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TriMet Board of Directors is likely to increase penalties for violent offenders at its next meeting.

TriMet Board of Directors is likely to increase penalties for violent offenders at its next meeting.

The Portland Tribune

 

  • Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to discuss his perspective on President Trump’s commission on voter fraud and what Richardson sees as the biggest opportunities for improvement in Oregon’s electoral system.
 

  • The city has a new plan to to have community oversight on its settlement agreement with the Department of Justice. T. Allen Bethel of the Albina Ministerial Alliance tells us what he thinks of the plan, and about the Mayor’s new ordinance that would compel officers to be interviewed within 48 hours of a deadly force incident.
 

  • The Portland City Council is deciding how to treat water from the Bull Run watershed. The options are an ultraviolet light treatment plant, estimated to cost $105 million, or a water filtration facility that could cost between $350 million and $500 million. The Portland Utility Board, a citizen advisory group, has recommended the more expensive filtration strategy — but what they say they really want is more time to consider the options. Board co-chair Allan Warman joins us to discuss the decision-making process.
 

  • In the wake of the violent attack that occurred on a Portland light-rail MAX train in May, TriMet has increased both armed and unarmed security presence on public transit. On Wednesday’s show we heard from rider advocacy group Bus Riders Unite about their call for a decrease in armed police presence. Today, we continue the discussion with TriMet’s Chief Operating Officer, Doug Kelsey.

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