Blogger Chuck Currie, a Portlander
currently in recently returned from seminary, has called blogger Jack Bogdanski on the carpet - for comments Jack made regarding Erik Sten and homelessness in Portland.
Jack Bog wrote:
But ask yourself, folks, after 10 years of Opie in City Hall, are Portland's homeless better off or worse off than before he got there? To me the situation appears as bad as ever. He's had his chance, made 10 years' worth of speeches, and he's gotten next to nothing done.
Chuck Currie wrote:
Bogdanski might think that the situation “appears as bad as ever.” But that is only because he does not know what he is talking about. Before Kafoury and Sten began their work our city’s shelters were run down facilities and in some cases people lived in them for years before moving – if ever – into permanent housing.
Currie's post include a long rundown of improvements to Portland's homeless services - based on his experience as the chair of a county committee on homeless facilities.