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PRIORITY REASONS AS TO WHY THE PFZ SHOULD BE REINSTATED (UNDER EMERGENCY STATUS):

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The research that the Mayor cited when lifting the ordinance did not even mention prostitution in the entire 18 pg doc it was lumped with the issues surrounding the DFZ http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?a=169712&c=46244

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According to the Neighborhood Response TEAM (NRT) back on 7/23/08- calls regarding prostitution have quadrupled since last year this time. Cause & Effect - Zone is gone = crime has grown considerably & formed deep roots

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We the citizens around 82nd Ave are having our safety compromised each & every day (read our blog to hear comments from your neighbors: how neighborhood women are now being harassed, neighborhood young girls are being propositioned in daylight by johns that circle and speed through our streets.

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Crime from all over is now coming to 82nd Ave – it is well documented that the women are being trafficked from Seattle, LA and beyond to work on the avenue due to our laxed laws. In addition, johns from all over the State & WA state are coming to our neighborhoods – we have taken on both States’ issues..

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Until the city’s “real solutions” are in effect & working, we need to immediately stem the crime that has taken over our communities to bring back the safety & livability of the neighborhoods & their residents.

As of today, Thursday Sept. 10, 2008, it has been 345 days since our City Leaders abandoned the PFZ. Since that time we as a community, several neighborhoods that all border and radiate outward from 82nd Avenue, have had to become better educated on the many layers to the crime of prostitution and specifically to the misconceptions regarding the Prostitution Free Zone Ordinance (PFZ). We recognize & so does Chief Rosie Sizer and her officers that are out there everyday, that the PFZ is one vital tool that needs to be added back, in addition to the proposal we will be presented with today. The PFZ is a critical tool that stops the crime from forming major roots & taking over our neighborhoods. Unfortunately that is exactly what has happened to our neighborhoods, in a very short time since the PFZ was left to sunset nearly 1 year ago (September 30, 2007). Organized crime has blatantly moved in and his turning our streets into their turf war. Since the PFZ was lifted the safety of our community, our families, especially our neighborhood women and young girls – all have been severely affected. Prostitution Free Zones do not solve the problem of prostitution. Nor are they suppose to, they do help citizens reclaim their neighborhoods, however, and that in itself is a solution to the problems plaguing many in our city. If making an area safer and more livable isn’t the purpose of these ordinances, we don't know what is. If years of experience and statistics aren't showing that this ordinance helped to keep this problem in check in areas where they'd otherwise run rampant, we all know tto well that this is true, since we as residents are currently in the crossfire of this new turf war because the zone is simply now gone. We eagerly wait to hear about the City’s new proposal and we hope that it provides viable options for these women, we also hope at the heart of the City’s plan is targeted and consistent enforcement & judicial action against “the demand” - the johns. The goal of these zones is to do the next best thing to rehabilitation of the offender, which is rehabilitation of the area. If these people are going to choose to engage in these activities, they're going to do it somewhere. But, where their actions so adversely affect innocent people, at least they can be discouraged from engaging in them in open and public areas. “The PFZ didn't rid the city of the world's oldest profession. It didn't address, or pretend to address, the root causes of the problem. It did, however, alleviate the distress, blight and violence that goes hand in hand with the crime.” _ The Oregonian, Aug, 22, 2008 Montavilla In Action has 2 very important upcoming events (please see attached press release): nd - March to Take Back Our Streets - Reclaim 82 Ave – Sat. September 20, 2008 @11am (details on attached flyer) - Presentation of our Petition to Reinstate the Prostitution Free Zone to City Council – to commemorate with the 1 year anniversary of the PFZ’s abandonment. (details on press release).

