Home Must Reads Portland City Council considers new budget

Portland City Council considers new budget

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, June 17, 2013

The Portland City Council is set to approve a budget for the next fiscal year this week that is much less drastic than originally anticipated.

Mayor Charlie Hales originally said the council would have to cut $21.5 million in general fund spending from the budget that takes effect on July 1, potentially slashing up to 170 jobs.

At the time, Hales warned that public safety agencies would not be protected from layoffs. His proposed budget eliminated the Portland Police Bureau's popular Mounted Horse Patrol and reduced Portland Fire & Rescue staffing levels by swapping a number of large engines for smaller vehicles. It also closed Buckman Pool and the Sellwood Community Center, and eliminated the city's share of funding for the mental health crisis center operated by Multnomah County.

But none of those cuts are in the budget the council will consider. In fact, it only cuts general fund spending by $16 million and potentially lays off up to 26 employees, none of whom work for the police bureau or Portland Fire & Rescue.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

{biztweet}portland budget{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

True Blood

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Antibiotics really aren’t magic bullets.


Read more...

Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


Read more...

College Conundrum

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

University and college tuition fees have been rising for more than a decade, while state funds for higher education have steadily declined.


Read more...

Green Endeavor cleans up

News
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
080614 ULnew greenendeavorBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


Read more...

The Alchemist

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

David Howitt explains why Portland consumer brands like Stumptown and Voodoo Doughnuts are taking the world by storm.


Read more...

College Hacker

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KLINT FINLEY

Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.


Read more...

Is this employee right?

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS