Portland Fining Federal Government $500 For Every 15 Minutes Fence Remains Around Federal Courthouse
Portland, OR – Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly announced on Tuesday that the city is fining the federal government $500 for every 15 minutes the protective fence surrounding the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse remains in place.
“As of yesterday, the federal government owes us $192,000 and counting,” Eudaly declared in a statement on July 28. “We intend to collect.”
Eudaly said that on July 23, she ordered the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) “to enforce on the federal occupiers for erecting a fence in our public right of way.”