Portland mayor worried about GOP debate costs

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Mayor Sam Adams worries that Republican plans to hold a presidential debate in Portland in March will put undue stress on the already strained police department.

 

Adams said Tuesday that he realizes he can't force the Oregon Republican Party and Oregon Public Broadcasting – which plans to televise the debate from its Southwest Macadam Avenue studios -- to cancel the event. But he said he's trying to persuade them to shift the debate to a location nearer the airport to reduce the number of police needed for security.
"The costs are real," said Adams, explaining that police overtime costs have already gone $1.5 million over budget, chiefly because of the Occupied Portland encampment and protests. "I don't know what else to say. We just don't have the budget for this."

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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