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Clackamas County, Crime Reports (2011)
Total Violent Crime:202
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:3
Forcible Rape:35
Robbery:96
Aggravated Assault:68
Total Property Crime:5,492
Burglary:891
Larceny Theft:4,228
Motor Vehicle Theft:373
Arson:22
Clackamas County, Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the County in 2010 375,992
Estimate of the County's total residency as of April 1, 2000338,387
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 201011%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 201037,601
April 1, 2000 complete count of Countywide resident population338,391
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age21,533
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age6%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age90,104
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 23%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older13%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older50,736
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents50%
County's white resident population recorded in 2010331,571
County's black resident population recorded in 20103,082
County's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 20103,122
County's Asian resident population recorded in 201013,729
County's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 2010867
Countywide 2010 resident population of two or more races11,865
Countywide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin29,138
Non Hispanic white resident population in 2010317,648
Countywide percentage of white residents in 201088%
Countywide percentage of black residents in 20101%
Countywide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20101%
Countywide percentage of Asian residents in 20104%
Countywide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Countywide percentage of Two or more races in 20103%
Countywide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 20108%
Countywide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201085%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Clackamas County
Births 20074,029
Deaths 20072,891
Infant death occurring within the County of persons one year of age or less in 200718
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200985

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Clackamas County Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the County from 2005 to 20098%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 200911%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200991%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200932%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 200933,317

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Clackamas County
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-200926
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009154,088
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 200917,137
Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200913%
Percentage of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 71%
Median value of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 $323,600
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200921%
Total number of households between 2005-2009140,370
Average size of households between 2005-20093

Clackamas County Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the County
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $31,753
2009 Countywide income of median households in Clackamas County$60,051
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 20099%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$16,492
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$43,965
Labor force of civilian workers in 2009201,036
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 200920,564
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 10
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 225,644
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 34,917
People employed by the government in 2007 17,820
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 20079,165,984
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200740,621
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 11,361
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 136,977
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 18%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 27,268
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 2007607,444

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Clackamas County
Total number of firms located in the County for the year 200737,016
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20071%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20073%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20073%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200729%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 5,668,235
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 20075,292,449
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 5,095,774
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 13,567

Land Valuation

Property value and Clackamas County territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 715
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 172,183
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms182,743
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year2,046,438
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year5,377
Size in square miles of land as of 20001,868
Population per square mile in the year 2010201
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Missing: TIANA WEED (OR)
TIANA WEED, Age Now: 12, Missing: 01/15/2004. Missing From PORTLAND, OR. Case Possible Location: , JP. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (Oregon) 1- 503-655-8211.
February 20 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1033807&seqNum=2

