Is the state getting sued over Measure 110?

Regular readers here know how opposed I was, and still am, to Measure 110, the misguided Oregon ballot measure that essentially legalized possession of a week's supply of a whole variety of street drugs. In theory, the druggies were all going to get treatment instead of arrest, but of course, that was a blatantly false premise.

Like many terrible ideas about government, this one came with a committee to oversee it. And that state board, busily rearranging the deck chairs on this particular sinking luxury liner, are forever holding meetings. I hope they don't hold them in Portland, where thanks to Measure 110, it is no longer safe to walk. Anyway, the notice of next Thursday's meeting includes an interesting detail:

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council to hold executive session at December 14 meeting

What: Public meetings of the Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council.

Agenda: Executive Session is to be held under ORS 192.660(2)(f) and (h) to discuss attorney-client privileged legal advice and discuss documents that are confidential with the Oregon Department of Justice.

Those two sections of state law state:

(2)  The governing body of a public body may hold an executive session:...

  (f)  To consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection....

  (h)  To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.

I haven't heard anything that would indicate what the "current litigation or litigation likely to be filed" might be about. Have you?


  1. 1 likely as you noticed earlier today: “NUMBERS THAT DON'T ADD UP”

  2. Committees, meetings, forums, consultations, stake holders, equity, blah blah blah…
    It took the Portland police a week!!! to shut down the blatantly illegal “shroom house” after the media reported it.
    Meanwhile businesses close, one can’t walk the streets safely anytime of day or night, and the real estate values are
    diminishing hourly.

  3. Here are some late facts to support your position.


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