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>>>RECENT PFZ TIMELINE IN PORTLAND Fall 1987 – Overlook Neighborhood Forum – over 500 residents attend, angry over rampant prostitution problem. – Residents began the city’s first official citizen foot patrol in the area. Motel owners agreed to new restrictions on room occupancy designed to exclude prostitution from the rooms. The city passed an ordinance that enabled police to tow johns’ cars, and this new tool was widely publicized in local media. Finally, on the police side, the PPB added a foot patrol to the area and agreed to conduct monthly inspections of motels to help ensure that they complied with their end of the agreement. The effort proceeded slowly at first, but within twelve months the area saw a dramatic reduction in prostitution, and the Overlook group was very satisfied with the police response. Dec 15, 2005 – City had a Community Meeting to discuss Drug Free Zone (DFZ) /Prostitution Free Zone (PFZ ) at Vestal High School – focus was on DFZ – City chose to renew both the DFZ & PFZ with revisions. March 2006 – City Council agreed to renew DFZ & PFZ for 1 more year, with the provision of having an oversight committee. March 2007 - The committee wasn't formed until just weeks before the zone was set to expire. April 11, 2007 - Mayor Potter’s office asked for another six-month extension, a unanimous city council agreed, but only if the committee was restructured and finally got to work. May 24, 2007 - Maria Rubio, Potter's public safety advisor, emailed the committee members letting them know that the committee was going to be reformed—yet, instead of forming a new committee, it was disbanded completely, & the work of analyzing the exclusion data was given to one person: private consultant John Campbell. Instead of a broad committee of community members examining the law, Campbell alone would be analyzing the data & then giving it to city council. July 30, 2007 - Campbell received the contract from the mayor's office to do the DFZ work on this day, 2 months before the expiration date of the zones. September 30, 2007 - Mayor Potter & the City Of Portland allowed the DFZ & the PFZ ordinances to sunset after determining both laws have not been effective in eliminating the drug addiction that drives these crimes. However all of the data & research that was conducted to come to this conclusion was centered only on the disparity in how the Drug Free Zone law had been enforced, no research was conducted focusing on the effectiveness of the Prostitution Free Zone and it was lifted in conjunction with the Drug Free Zone. (**18 page report and not one mention of “prostitution” in the entire document) **http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?a=169712&c=46244

July 2008 – SE Precinct - Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) reported that calls for police services concerning prostitution along 82nd Ave have quadrupled from this time last year. Aug 15, 2008 – Known & convicted 19 year old prostitute stabs to death a competing pimp from out of state, at 8pm on a neighborhood street – “turf war”. How many more retaliations will happen on our streets. Sept 11, 2008 – Nearly 1 year after allowing the Prostitution Free Zone to sunset, Mayor Potter & City Leaders will finally discuss the City’s proposal to the community. A community that has seen & experienced how quickly crime has dramatically increased, formed major roots, divided up OUR streets into their turf war of organized crime, where now neighborhood women & young girls cannot even walk alone – since johns are harassing them – since if you are lone female you must be a prostitute. Sept 2009 – Max – I-205 Extension opens up in vicinity of 82nd Avenue.

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>>>NEIGHBORHOOD STORIES: We have been out all summer talking to our neighbors and meeting new ones. We have heard many, many disheartening stories on how the blatant increase in crime has affected them & their families’ safety and livability daily. Here are just a few… One young mother we recently met - who doesn't have the luxury of a car and must walk along 82nd Avenue get her groceries and when doing so with her 3 young children men in cars are propositioning her in front of her kids - just because she is walking along on 82nd Ave. as a lone woman during the day. She said this has never happened to her in previous years, just this summer. She feels like men are now checking her out and propositioning her & she is a target. She does not feel safe anymore and this has all happened in the last year. She doesn't want to move out of her apartment nor does she have the money to move or pay another security deposit, but she fears for her safety and for her children’s'. A new business that recently opened up on SE Stark repeatedly has had her delivery drivers blatantly propositioned by prostitutes. Now after being open for a 1 month she (the business owner) is being harassed by men as comes & go from her store. A mother we met said her 2 young daughters, whom we also met – ages 11 & 14 are now being harassed by men/johns. These girls are so young and look very young too. This never happened in previous years said their mother. Their mother will not allow them to walk alone anymore. She is disgusted at what has happened to her neighborhood in a very short time. She wants to move. Neighbors on SE Hawthorne constantly have johns speeding down and around their blocks as they loop around “like sharks” looking for prostitutes - all hours of the day and night. They are disgusted & fear for their safety. Some suggest making the east end of their street a dead-end so no cars, including their own, can enter or exit onto the Avenue of Roses. A father was driving around 7pm on a week night – saw a women crossing at a stop sign on SE 82nd – he waited for her to cross, she took that as a sign & proceeded over to his car & tried to get in, with his young children in the back seat. It’s blatant, so many neighborhood men & boys are being blatantly propositioned. Homeowners in the Mount Tabor Area have to constantly chase prostitutes in johns’ cars outside of their houses all hours of the day & night. The prostitutes are usually on the way to take the johns into Mount Tabor Park, but the john is usually high or drunk and pull over and they engage in their crime in front of peoples houses. They then discard their condoms right in front of the houses on the streets & sidewalks. People are disgusted, angry & live on edge because they are always listening for the johns cars pulling up & stopping. An employee of a relatively new neighborhood restaurant reports that the restaurant owner would like to have sidewalk seating on the east side of their property. However, the owner is reluctant to do this because of the small multifamily complex not far away that is now a magnet for prostitution - and drugrelated activity, foot traffic. A female neighborhood homeowner reports that her dogs regularly pick up and play with discarded condoms which litter one neighborhood “hot-spot” a city park. Other residents have reported that their young children have picked up and played with the discarded “items”. This aspect of the problem demonstrates a different facet of the problem that prostitution creates – a public health threat. An employee of a construction engineering firm downtown shared with neighbors an interesting businessrelated story the other day. He stated that representatives of more than one property development firm have come to Portland to meet with him regarding potential investment downtown. After seeing the prostitution activity on 82nd Avenue, these representatives shared with him that the prostitution activity was a big part of their decision not to invest in Portland.

