Vol. 19, No. 9 • Mailed monthly to over 12, 400 homes in the Gateway & Parkrose Communities Free • JANUARY 2004
FEATURE ARTICLES Memo Calendar Memo Pad Business Memo's Loaves & Fishes Letters Home
Parkrose students ASPIRE to secondary education
Commission prescribes 75-foot height for 102nd Ave. development
A guide to winter wildlife watching
Tire guy helps community go around

About the MEMO
MEMO Archives
MEMO Advertising
MEMO Web Neighbors
MEMO Staff

© 2004 Mid-county MEMO
Terms & Conditions
The Mid-county MEMO is your newspaper. We want to hear from you. Discuss an important issue or address a concern you want to call to the community’s attention. We prefer e-mailed letters to the editor sent to Darlene Vinson, at editor@midcountymemo.com. Please put ‘letter to the editor’ in the subject line. You may also mail your letter to 3510 N.E. 134th Ave., Portland, OR 97230 or fax it to 503-249-7672.

Dear Editor,

I am a little concerned about your article on the chronic nuisance laws and what happened. In the article it was stated that the one residence occupied by Lawrence Forman was under suspicion for 3 years. Yet Mr. Forman stated he has only lived in the house of a little over a year. How can a subsequent tenant be held accountable for a problem created earlier?

Also, it seems to me that once Child Services came in and investigated the house and found nothing, that this would resolve several issues. There was no mention of charges ever being filed. If there were legitimate findings, it seems only logical that some type of police charges would have been filed.

My worry is that this is just another way of discrimination. I fear that if you are not liked or ‘fit in’ to your neighborhood, with this law, you may be made to leave. Even if charges are never founded if they keep calling the police on you, you will be labeled a chronic nuisance. It seems to me that nuisance is the neighborhood association that keeps calling the police on issues that are not being substantiated.

Marjorie Garcia
Memo Calendar | Memo Pad | Business Memo's | Loaves & Fishes | Letters | About the MEMO
MEMO Advertising | MEMO Archives | MEMO Web Neighbors | MEMO Staff | Home