On 2/25, the Clackamas County Veterans Advisory Council met with Commissioner Shull in a tightly-run meeting directed by county mediation staff. In the meeting, three veterans gave their very powerful testimony about how Shull’s behavior has hurt them and the community, then Shull spoke, then the veterans asked him three questions. After that, the public and the veterans were allowed to comment.
At the March 4 Clackamas County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Shull asked that the council be disbanded. County Administrator Gary Schmidt agreed to investigate, and Chair Tootie Smith supported punishing the council. Because the Veterans Advisory Council criticized his behavior, Shull wants them destroyed. This is a blatant attempt to silence dissent.