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>>>TALKING POINTS (PG1): Please help us, now 1 year later. In less than a year after the City let the PFZ expire, we have seen the crime of prostitution grow major roots in our neighborhoods and affect our daily safety: our neighbors' young daughters and granddaughters are now targets by the johns, neighborhood women don't feel safe to walk alone, they too are being propositioned by johns, our schools yards & parks are littered with used condoms, we are constantly chasing away prostitutes & johns parked in front of our houses at all hours of the day & night. We have also seen a fatality due to a turf war, how many more acts of retaliation will continue to follow? PFZ was lifted, not one mention of the word "prostitution" in the 18 page report issued/cited last Sept. 2007. The PFZ was lifted in conjunction with the Drug Free Zone (DFZ) ordinance last Sept 2007. Mayor Potter cited an 18 page research report that he based the sunsetting of both the DFZ & PFZ and if you do a search in that entire 18 page research paper there was NOT one mention of the word "prostitution" in it . We urge you to please re-read that report: http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?a=169712&c=46244 This to us is at the heart of the problem that both zones ordinances were lumped together – a CRITICAL MISTAKE. PFZ should not be lumped with the DFZ – Drug crimes & prostitution are very different. DFZ may have relied on profiling, but PFZ is enforced very differently - the neighborhood officers unfortunately know these women by name/face and they are repeat offenders. So it was enforced very differently then the DFZ. Their visibility was a liability to them when the PFZ was in effect and was a major deterrent. Even in the Mayor's statement on the link above this was the only mention of the PFZ: "In addition to the Drug Free Zone ordinance, the Prostitution Free Zone law also will sunset." Also many of these women are not addicted to drugs, it is down to economics for some, what skills, training program do you have in place to give these women options that will lead to decent wages? The City should not treat drugs & prostitution in the same way, this is a critical mistake. City's New Probation Plan - why reinvent the wheel? We have read that the city is now looking at a different model of enforcement "probation" & setting up 14 beds for prostitutes. Last year we heard that they were setting up “real solutions” in answer to the removal of the PFZ. We are still waiting on those real solutions 1 yr later. When will the city actually evaluate the PFZ (based on previous years)? Compared to the current crime stats based on the PFZ now being gone – we see a blatant cause & effect – how does the City not see this? Portland does not need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to dealing with this particular crime - we should look to our fellow cities: Seattle, San Francisco, etc – what tools are they using? This is not a new problem and many cities have tried various tools, what/who can we learn from & use that is already proven to be successful? (We have links on our blog to what other cities are doing) PLEASE look to our neighbor – Seattle. Seattle in particular is one city that we should look to. That took our ordinance & added stronger, consistent convictions and they have had some very positive results with essentially the PFZ and additional tools, all integrated and working together. They even target & have an enforcement process for motel prostitution. So once you clean up street level prostitution, the city of Seattle had the foresight that it would move inside and began the process dealing specifically to motels, as well as online now too. The crime changes and we as a City need to react by relying & collaborating with other cities for help on ideas. Displacement: We as a city need to react quicker - look at how quickly crime - the pimps, took over this area since the ordinance was dropped last September! The city needs to start realizing patterns so we are just not pushing this around or letting it reach such a critical & unsafe level again. John Campbell, whose study the city used when lifting the Zones, has said in one public address, referring to the “moving-the-problem criticism”, he said that such crimes are “a plant, not a rock. By that I mean, the one thing they don’t do is stay the same. If you leave it alone, it will take root and grow. If you uproot it, you will at least stunt its growth.” The Johns What is planned by the City to target the demand/the johns? Our neighborhoods are being overrun by johns from all over Oregon and Washington State. “Our” problem is truly everyone’s problem and should not be tolerated. If the johns knew there was going to be tougher laws would that help as a deterrent? We think so. An organized media blast/campaign of the City’s new “No Tolerance Policy on johns”: higher & consistent impound fees/ policy - if dual names are on the car title (usually the wife) both have to get the car out of impound (or notary), posting johns online/newspapers (it’s public record: over 280 US cities do this), what if the johns have to do work crew - pick up the used condoms in our school yards, parks, or in the parking lot of businesses and churches, literally clean up 82nd , john schools – have them pay a substantial fine it goes towards prostitution outreach programs.

