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Budget

Parks Bond Funds

Tomorrow is your last chance to comment on the proposed project list! What can we fix next with 2014 Parks Replacement Bond funds? The Parks Replacement Bond was passed in November 2014 with overwhelming voter support. Your support authorized up to $68 million in general obligation bonds to make repairs and replace the most critical needs in Portland parks. The first phase of repairs is currently underway on over 30 park improvement projects citywide. During this phase, almost $48 million of allocated funds is being spent to improve playgrounds, pools, roofs, Pioneer Courthouse Square, restrooms, and park maintenance facilities. Now, it’s time […]

2016-2017 Proposed City Budget

Mayor Hales releases FY 2016-17 proposed budget Investments focus on public safety, homelessness, housing affordability Proposal includes increase in Business License Fee to pay for community investments; first increase in 39 years Mayor Charlie Hales today released his proposed 2016-17 annual budget, which features $42.9 million of new investments in three pressing issues Portland is facing: public safety, homelessness and housing affordability. “We as a city are at a juncture,” Mayor Hales said. “We’re growing, and many Portlanders and businesses are thriving. Yet, many others are experiencing the pains that come with that growth — gang violence, homelessness, the highest increases in […]

City Budget Forums & Hearing

The City of Portland invites you to participate in upcoming budget-related events. Community Budget Forum Tuesday, April 5th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Wilson High School Cafeteria, 1151 SW Vermont St. Community Budget Forum Tuesday, April 12th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Alice Ott Middle School Auditorium, 12500 SE Ramona St. Budget Committee Public Hearing Thursday, May 12th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm City Hall, Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Ave.   These meetings offer Portland residents the opportunity to share with City Council how they will be impacted by the City’s budget decisions and to express which services are most important to […]