Sponsored by Oregon Business

Portland mayor takes bureaus

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, February 04, 2013

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales temporarily assigned all city bureaus to himself, which he plans to keep during the initial stages of drafting next fiscal year's budget.

Hales said the move is necessary to discourage the other members of the council from protecting their turf within the bureaus during the budgeting process. Portland is one of the few cities in the country where council members oversee bureaus assigned to them by the mayor.

According to Hales, the council is facing funding challenges this year that require the council to be objective about the budgets of all bureaus. City finance officials are already projecting a $25 million shortfall in the approximately $500 million General Fund portion of the budget. Hales says the actual shortfall is even greater because the U.S. Department of Justice is requiring the city to hire additional police officers, among other things.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

{biztweet}portland mayor{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

VIDEO: The 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015

videothumbVIDEO: 2015 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon


Read more...

Courtside

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Enjoying a power lunch at Court Street Dairy Lunch in Salem.


Read more...

Downtime with the executive director of Greater Portland Inc.

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Janet LaBar, Executive director, Greater Portland Inc.


Read more...

Game On

March 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

The big news at Oregon Business is we’re getting a ping pong table. After reading the descriptions of the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, a disproportionate number of which feature table tennis in the office, I decided it was time to bring our own workplace into the 21st century. It was a tough call, but it’s lonely at the top, and someone has to make the hard decisions.


Read more...

Meeting Facilities Perspective

March 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A conversation with Donna Earley, director of sales and marketing for the Salem Convention Center.


Read more...

Green Rush: Cashing in on legal marijuana

March 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY COURTNEY SHERWOOD | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Marijuana is big business in Oregon, and it’s about to get bigger.


Read more...

Umbrella Revolution

March 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015

Yeah, we know: Oregonians are way too cool for umbrellas. But today’s stylish, high-tech models will soften the resistance of the most rain hardened.


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