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>>>TALKING POINTS (PG2):

Mayor Elect – Sam Adams please keep Police Bureau under your Leadership We realize that Sam Adams originally asked Randy Leonard to head up a Public Safety review/ report and that potentially Sam wants the Police Bureau to report into a Council member starting in the new year when he is Mayor to free up his focus. This may be "okay" if the Council person had specific Police experience. Mr. Leonard does not and we realize his controversial history/decisions here in Portland as well as the current issues & controversy within the Bureau he oversees - the Water Bureau. http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=121382485900674200 Mr. Leonard should spend his focus on this most pressing issue in his own group. Sam Adams should seek finding a qualified member of the City Leaders to oversee the Police Bureau if that still is his plan. Rosie not Randy We also ask that Mayor Potter truly give Chief Rosie Sizer an equal voice and time to prove the effectiveness of her short stint thus far. Same goes for Mayor-Elect Sam Adams. The Chief asked to have the PFZ reinstated last month, why was that recommendation not carefully reviewed. Considering the City realizes it never delved into the PFZ at all. The Mayor even criticized Randy Leonard’s recent draft on the Police Bureau. Most of the statements Mr. Leonard made about our Police Bureau does not represent at all the dedicated men & women that help us each and every day. No city is a success and thrives without a strong and equal present Police Department. It is our neighborhood officers that we deal with daily and we are so very grateful to their dedication and passion to our safety and livability. The City needs to provide adequate tools for them to be effective – the PFZ is one tool that should be added to these additional proposals we are to hear about.

Please we CANNOT have 2 years of this. We realize that all of these stings and missions that are currently being done cannot continue due to funding. We also know that the rainy season will be here soon enough, and we will hibernate hoping all is working on your end with this new proposal. That it will take time, funds & buy in on many levels. We as residents cannot wait yet another year - 2009, 2010 and then see that we and our fellow neighbors are still victims of this crime. Come spring time 2009 we do not want to be in the same situation with the issues of crime and prostitution prevalent in our neighborhoods - coupled with the new Max line extension/ I-205 - opening up next Sept. 2009. Thank you. We thank you for all of your efforts – but once again we truly stress that the Prostitution Free Zone was unfairly abandoned without any research. It is a very different type of enforcement than the Drug Free Zone and the racial stats are not there. We have taken to the streets this summer, spent many hours away from our families and personal events, out attending meetings and gathering signatures, because we realize this was a critical mistake that has to be corrected. We have to save our neighborhood. It is this new element of organized crime that has quickly moved in since the PFZ was lifted, that is now blatantly testing us as a neighborhood and as a City to see how much we can take. WELL WE CANNOT TAKE ANYMORE. PLEASE CORRECT THE MISTAKE & REINSTATE THE PROSTITUTION FREE ZONE, IN ADDITION TO YOUR PROPOSAL THAT YOU ARE PRESENTING TODAY. THANK YOU, MONTAVILLA IN ACTION.

