsuits when protective measures are used by civilians or by hired security.

    • Ida Girl

      No wonder Eastern Oregon wants to redraw the boundaries to join Idaho.

    • Tony Cannelloni

      When your that afraid to go outside only a Glock on the hip will do......

    • steve hansen

      she needs a 45Cal.

    • Tetra44

      The Melrose area in L.A. is similar. Weed shops and lots of crime to fund the habit.

    • Hephaestus

      Thank God for the 2nd Amendment!

    • Debbie J.

      What is going to happen when store owners start shooting maniac Antifa and BLM looters? I would tell people to also get a powerful strobe light flashlight to blind anyone who come near you. Then run...

    • electronzapdotcom

      Wealthy businesses and people always Security up and are fine no matter how violent things get. The middle class have to flee.

    • Brandon Reed

      The thing is police corruption/brutality is a real issue. Police Reform SHOULD BE more funding for additional criminal justice training, extensive background checks, knowing how to work WITH social workers in cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, etc... Dems just think for whatever reason that defunding the police fixes the issue and (if we’re being honest) republicans ignore the issue or don’t support police reform because it’s a progressive policy.

    • Neal the Great

      less cops less arrests crime goes down!

    • Bede Meredith

      Cant we just re imagine crime, where its not crime, its just appreciation of other peoples property

    • Douglas Cherry

      This is absolutely stupid, and a forgone conclusion the moment those @$$hats at the OLCC were given this responsibility... Not by the people, of course. The legislature hijacked our initiative, it is their substitute that perpetuates the very bureacracy that leaves these budtenders prepackaged victims. My dispensary employs armed security. But I bring my .45 just in case the odds are against the guy. If dispensary owners were allowed to guard Cannabis like it was Plutonium, we wouldn't be having this issue. Also, if DAs were not gutless political hacks...

    • Voy Tech

      All of that feels like systemic citizenizm.

    • Mike Smith

      Any business that has stayed in downtown Portland, given the months of BLM-ANTIFA-Biden rioting, looting and arson, at this point, gets the socialist justice reparations payment extractions that it gets (thank you for continuing to pay taxes for the privilege, yes privilege, of being looted and burnt out). In as far as the cofraud goes... it has become the new 'climate change' dog ate my homework excuse for the gutless political peons.

    • Laserkid're turning into South Africa.

    • Dean Firnatine

      What is the point? If Security or LE do their job then the Marxist County Prosecutor will prosecute them. To solve the issue you have to recall the County Prosecutor.

    • Bunson Honeydew

      It's probably just me but if crime is not a priority for the Police, why not have the local Portland mob offer an Antifa Hit Squad package? Local business owners can pay for criminals to put hits out on punks who rob or deface their business? Didn't they do that in New York in the 1920's?

    • Franny Y

      Need to recall the Soros funded DA like San Francisco is doing.

    • Han3wman Wukong

      Just a little more to the left, comrades. Once we get over that hill we'll see it...Utopia.

    • Joe Lee

      Let's clear one thing up once and for all "weed" is very addicting. It has to cross a persons' mind that people are willing to spend great deals of money on it and that people used to risk being put in jail for smoking it marijuana is an addictive substance. Those who would argue this point are being willfully ignorant. (Yes I had to edit) I would have been remiss to not have mentioned that dealing in addictive drugs means also dealing in human misery. Period.

    • Elite Spanker

      The answer to all of Portland, Seattle's, San Frans, LA, Chicago's, Baltimore's, Detroit's, Minneapolis, ALL the leftist run hell holes problems, is to STOP BEING LEFTISTS. Your philosophy is a FAILURE, you have ZERO ability to run cities, you have no business sense, you lack logic, common sense, and cognitive reasoning ability.

    • Darla Markle

      I wasn't sure how to contact you but I sent a message via your website since I can't post a link here. Its pretty interesting about who received a $3 million dollar contract in seattle.

    • Douglas Nyquist

      If I was an entrepreneur, I would invest in a business that boards up broken windows and storefronts, and possibly remove graffiti.

    • Mike Vestil

      Investing in crypto now should be in every wise individuals list, in some months time you'll be ecstatic with the decision you made today.

    • Portable Whole

      Funny how saying this is new normal is favored . And I as usual will be denied circulation and any feedback but supercilious [Well, we just don't like you ] no favors or ever allowing me to be part of the conversation outside a soliloquy. No 1A here, just sycophants' slow clapping ..

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