Retired Portland administrator Yvonne Deckard earned more than $22,500 a month in the fall through no-bid contracts with the city and Portland Public Schools.
Officials said they generally prefer competitive contracting -- which helps make sure taxpayers get the best deal -- but made exceptions for Yvonne Deckard.
The deals raise questions about competition among contractors -- particularly when a former employee is involved. A recent city audit concluded that Portland needs stronger monitoring to ensure that Portland doesn't contract with current employees or their family members, but no one has tackled the revolving-door issue of employees-turned-consultants.
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