Missing: TAKODA WEED (OR)
TAKODA WEED, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/15/2004. Missing From PORTLAND, OR. Case Possible Location: , JP. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (Oregon) 1- 503-655-8211.
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Endangered Runaway: JASMINE MEIER (OR)
JASMINE MEIER, Age Now: 16, Missing: 11/04/2013. Missing From HAPPY VALLEY, OR. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (Oregon) 1-503-655-8211.
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Endangered Runaway: SAMANTHA DODSON (OR)
SAMANTHA DODSON, Age Now: 13, Missing: 12/03/2013. Missing From OREGON CITY, OR. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (Oregon) 1-503-655-8211.
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Endangered Runaway: MADISON INGERSOLL (OR)
MADISON INGERSOLL, Age Now: 15, Missing: 10/17/2013. Missing From CLACKAMAS, OR. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (Oregon) 1-503-655-8211.
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Endangered Runaway: NICOLLETTE FONVERGNE (OR)
NICOLLETTE FONVERGNE, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/08/2013. Missing From BORING, OR. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (Oregon) 1-503-655-8211.
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Clackamas County fires executive Mike Kuenzi, who wrongfully dismissed whistleblower
A recent series of articles in The Oregonian detailed allegations and findings against Kuenzi regarding contracting practices and potential violations of county rules and ethics standards. The county also intends to terminate a controversial contract with public relations firm Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, Krupp told The Oregonian. A Clackamas County official who fired a whistleblower lost his own job this week after a forensic auditor verified allegations made by the wrongfully discharged employee.So far, the case has cost Clackamas County more than $800,000.County Administrator Don Krupp said Wednesday that he is negotiating severance terms with Mike Kuenzi, head of the county’s wastewater department. A recent series of articles in The Oregonian detailed allegations and findings  regarding Kuenzi's contracting practices and potential violations of county rules and ethics standards. The county also intends to terminate a controversial contract with public relations firm Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, Krupp told The Oregonian.View full sizeMike KuenziClackamas County Phone calls to Kuenzi were not returned Wednesday.Kuenzi, who earns $141,037, was placed on paid administrative leave in March, after an arbitrator found that he wrongfully dismissed Dan Henninger, former technical services manager, on July 26, 2012. The arbitrator cited evidence to support some of Henninger’s allegations but noted that proof of wrongdoing was not necessary to reach a finding of wrongful dismissal. Krupp hired Darren Goodding, a Lake Oswego forensic accountant and fraud examiner, to investigate further. Using documents and sworn depositions from the arbitration, as well as follow-up interviews with interim WES Director Liz Garcia and other staff, Goodding substantiated problems identified by the whistleblower.Documents Arbitrator's ruling on wrongful dismissal Investigator's report on improper contractingTermination letter to Conkling Fiskum & McCormickGoodding’s investigation cost $6,570 as of March 31.On Wednesday, Krupp provided The Oregonian with an advance copy of Goodding’s report and in an exclusive interview discussed plans for reforming the department. “I’m very much interested in restoring the integrity of the department in the eyes of the community,” Krupp said.Goodding appeared to be particularly concerned that Kuenzi and his top staff failed to require a contracting checklist created after a Moss Adams auditor found that Kuenzi was awarding contracts to Conkling Fiskum & McCormick without competitive bidding. Liz Garcia, who now serves as interim WES director, previously told the auditor that the checklist would be implemented for all contracting as a way to fix the department’s sloppy reporting.“Given the contracts with CFM has been under scrutiny before, this lack of making sure that the County is getting the most value for the money spent is very troubling,” Goodding said in his report.Whistleblower firedIn depositions, Kuenzi contended that Henninger took too much time investigating whether a WES employee viewed pornography on county computers. A Oregon City police investigation of the same employee was inconclusive and the employee remains on the county payroll. Kuenzi said in a deposition that he learned the results of the investigation the day before he fired Henninger.Henninger, 54, contended he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns that Kuenzi awarded contracts without competitive bidding, split contracts to avoid board oversight and misrepresented a $300,000 expenditure in seeking approval from the county commissioners.Arbitrator Susan Eggum, a Lane Powell attorney who specializes in corporate and employment law, found that although Henninger could be faulted for taking months to investigate the employee's computer use, he was discharged 'in substantial part' for exposing contract issues. Under Oregon law and county policy, Henninger had an obligation to report suspected misuse of public money, Eggum found, and it is unlawful to fire an employee for performing an important public duty.The arbitrator dismissed the county's position that Kuenzi had a permissible reason to fire Henninger as 'unpersuasive.'Although the arbitration is handled outside the justice system, the order is legally binding. It followed months of investigation that produced hundreds of pages of documents, sworn testimony and hours of depositions.Immediately following the arbitrator’s ruling, county officials questioned Eggum’s conclusions and interpretation of the facts. The commissioners, though, support Krupp’s actions and accept the investigator’s findings.“We’re going to take our wounds and rise above that and make a better division known as WES out of that,” Ludlow said Wednesday. “There were obvious some mistakes on her part, and you know what, I won’t even count the ones on our side.”View full sizeDaniel Henninger was fired in 2012 from Water Environment Services of Clackamas County. An arbitrator found that he was wrongfully dismissed in retaliation for blowing the whistle on contracting practices. Faith Cathcart/The Oregonian Reforms implementedKrupp said he received Goodding’s report Sunday and immediately fired Kuenzi. He then notified the commissioners of his decision and announced it to WES staff Wednesday morning.“This has been a difficult period for all of us and particularly for WES employees,” Krupp said in an email to staff. “We are now moving forward to ensure that our citizens, ratepayers and the public receive the highest ethical and professional services from Clackamas County employees, departments and agencies.”Krupp is implementing the recommendations of Goodding, including requiring WES staff to follow the procedures they created about two years ago. Since the checklists for proper contracting were created, Goodding only found one instance in which they were used.Krupp is also appointing purchasing staff to WES, who will be supervised by the finance department. WES is the only county department to operate independently of purchasing staff, who help ensure the county is getting the best possible value from contracts and purchases.Now, purchasing staff and county attorneys will work with WES staff to select firms and enter into contracts.“There’s some things we need to be doing, and I want to get folks focused on doing these things differently,” Krupp said. Krupp also sent a letter to CFM saying that WES no longer needs the firm’s services. In an interview with The Oregonian, Krupp stressed that his decision was based on the fact that the contract was sole-source, and the county’s communications staff can handle the work that CFM performed.“The District is appreciative of the services CFM provided over the years. Should the opportunity arise in the future, CFM is welcome to participate in the county’s contractual procurement process,” Krupp wrote in the termination letter.WES LeadershipKrupp said he plans to launch a competitive national search to replace Kuenzi, a process that could take six months to a year.He is currently negotiating an agreement with Oak Lodge Sanitary District, an independent special district that serves part of northern Clackamas County, to provide executive management in the meantime. General Manager Michael Read and his staff would work with WES staff to keep the county district operating day-to-day.That kind of arrangement requires an intergovernmental agreement between the county commissioners and the Oak Lodge’s board, so the details are still being negotiated to ensure the county receives enough time and support from Read’s staff.Liz Garcia, who became interim director once Kuenzi began paid administrative leave, will continue to lead the department while the agreements are finalized.  -- Molly Harbarger
Happening April 23 2014 - Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2014/04/clackamas_county_fires_executi.html