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>>>PRESS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 2 EVENTS: 1). “March to Take Back Our Streets / Reclaim 82nd Avenue” – on Saturday September 20, 2008 Residents unite & “take back their streets” after the Prostitution Free Zone (PFZ) was abandoned 1 year ago on Sept. 30, 2007 PORTLAND, OREGON (September 9, 2008) -- Residents of the collective SE & NE Portland neighborhoods bordering 82nd Avenue are having a family-friendly “March to Take Back Our Streets” on Saturday September 20, 2008. Residents have both seen and experienced how quickly prostitution-fueled organized crime has moved into 82nd Avenue since the Prostitution Free Zone (PFZ ) law was abandoned by Portland City Council on September 30, 2007. Staging starts at 10:00am, and the march leaves at 11:00am; the event will go on rain or shine. Interested community members should meet up at: PCC SE Campus on nd corner of SE 82 & SE Division (FREE parking is available at the PCC parking lot – look for signs & the meet-up tent.) The march will proceed northbound along 82nd Avenue from PCC and will end at the Safeway parking lot at 82nd and Burnside. The march is organized by Montavilla In Action, a group of Montavilla and Mount Tabor residents, that formed and mobilized this summer in reaction to the extreme increase in prostitution and related crimes in their neighborhoods. See the attached event flyer.

2). Petition to Reinstate the Prostitution Free Zone – to be presented to City Council on September 30, 2008, on the 1 year anniversary of its abandonment. Montavilla In Action volunteers have been gathering petition signatures all summer long from concerned residents who have witnessed the deterioration of their neighborhoods in less than 1 year after City Council’s abandonment of the highly effective PFZ ordinance. The residents demand that the PFZ be reinstated as soon as possible. At the heart of Montavilla In Action’s efforts is their Petition to Reinstate the PFZ (see attachment of petition) in addition to other tools the City is working to develop. Montavilla In Action attempted to work with the Save NE 82 Summit (Sept. 15) and

collaborate on a “common platform”, however that agenda was already set. Before moving forward, MIA urges all to first look back on the history of prostitution in Portland and thoughtfully ask why so many neighborhoods are now in such dire straits less than one year after the PFZ was dropped. The PFZ was a highly effective tool that should be included as part of the solution to stem the current crisis in conjunction with other tools, including strong sanctions direct at johns. Montavilla In Action also strongly urges Mayor-elect Sam Adams to listen carefully to Chief Rosie Sizer. The community appreciates and is thankful for the hard work and dedication that Chief Sizer and her team is doing to address the current crisis. The PFZ is a tool that truly helps stem prostitution and its corrosive neighborhood effects and also aids in bringing women involved in prostitution into touch with much-needed services and support. On September 30, 2008, MIA will present its “Petition to Reinstate the PFZ” to Portland City Council to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of its abandonment. The five key reasons for reinstating the PFZ are: >>1. >>2. >>3. >>4. >>5.

The research that the Mayor cited when lifting the ordinance did not even mention “prostitution” once, in the entire 18 pg doc it was lumped with the issues surrounding DFZ’s enforcement. **http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?a=169712&c=46244 According to the Neighborhood Response TEAM (NRT) – calls regarding prostitution have quadrupled since last year this time. Cause & Effect – Zone is gone = crime has grown considerably & taken roots nd We the citizens around 82 Ave are having our safety compromised each & every day (read our blog to hear comments from your neighbors: how neighborhood women are being harassed, neighborhood young girls are being propositioned in daylight). nd Crime from all over is coming to 82 – it is well documented that the women are being trafficked from Seattle, LA and beyond to work on the avenue due to our laxed laws. Johns from all over the State & WA state are coming to our neighborhoods. Until the city’s real solutions are in effect we need to immediately stem the crime that has taken over our communities.

