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Portland City Council reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade, End of Federal Right to an Abortion

Portland City Council reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade, End of Federal Right to an Abortion

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FY 22-23 Budget Update from Commissioner Hardesty

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Joint Council Statement for Fentanyl Awareness Day

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Portland City Council members react to news that U.S. Supreme Court is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, removing abortion rights

Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty, Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio and Dan Ryan issue statements about a draft U.S. Supreme Court decision removing abortion rights.

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Portland City Council transitions to hybrid meetings

Starting May 4, the Portland City Council will host hybrid meetings with the option for community members to attend online or in person. The Council has been meeting virtually for more than two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The History of Portland Street Response

From an idea, to an advocacy campaign, to a single team in Lents, to citywide expansion, this is the story of Portland Street Response - our newest unarmed 911 response within Portland Fire & Rescue which "assists people experiencing non-life-threatening mental health and behavioral health issues."

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PBOT News Release: PBOT extends Healthy Businesses, Portland Public Street Plazas programs to help Portlanders continue to embrace public space after the COVID-19 pandemic

In the early days of the pandemic, PBOT created two new programs that provided critical, urgently needed outdoor space for business use and community gatherings. Operation in the streets beyond this summer is contingent on City Council funding in the upcoming 2022-23 budget.

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A Portland Ban on Fireworks

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Joint Council Statement on Ukraine

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