Portland Police Community Survey

The Police Bureau began conducting its 2007 Community Survey on Friday, May 26.

The telephone survey of approximately 1,400 Portland residents is administered for the Police Bureau by Portland State University, and is expected to be concluded by June 30, 2007.

Information on the survey is posted on the Police Bureau’s Web site:


Please visit the site or call the Strategic Services Division at 503-823-0283 for additional

For those contacted for the survey, thank you for your participation!

— Captain Keith Morse, Strategic Services Division, Portland Police Bureau

Save money on stormwater bills and help clean up the river

If you contain the rain on your property, you can save money on your monthly City of Portland stormwater bill. When you disconnect your downspouts, build a swale or even if you have trees, stormwater soaks into the ground instead of running off your property. That’s good for rivers, streams and watersheds, and for your budget.

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Jury duty scam

Most of us take a summons for jury duty seriously. But enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous scam has surfaced.

The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks for your Social Security number and date of birth in order to verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant.  If you share this information, your identity may be stolen or compromised.

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Neighborhood History Book in the Works

Roy E. Roos, author of many neighborhood history articles over the last 9 years, is putting together a book on the history of Albina. The old town of Albina was inside today’s Eliot, Boise & King neighborhoods. There has only been a limited amount of history documented about the early days of Albina and there have only been a few old photographs found at the Oregon Historic Society. He previously authored the book “The History & Development of Portland’s Irvington Neighborhood” in 1997 and is targeting publishing his latest book in 2007.

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