With costs ballooning, Lake Oswego School Board seeks more funding for Lakeridge stadium upgrades
To meet the rising costs, the board will need to look at alternative financing options. When the Lake Oswego School Board heard the cost of upgrades to the Lakeridge High School stadium last fall, the project was estimated at $1.5 million. But as details of the design have become clearer, that estimate has ballooned to $2.2 million, according to the district. Now, the board is looking to lower costs, while some members are questioning the neccesity of the project. At a school board meeting on Monday, Superintendent Bill Korach apologized for the higher-than-anticipated costs. “We did not get estimates that were very close initially to where we are now,” he said, which now puts the board in a tough position. The project, which would add 50 percent more permanent seating and a rain canopy to the stadium, was to be paid for with several years of construction excise tax revenue, which is set aside for capital improvements in the district. About $1 million in revenue is expected to be available by the end of 2015. The district put the project out to bid last month and received bids from two firms. Work on the project is set to begin in June and conclude in September.But to meet the rising costs, the board will need to look at alternative financing options, said district finance director Stuart Ketzler. Board member John Wendland said though he supports the project, he questions why critical repairs and improvements at other schools need to be put off until a bond is passed, but alternative financing options can be used for the stadium project.“We’re considering a different type of funding for a project that’s on the list of priorities,” Wendland said, “and we’re moving it to the very top of the list.” During public testimony, Lake Oswego resident Shon DeVries pushed the board to go forward with the project, saying the upgrades are a chance to make Lakeridge equal to other schools. “Every other stadium in the league has a covered home section,” he said, adding that even the other “half of the lake has a much nicer facility.”Several board members suggested the district put the project back out to bid without some of the alternatives, in hopes of lowering the cost. But rebidding the project is risky, Ketzler said, because the bids could come back higher than before. “You risk losing the low bid,” he said.After more than an hour of discussion, the board voted 4 to 1 to direct staff to begin an expedited rebid of the project and look at financing options, as well as increased fundraising. The board will discuss the issue again on May 5. -- Michael Bamesberger
Happening April 23 2014 - Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/lake-oswego/index.ssf/2014/04/with_costs_ballooning_lake_osw.html

