In today’s Portland City Council meeting, the council agreed to give twenty five thousand dollars to the Albina Ministerial Alliance to help support one hundred fifty survivors of Hurricane Katrina who relocated to Portland in 2005.
The Council also approved nearly two hundred thousand dollars in grant money from the Department of Homeland Security to provide thermal imaging cameras for the Portland Fire and Rescue Department.
One item on the consent agenda sparked some opposition from Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch.
The item involved providing three treatment beds for repeat offenders.
But Handelman said that it pointed to the larger issue of the police department’s ‘secret list’ of arrestees.