Montavilla In Action urges elected City Leaders to please act quicker. When they lifted the PFZ last September – “real solutions” were coming per the Mayor & Randy Leonard, unfortunately the residents have only seen that “real” & dangerous organized crime that quickly moved in instead and took advantage of the weak laws and enforcement of the crime here in Portland. Montavilla In Action & the Police Bureau stress that the area is now involved in a “turf war” and unfortunately there was even a fatality last month of a competing pimp by a convicted prostitute. These groups point out that these acts of retaliation, coupled with the Max – I-205 extension opening up next September 2009 will only continue to add to this problem in the neighborhoods and continue. The PFZ needs to be reinstated, and if the crime starts to pop up and take over another area, the City needs to recognize those patterns sooner & react before it takes over another neighborhood, states Montavilla In Action. Contact: Brian Wong Fax: Email: Blog/ website:

Ph: 971.221.4718 Liz Ph: 971.998. 5667 503.258.0417 MontavillaInAction@gmail.com http://www.MontavillaInAction.blogspot.com ###

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>>>HANDOUT: >>>PLEASE HELP US REINSTATE THE PROSTITUTION FREE ZONE ORDINANCE.<<< On September 30, 2007 Mayor Potter & the City Of Portland allowed Portland's Drug Free Zone and Prostitution Free Zone ordinances to sunset after determining both laws have not been effective in eliminating the drug addiction that drives these crimes. However all of the data & research that was conducted to come to this conclusion was centered only on the disparity in how the Drug Free Zone law had been enforced, no research was conducted focusing on the effectiveness of the Prostitution Free Zone and it was lifted in conjunction with the Drug Free Zone. (**18 page report and not one mention of “prostitution” in the entire nd document) Since that time, we the neighbors & residents that border 82 Avenue have seen an extreme increase in blatant prostitution in our neighborhoods. Please help us reinstate the Prostitution Free Zone which was one tool that helped our police department, foot patrols and residents keep their neighborhoods free from this illegal activity and safe. **http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?a=169712&c=46244

Below are just a few excerpts from recent articles, comments from community forums/minutes/ etc. regarding the steady & blatant increase in prostitution in our neighborhoods since the lifting of the Prostitution Free Zone ordinance.

>>>82nd Ave and Prostitution Activity: NRT reported that calls for police services concerning prostitution along 82nd Ave have quadrupled from this time last year. So far this year, there have been 805 calls for service. This number far exceeds the YTD calls for the years 2006 and 2007. NRT officers will meet with Commissioner Leonard and Mayor Potter to discuss and explore strategies to mitigate this on-going and growing problem. This fall, the Montavilla Neighborhood Association will host a summit to discuss this issue, too. We’ll keep you posted on any new developments, in the mean time, please continue to call the police about this problem. - From Southeast Precinct Community Forum’s ,

July 23, 2008 Meeting Notes.

>>>Mount Tabor Foot Patrol has observed far more discarded condoms & needles in Mount Tabor Park than previous years, now that the Zone ordinance has been lifted.

>>>“Prostitution-free Zones said to be successful. While reinstating Prostitution-free Zones won't "cure" street-level prostitution, everyone with whom we've spoken in law enforcement says they were a good "tool" to reduce the prevalence of street-sex sales activity. We're told that since cities in the Seattle region have stepped up anti-prostitution enforcement and instituted ordinances, their rates of prostitution have dropped – and prostitutes themselves report that they've traveled south to work the Portland street, because the demand is high and the penalties are low. Perhaps when the makeup of Portland's city government changes in the new year, city leaders will once again revisit the Prostitution-free Zone ordinance. If they want to hear it, Portland's own police officers will tell them that the zones really do help reduce the sex – openly for sale, on Portland streets” – East Pdx News, July 4, 2008 http://www.eastpdxnews.com/index.php?mod=article_detail&id_art=916

>>>John Campbell, a principal of Campbell DeLong (whose study the city used when lifting the Zones), has in the past been a proponent of the zones. In one public address, referring to the moving-the-problem criticism, he said that such crimes are “a plant, not a rock. By that I mean, the one thing they don’t do is stay the same. If you leave it alone, it will take root and grow. If you uproot it, you will at least stunt its growth.” County Memo

- Mid

http://www.midcountymemo.com/oct07_crimefreezone.html

Please join and help us take back our neighborhood – email us at: MontavillaInAction@gmail.com or check out our blog www.MontavillaInAction.blogspot.com for updates/ more info, next steps & upcoming meetings. We will be canvassing with our petiton, please visit our website for neighbors to post comments and have an open dialogue on this urgent issue affecting our safety & livability. Thank you, your fellow neighbors of Montavilla In Action.

