Adams releases anti-terrorism plan
Andy Giegerich, Portland Business Journal
Portland Mayor Sam Adams released a draft work plan Friday that intends to “guide the city’s discussion” regarding the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The topic arose after Portland faced a terrorism threat during the city’s Nov. 26 holiday tree lighting ceremony. Portland doesn’t belong to the task force, which consists of terrorism investigators, analysts and other specialists from dozens of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The multi-agency effort is led by the Justice Department and FBI.
“The issue before us is a complex one, and I want to make sure everyone involved in the discussion is working from the same set of facts,” Adams said in a statement. “At the end of this work plan, I am confident City Council will be equipped with the information we need to make a smart, pragmatic and fact-based decision in the best interests of our city.”
The draft plan includes feedback from civil-rights advocacy groups and representatives from local and federal law enforcement.
The public can submit comments through Dec. 17.