Former oncologist claims Kaiser Permanente pushed profits over patient care, files $7 million lawsu
The lawsuit claims oncologists were told to cram two hours of patient care into one-hour visits. A former oncologist at Kaiser Permanente is suing the health care company for $7 million, claiming she had no choice but to quit her job after complaining the organization was maximizing profits to the detriment of cancer patients.Dr. Jennifer Lycette claims quality of care took a nosedive when Northwest Permanente Medical Group hired Jeffrey Weisz as its president and executive medical director in 2011. Weisz had previously worked for Kaiser in Southern California.'During Dr. Weisz's tenure (in California), he established a reputation as a ruthless administrator who found ways to minimize payrolls by shrinking staff while patient loads skyrocketed, often leaving the remaining staff members trying to cope with impossible patient demands which ultimately harmed Kaiser's patients,' reads Lycette's lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.In an email statement, Kaiser spokesman Michael Foley said, 'The care needs of our members, patients, and customers come first. Allegations that claim otherwise are not supported by fact.'We're reviewing the lawsuit that was filed,' he addied, 'and will address its inaccurate allegations through the judicial process.' The suit was filed by Lake Oswego attorney Roderick Boutin.Lycette's suits claims that during a November 2012 meeting, Weisz ordered Kaiser's Portland oncologists to cram an initial consultation and bone-marrow biopsy of patients -- something that should take two to 2.5 hours and be done over two visits -- into one, 60-minute visit. Lycette’s suit states pain medication that must be taken orally takes 30 to 60 minutes to kick in, so a 60-minute visit would leave patients rushed and in pain.Lycette 'openly and respectfully voiced her concerns,' and Weisz responded by shouting at Lycette in 'a very angry and threatening manner,' her suit states.Lycette's suit also claims she complained in April 2012 to the then-chief of medical oncology, Nagendra Tirumali, about understaffing. She says patients were struggling to schedule appointments and some chemotherapy patients were only seeing their regular oncologist every two or three months.Tirumali responded that Lycette was being “emotional,” according to a copy of an email attached to the suit. Lycette’s suit characterizes Tirumali's response as a 'veiled attack' on her gender. Her suit states she later asked Tirumali whether he would have accused a man of being 'emotional' over the issue of understaffing.Lycette, 40, worked for Kaiser for about seven years -- from 2006 until she resigned in spring 2013 -- at its Interstate medical offices in North Portland and Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, according to her suit. Her suit states she had the highest patient satisfaction rating, 89 percent, in her department.Lycette’s suit alleges that before taking the job in 2006, she asked several Kaiser doctors if they thought they could care for patients without feeling that financial overhead compromised care. They assured her they could, the suit states.Lycette’s suit states, however, that she became troubled by new Kaiser policies after Weisz was brought in. Among her other complaints, her suit alleges she expressed concerns about a ban on referring patients to non-Kaiser specialists or clinical trials outside of Kaiser -- even though doing so would be in the best interests of patients.She resigned in April 2013, because of her oath to do no harm and her belief that Kaiser policies were 'making patients suffer,' her suit states.According to the website for Oregon Health & Science University, Lycette relocated to Astoria and is now working at OHSU's Cancer Care Center at Columbia Memorial Hospital.Lycette is seeking $2 million in economic damages and $5 million in non-economic damages.-- Aimee Green
Happening April 23 2014 - Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/04/former_oncologist_claims_kaise.html

