Restoring Portland's Promise
The Oregonian Editorial Board has endorsed Rene!
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The Portland Police Association endorses Rene Gonzalez for Portland City Council
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Our once beautiful city is struggling in ways that were unfathomable a short time ago. We are at an inflection point in the story of Portland. We cannot sit back idly and watch the city we love struggle without working to help solve its problems.
If you’re like us, you agree that rising crime, declining livability, and City Hall’s ineffective ideologically driven policies are ruining the city we used to proudly call home.
We are facing a historic rise in crime that will require well-supported and staffed law enforcement, combined with strong oversight and accountability. Homeless camps and illegally parked vehicles have made too many of our sidewalks, streets and parks unusable, unsanitary and dangerous. Solving this will require a focus on emergency shelter and eliminating the “anything goes” attitude with respect to the unhoused. Finally, we need problem-solvers, not ideologues, to guide the city at this juncture.
We also have immense promise. If Rene Gonzalez is elected to Portland City Council, he will tap into our city’s proud history of civic engagement and innovation. With you at our side, we will first restore our city, and then build a better Portland in a spirit of collaboration, pragmatism, and joy.
Portland can and should be a beautiful, livable, and thriving city filled with promise. But under the current City Council it has become violent, filthy, and ideologically driven. I am engaging in coffee & lunch series across the city, to listen to your ideas for Portland and evaluate whether commissioner is how I can best serve the city I love.