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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty
Official Twitter account for Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty. Email: JoAnn@portlandoregon.gov
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 17h
We heard loud and clear from students they did not want school resource officers in schools. The people impacted need to weigh in on this conversation
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Alex Zielinski 17h
Replying to @Oregonian
Public testimony is wrapped. Hardesty interjects that an story says the city putting $1.6 million toward police officers in Portland Public Schools.
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Amelia Templeton 18h
The council will note vote on the budget or amendments today. They will hear public testimony today, and postpone the vote till tomorrow. Chloe Eudaly has generously offered to delay her renter protection ordinance second hearing, solving the scheduling snafu.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 18h
Now hearing public testimony. Lots of support to find additional funding for parks. Chamber packed with community members wearing green.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 18h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Public testimony has now begun, with 57 people signed up for testimony. Due to Commissioner Fish’s nonmoveable appt council is aiming to get first 20 testimonies, asking constituents in chambers and overflow to offer support/opposition with 👍🏽 and 👎🏽
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 18h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Hardesty closes saying she is disappointed there was not an honest conversation or acknowledgement about how communities perceive police interactions
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Commissioner Fritz says the good of the Gang Enforcement Team outweighs the bad. Reminder: 59% of stops were conducted on black people, while only 6% of people in Portland are black.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Chief Outlaw says they will be re-examining data as to why people of color and black people are stopped by cops more. Commissioner Fritz advocates for community policing and supports these suggested changes.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
House bill 2355 shows police are required to report stop data to the state. Officer testifying says that a stop is narrowly defined. “Mere conversations” don’t fit into this definition.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
HARDESTY: What is your clearance rate on gun violence? Officer: 29% H: How many white gangs are working in Portland? Officer: Not designating gangs anymore H: Auditor’s report said PPB was still keeping track of “super gang members” even with this system out of place.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Commissioner Eudaly asserts that analyzing the budget and structural issues is not disparaging police. “This is about the smart allocation of resources based on data, not on fear.”
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Hardesty says that POC are not experiencing “mere conversations,” they are experiencing stops and searches. Changing the name of a team is not the same as structural change.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Mayor Wheeler chides his colleagues for not knowing the new name of the Gang Enforcement Team, since it was changed to the Gun Violence Reduction Team.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
CORRECTION: in our haste to livetweet we inaccurately tweeted Option 3 as moving funding to Parks. The accurate proposal is: defund the GVRT, move those officers back to patrol. In this option there is no proposal to move funding to Parks
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Amelia Templeton 19h
"If we're desperate for patrol officers, these 28 officers being retrained and put into patrol positions makes the most sense to me," Commissioner says.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Hardesty also brings up that there is a category of stops that qualify as “mere conversations,” because those incidents aren’t recorded the same way. Poc/black ppl do not feel comfortable walking away from a conversation with an officer.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
“The police bureau did not collect Certain information, and did not analyze available data. Officers did not record why they made stops, or the results of these stops...” Hardesty states that the only change to GET was its name.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Hardesty brings up the Auditors 2018 report that shows GET racially profiled, and has not made any attempts to address this structurally.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Option 3: reallocate funding from Gang Enforcement Task Force. Move those officers back to patrol and use that money for Parks instead.
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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty 19h
Replying to @JoAnnPDX
Option 2) give over $2 million to Parks to avoid layoffs. We would remove this from PPBs general fund. It’s a compromise from the vacancy savings the police have, and from the body camera program.
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