PPS is suing a reporter and a parent to block release of documents that have already been ruled to be public records. Truly, this is government at its finest.
“Any man who believes he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian.” Henry Ford.
PPS has retained Miller Nash Graham & Dunn law firm to argue its position. Interim general counsel Stephanie Harper said she didn't have an estimate for what PPS might spend on litigation. "I can't predict what the cost may be," she said.
They seem to spend a lot of money on litigation. Now they're suing a parent and a reporter in hopes of preventing the release of documents requested under the FOIA. And they have a long and storied history of foot-dragging when it comes to responding to such requests.
PPS plans to once again ask for moar munny with a bond measure they'll put on the ballot during the next election. With luck, we'll have moved out of Portland by then. But in any case, since this is how they're spending what they get, it might be in the best interests of residents to vote it down.
They talk "transparency" all day long, even as they fight to keep their activities secret.