Use concertina wire next time.
The city of Portland took another step to the left, issuing a fine to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a fence meant to protect its employees.
The Oregon city’s Bureau of Development Services issued the correction notice for a fence on ICE’s southwest Portland facility on Monday, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
ICE built the fence last week following weeks of protest at the site which forced federal officials to stop working at the building following a stand down order to Portland police by mayor Ted Wheeler and police chief Danielle Outlaw.
Sixteen people have been arrested at the Occupy ICE PDX camp since the occupation first began June 17, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.[…]
The “no-climb” fence was erected last week in hopes of increasing security and minimizing the number of law enforcement needed around the facility, Sperling said, according to Oregon Live.
“Upon examination, the inspector found that the fence was more than eight feet tall, which is a violation of Oregon Structural Specialty Code,” the city of Portland said in a statement. “A formal letter will be sent to the property owner. The property owner is required to respond to the correction notice within 10 days of receipt.”
A Portland Bureau of Transportation inspector in the neighborhood “noticed the fence was way too high,” according to Bureau spokesman Thomas Ngo who said that proper permits to build a fence higher than 7 feet tall were not obtained by federal officials.