Jan 17, 2017

Rich Allen has no right to expect blank check from Troutdale

The Troutdale city council, along with the city of Troutdale, are considering whether to have the city provide Troutdale city councilor Rich Allen legal fees in defense of a civil lawsuit filed against Mr. Allen. The city's insurance provider already declined to provide coverage for the libel lawsuit against Mr. Allen.

According to a Gresham Outlook article on December 26, 2016, 
"Troutdale's insurance provider has declined to provide protective coverage for a libel lawsuit targeting embattled City Councilor Rich Allen.
A review by CityCounty Insurance Services states that Allen "was not acting on behalf of the City of Troutdale … when he authored the newspaper article that gave rise to the lawsuit filed by Eastwind Development."
 "There is only coverage under the Trust Agreement if the lawsuit is related to actions taken by Mr. Allen in his official capacity as a city councilor," CIS manager Bill LaMarche wrote in an email. "Therefore, CIS cannot defend nor indemnify Mr. Allen in this matter."
Eastwind Development launched a $250,000 defamation lawsuit against Allen on Nov. 17, alleging he knowingly published false information that damaged the company's reputation and smeared the business as unethical."
Mr. Allen has no right to expect a blank check from Troutdale residents to defend his egregious behavior. The city of Troutdale should not pay Mr. Allen's lawyers to represent a city councilor engaged in alleged reprehensible conduct.

Mr. Allen's alleged conduct raised in the lawsuit was not performed on behalf of the city.  Mr. Allen's alleged conduct raised in the lawsuit was not in furtherance of any adopted city policy.

Payment of Mr. Allen's legal fees would serve only Mr. Allen's private interest and not in the public interest of Troutdale's citizens or the city itself.

I urge Troutdale citizens to contact the city and the city council, and demand that they refuse to pay Mr. Allen's personal legal fees.

Nov 6, 2016

Your Vote Determines Progress Or Stagnation!

From Mayor Doug Daoust: Your vote will determine progress or stagnation:

"I have been the mayor of Troutdale the last four years. When I was elected, 70 percent of Worksthe voters put their trust in me to lead. Now I’m asking you to trust me again when I give you my opinion on who should be elected to council as I step aside.
I personally know all the candidates running this year. My recommendations are only based on the required skills, professionalism and attitudes of a good councilor, using experience working alongside many different people during my 20 years on council. Here it is: for mayor, Casey Ryan; for position No. 2, Randy Lauer; for position No. 4, Robert Canfield; for position No. 6, John Wilson.
If you want our city to keep moving forward, these are your people who will have the vision and right professional attitude. If you want our city to take some steps backward with developing our Urban Renewal Area, and put at risk the progress we’ve made in public safety, then the other four-pack slate of candidates may provide that for you.
I will always support whoever wins, but love and concern for the future of our community drives my honest opinion."
Doug Daoust

Mayor of Troutdale

Oct 21, 2016

SUPPORT ROBERT CANFIELD FOR TROUTDALE CITY COUNCIL!

I am running for Troutdale city council. It is a volunteer position. In order to get elected, we need to buy signs, palm cards, mailers, postage, web sites,  buying a domain, paying to be in the voter pamphlet and many other misc expenses.

 If I could get each of my supporters,  friends and visitors to donate $10 or more it would help out a lot. It's easy! Just click on "DONATE" at:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


SUPPORT ROBERT CANFIELD FOR TROUTDALE CITY COUNCIL!

I am running for Troutdale city council. It is a volunteer position. In order to get elected, we need to buy signs, palm cards, mailers, postage, web sites,  buying a domain, paying to be in the voter pamphlet and many other misc expenses.

 All of this requires fundraising.  This is probably the hardest part for me.  If I could get each of my supporters,  friends and visitors to donate $10 or more it would help out a lot. Thanks for all of your consideration. It's easy, Just go to CANFIELDFORTROUTDALE.ORG and click on "DONATE".

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!