In her State of the County address chair Deborah Kafoury focused on housing, clean air and immigration.
Kafoury delivered the 2017 address during Portland City Club’s Friday Forum.
In between jabs at the Trump Administration — “I know that many of you today are mad about the state of politics in Washington, D.C. So am I” — Kafoury touted the county’s work to reduce homelessness, her recent clean energy pledge and a $25 million commitment to infrastructure.
Kafoury’s speech in its entirety is available here and check out these highlights below.
Housing and homelessness
.@dkafoury Programs to end homelessness are "being threatened by the Trump White House, which wants to claw back money tied to veteran’s housing."— Oregon Business (@OregonBusiness) April 21, 2017
"Our budget at @multco isn’t big enough to help everyone who is being priced out of the housing market, so how we spend our $ really counts"— Oregon Business (@OregonBusiness) April 21, 2017
.@dkafoury says since forming Joint Office of Homeless Services last year, number of shelter beds has doubled. 25,000 used services so far.— Oregon Business (@OregonBusiness) April 21, 2017
.@dkafoury says building moral legacy is imperative. If values waiver, spend poorly or build a wall we don't need, kids will have to fix it.— Oregon Business (@OregonBusiness) April 21, 2017