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>>>HANDOUT: >>>GET ACTIVE<<< n >>> JOIN THE MONTAVILLA IN ACTION GROUP & SIGN OUR PETITION TO REINSTATE THE PROSTITUTION FREE ZONE – SEND AN EMAIL TO: MontavillaInAction@gmail.com PLEASE JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST FOR UPDATES AND NEXT STEPS AND CHECK OUT OUR BLOG & DOWNLOAD THE PETITION & GATHER SIGNATURES: www.MontavillaInAction.blogspot.com

o>>> PLEASE CALL & EMAIL OUR CITY’S LEADERS & state why lifting the PFZ was a mistake (no research ) and that it needs to be reinstated immediately to stem the critical nature of this crime until all of these other solutions are in effect. >>>>

PRIORITY REASONS AS TO WHY THE PFZ SHOULD BE REINSTATED (UNDER EMERGENCY STATUS):

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The research that the Mayor cited when lifting the ordinance did not even mention prostitution in the entire 18 pg doc it was lumped with the issues surrounding DFZ's enforcement. According to the Neighborhood Response TEAM (NRT) - calls regarding prostitution have quadrupled since last year this time. Cause & Effect - Zone is gone = crime has grown considerably & taken roots We the citizens around 82nd Ave are having our safety compromised each & every day (read our blog to hear comments from your neighbors: how neighborhood women are being harassed, neighborhood young girls are being propositioned in daylight).

>>2. >>3.

>>4. >>5.

Crime from all over is coming to 82nd – it is well documented that the women are being trafficked from Seattle, LA and beyond to work on the avenue due to our laxed laws. Johns from all over the State & WA state are coming to our neighborhoods. Until the city’s real solutions are in effect we need to immediately stem the crime that has taken over our communities.

Mayor Tom Potter: ph 503-823-4120 fax 503-823-3588 no direct email listed, link: http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?c=41652 Maria C. Rubio - Mayor Potter’s Public Safety & Security Director 503-823-3583 Mayor Elect Sam Adams:

ph: 503-823-3008

mrubio@ci.portland.or.us

commissionersam@ci.portland.or.us

City Commissioner Randy Leonard: rleonard@ci.portland.or.us ph 503-823-4682 City Commissioner Nick Fish:

ph 503-593-8172

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman: ph 503 823-4151 Amanda Fritz (running for city council):

no direct email listed, link dan@ci.portland.or.us

ph 503-235-2295

AmandaFritzRN@aol.com

Jane Ames/ Sam Adams’ - Senior Policy Director - Education and Public Safety Tom Miller/ Sam Adams’ - Chief of Staff - ph 503-823-1121

ph 503-823-1126

james@ci.portland.or.us

tommiller@ci.portland.or.us

p>>> CALL & THANK CHIEF ROSIE SIZER & HER OFFICERS WHO WANTS TO REINSTATE THE PFZ & WHO ARE OUT HERE DAILY HELPING US WITH THIS GROWING & BLATANT CRIME chiefsizer@portlandpolice.org 503-823-0000

q>>> CALL THE NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER & REPORT CRIME ACTIVITY:

503.823.3333 If you see crime being committed, or any suspicious behavior/activity – please call each & every time and report it to the Non Emergency Police #: 503.823.3333 – press option #2 and the press #2 again to be connected to dispatch and state what you saw to log the increasing crime activities. We need to start calling in the crime or activities we see happening on our streets and in our neighborhood.

r>>> WALK YOUR STREETS WITH YOUR FELLOW NEIGHBORS OF THE MONTAVILLA COMMUNITY PATROL Montavilla Community Patrol is a volunteer community driven patrol. Our main goal is to make a safety presence. We are non-confrontational and report any crime to the police to handle. Our primary directive is observe, record, and report. Vests are provided thanks to Montavilla Neighborhood Association and Portland Police Bureau. Patrols dates / times vary & flex to meet volunteer patrol needs. All patrols are prescheduled &require at least three people present for safety & visibility. As our numbers have grown, we have expanded our territory. We currently patrol the entire Montavilla neighborhood. Boundaries are flexible and can vary with patrols. If you wish to join, have your area patrolled, or seek information on neighborhood issues in your area please contact: wong.brian57@yahoo.com for information.

s>>> MARCH TO TAKE BACK OUR STREETS – MARCH IS ON SATURDAY SEPT 20, 2008 Please email us to get updates: MontavillaInAction@gmail.com & check the blog www.MontavillaInAction.blogspot.com

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