Investigator finds impropriety in former Clackamas County sewer director's contract practices
The Oregonian reported that it appeared Kuenzi improperly awarded contracts without competitive bidding, split contracts to avoid board oversight and misrepresented the reasons for a contract amendment to the board. The Oregonian based these investigations on independent review of documents, depositions and interviews.Investigator Darren Goodding found several issues, backing up The Oregonian's findings. Investigator Darren Goodding found several issues with former Clackamas County sewer department head Mike Kuenzi’s contracting practices.Kuenzi was fired after County Administrator Don Krupp received Goodding’s investigation Sunday. Krupp also is terminating the remaining contract with a public relations firm at the center of the controversy.The Oregonian reported that it appeared Kuenzi improperly awarded contracts without competitive bidding, split contracts to avoid board oversight and misrepresented the reasons for a contract amendment to the board. The Oregonian based these investigations on independent review of documents, depositions and interviews.Goodding’s report backed up many of the The Oregonian’s findings.CFM contractsThe Oregonian reported that a Nancy Young, who leads fraud investigations and forensic accounting for the private regional accounting firm of Moss Adams, followed an anonymous tip in 2011 during the county’s annual audit that led her to conclude that WES Director Mike Kuenzi improperly handed out four contracts to the public relations firm. She found no fault with CFM.From the story: In her December 2011 audit report to county officials, Young pointed out that Kuenzi gave CFM four contracts, totaling $414,000, with no competitive bidding. Furthermore, there was no documentation to justify the exclusive awards, known as sole source contracts. “The contractor does not meet the requirements as a sole-source provider,” Young wrote in her audit.When asked for required written justification, Kuenzi responded with a cursory explanation. “The contract was awarded as a sole source contract based on the previously developed trust between CFM and the City’s staff and elected officials during the regional partnership discussions.”Goodding said in his report that Kuenzi was probably following the rules, but questioned the ethics of awarding the contracts the way he did.From the report: “When looking at public procurement, one must not only consider that the rules allow, but must also consider what is ethical and what is truly in the best interest of the County. Given the findings of the Moss Adams audit, was it really in the best interest of the County to continue to award retainer contracts to CFM without any competition or even checking the marketplace?”“While technically acceptable under the LCRB rules, the type of work being conducted and the long time frame lended itself to having it put out on a Request for Proposal (RFP) instead of continuing to do a yearly retainer contract. This at least ensures that the contracting agency is checking the marketplace and assuring the taxpayers that they are getting the best value for their money.”Elsewhere, he wrote: “Given the contracts with CFM has been under scrutiny before, this lack of making sure that the County is getting the most value for the money spent is very troubling.”Later, Kuenzi told the county attorney assigned to oversee WES’s legal matters to stay out of the contracting process. Storey said in a deposition that Kuenzi’s decision made him nervous.From the story: WES county attorney Chris Storey confronted Kuenzi about the multiple sole-source contracts but never reported his unease with the practice to his superiors.As a department head, Kuenzi is authorized to award contracts on his own authority up to $150,000. Sole-source county contracts are legal, but only in special circumstances, typically in an emergency or when only one company provides a necessary service or expertise.Goodding said excluding Storey from the process was a breach of local contract review board rules.From the report: “The decision of Director Kuenzi to run his own procurement process for the CFM contracts and excluding the Assistant County Counsel from the process was a serious breach of protocol,” Goodding wrote. “I would argue that the Assistant County Counsel should have monitored the selection process because that is part of following the contracting rules and excluding them from the process would constitute a violation of the LCRB rules.”He examined the current CFM contract and found that it was also entered into without proper documentation or an internal checklist created to make sure contracts are properly awarded.From the report: “I was also surprised to not find any other documentation with the most recent CFM retainer contract other than the contract itself and the ½ page explanation memo.'Goodding then found that WES does not have a mechanism or staff member to determine whether Norm Eder, who works for WES through CFM, is properly billing his time spent on WES projects, or whether the time is producing the desired result.From the report: “Both Liz Garcia and Doug Waugh admitted that there are no formal metrics in place to measure performance and outcomes on the CFM or other retainer contracts,” Goodding wrote.HDR contract amendmentThe Oregonian reported that Kuenzi settled a contract amendment dispute with an engineering design firm over lunch with a friend who worked at the firm.From the story: On Nov. 22, 2011, Kuenzi, the head of Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services Department, sent an email under the subject line “Flying” to Randy Goff, then with the Portland design engineering company HDR. Kuenzi had offered to fly Goff’s daughter up from Eugene, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. Goff responded on Nov. 26, thanking Kuenzi for the offer and raising a contract issue between his company and the county.On Dec. 15, Kuenzi wrote to Goff under the same subject line, inviting the HDR engineer to buy a share in the plane he was planning to buy.The plane partnership never materialized, but Kuenzi and Goff did follow through on the contract issue, resulting in a controversial payment to HDR of $300,000.Goodding said that because Goff was not the person appointed to represent HDR’s interests on the matter, Kuenzi appeared to have a conflict. Then, his lack of documentation of the lunch when they hashed out the payment reinforced that appearance.From the report: “Not only was Randy Goff not the HDR contract representative on this project, there are e-mails that were presented during the arbitration which suggest the appearance of a too close relationship between Kuenzi and Goff. In addition, if there were any assumptions or concerns that HDR was considering litigation over this issue and might have played a part in reaching this amount, I did not find any evidence to support that,” Goodding wrote.Kuenzi then told his staff to go forward with the settlement over several objections, and claims that Kuenzi was purposely misrepresenting what the $300,000 payment was for when he placed it on the consent agenda for the commissioners to approve.From the story: Project Manager Dewayne Kliewer expressed reservations about the contract amendment and the resolution presented to the board because the county appeared to be paying a second time for work that should have been covered by the original contract. He noted that whole paragraphs included in the original scope of work were repeated in the justification asking for additional money.“I recognize and support the authority of those in position above me to resolve issues as they deem best,” Kliewer said in a March 24, 2012, email. “I just want to make sure all are adequately informed of the contributing factors, so that they aren’t surprised by anything unexpected coming up at the board level or by auditors that might be difficult to answer.”The language submitted to the board made no mention of $150,000 to settle a litigation risk.Goodding didn’t decide whether there was a misrepresentation, but said that Kuenzi shouldn’t have taken the course of action he did, anway.From the report: “Kuenzi may have had authority as agency director, but he misused that authority by entering into this agreement over the objections of staff,” Goodding said in his report. “Given the situation, it would have been appropriate to have disclosed the full details to the Board of Commissioners instead of allowing the approval of this contract amendment to be on the consent agenda.” -- Molly Harbarger
Happening April 23 2014 - Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2014/04/investigator_finds_impropriety.html

Clackamas Community College business classes support Goodwill Industries managers
Goodwill managers will receive free business training thanks a ActOn grant and Clackamas Community College. Clackamas Community College is providing business classes to 29 managers at Goodwill Industries store in Salem. The classes, offered by the college’s ActOn Retail grant staff, will prepare the Goodwill employees to earn a Retail Management certificate at Clackamas Community College, aimed at increasing professionalism and opportunity. Paul Moredock, director of the ActOn grant at Clackamas Community College, has been working with Goodwill for several months to develop the partnership and coursework for the employees. “The retail management certificate fits well with the mission and goals of Goodwill Industries,” he said. Students in the Goodwill class are taking Business Administration 285, Human Relations in Business. The class is in a hybrid format. A Clackamas Community College instructor teaches at Goodwill once a week for two hours, and students study in an online format for the other instructional portion. In addition, the ActOn grant staff provides support to the students through individual career coaching. Once the students finish the initial course, Clackamas Community College will work with Goodwill to provide each of the nine classes in the certificate program. Additional groups of students are planned for Goodwill employees in Vancouver, Washington, and Wilsonville.Clackamas Community College developed a retail management certificate program several years ago to meet the needs of the industry in Clackamas County and surrounding areas. The federal ActOn grant provides additional support and resources to advance the program to both incumbent workers in the industry and to connect business students with opportunities in the retail sector. Salaries for retail managers in the region start at about $43,000 annually. Goodwill’s mission is to help people with barriers to employment connect to work or grow in the job they already have. “This class elevates our employee confidence and professional service our shoppers deserve,” said Terry Gillette, Career Center information and systems program manager, at Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette. “The program was affordable, the curriculum was on track, and it’s time efficient.” For more information about the ActOn Retail grant at Clackamas Community College, contact Paul Moredock at 503-594-6186 or paulm@clackamas.edu. -- Janet Paulson, public information officer, Clackamas Community College
Happening April 23 2014 - Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2014/04/clackamas_community_college_cl.html

Clackamas County Public Safety Reports: April 2-20
Thefts, burglaries and other bad guy crimes. To see an interactive map of recent crimes in Clackamas County, go to www.clackamas.us/sheriff/pmapdisclaimer.htmlCANBYApril 2 – A vehicle was vandalized in the 1600 block of Northeast 10th Place.April 8 – A bicycle was taken from the garage of a home in the 1800 block of North Teakwood Street.April 9 – A wallet was taken at a business in the 100 block of Southwest First Avenue. DAMASCUSApril 14 – A theft was reported in the 9000 block of Southeast 242nd Avenue. GLADSTONEApril 14 – A theft was reported in the 500 block of Portland Avenue.April 15 – A burglary was reported in the 300 block of West Clackamas Boulevard.April 16 – A theft was reported in the 19700 block of River Road.April 19 – A theft was reported in the 600 block of Stonehill Street. HAPPY VALLEYApril 18 – A theft was reported in the 13000 block of Southeast Fawn Drive.April 20 – A theft was reported in the 13000 block of Southeast Ridgecrest Road. MILWAUKIEApril 8 – A vehicle was stolen in the 10600 block of Southeast 34th Avenue.April 9 – A radar detector was taken from a vehicle parked in the 4900 block of Southeast International Way.April 10 – A vehicle was stolen in the 9700 block of Southeast 43rd Avenue.April 11 – An outboard motor was taken in the 10900 block of Southeast 37th Avenue.April 12 – A phone was taken from a business in the 9000 block of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard.April 13 – Cash was taken from a home in the 2500 block of Southeast Harrison Street.April 14 – A home was broken into in the 9500 block of Southeast 42nd Avenue. OREGON CITYApril 14 – A theft was reported in the 500 block of Jackson Street.April 15 – A theft was reported in the 800 block of Main Street.April 15 – A burglary was reported in the 100 block of Beverly Drive.April 16 – A theft was reported in the 19200 block of Leland Road.April 17 – A theft was reported in the 200 block of Park Drive.April 17 – A burglary was reported in the 500 block of 10th Street.April 18 – A theft was reported in the 13100 block of Millenium Way.April 18 – A theft was reported in the 1100 block of Molalla Avenue.April 20 – A theft was reported in the 15100 block of Holcomb Boulevard.April 20 – A theft was reported in the 14100 block of Beavercreek Road. CLACKAMAS/SUNNYSIDEApril 18 – A burglary was reported in the 14200 block of Southeast Charjan Street.April 19 – A theft was reported in the 16300 block of Southeast 82nd Drive.
Happening April 23 2014 - Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2014/04/clackamas_county_public_safety_168.html

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Oregon police catch a thief thanks to pepper-bacon hamburger
Detectives also recovered a stolen car, and it's all because a man from West Linn had a craving.
April 20 2014 - Source: http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Oregon-police-catch-a-thief-thanks-to-pepper-bacon-hamburger-255952941.html

Detaining of immigrant violates Constitution, Oregon judge says
Local law-enforcement officials are not obligated to honor requests from immigration authorities to keep a person in custody after they are eligible for release on the local charges, a federal court has ruled.
April 17 2014 - Source: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2023401834_immigrationdetainersxml.html?syndication=rss

AT&T cell tower proposal appealed
Clackamas County’s recent approval of an AT&T cell phone tower just outside of Oregon City has met with a bevy of backlash from homeowners surrounding the would-be 150-foot structure. Neighbors are concerned the tower would tarnish an otherwise beautiful farm-haven, subject them to health effects caused by radiation exposure and ...
April 16 2014 - Source: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/217139-76958-at-and-t-cell-tower-proposal-appealed

Damascus hires new pro tem city manager
Councilor Mel O'Brien resigns, cites work pressures The Damascus City Council hired a new city manager at its meeting Tuesday, April 7, and one of its councilors, Mel O’Brien, resigned. Public Works Program Manager Dan O’Dell said that after current City Manager Matt Zook, who was formerly finance director, ...
April 11 2014 - Source: http://portlandtribune.com/go/42-news/216934-76698-damascus-hires-new-pro-tem-city-manager

Reward up to $16,000 to track down murder suspect Dirck White
Dirck White, 41, is accused of shooting and killing Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter  on Highway 224 near Boring in February.  
April 09 2014 - Source: http://www.kptv.com/story/25208433/reward-up-to-16000-to-track-down-murder-suspect-dirck-white

Auto theft investigation leads police to west Vancouver residences
Portland police served search warrants Tuesday at two west Vancouver houses as part of an ongoing investigation into auto thefts in the Portland metro area
April 08 2014 - Source: http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/apr/08/auto-theft-investigation-leads-police-to-west-vanc/

 

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