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City Council allocates $104 million from the American Rescue Plan, launches open data portal to track investments in Portland’s recovery

The City of Portland launched an open data portal that tracks the impacts of the first round of federal American Rescue Plan funds awarded to the City last year. The second round of federal funding, awarded this year, was also allocated to address some of Portland's most urgent needs.

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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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City Council to assume responsibility for Independent Police Review

City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero notified Justice Department officials today that City Council will assume responsibility for Independent Police Review, effective July 1.

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Joint Statement on Portland Street Response from Mayor Wheeler and Commissioners Mapps and Ryan

Mayor Ted Wheeler, Commissioner Dan Ryan, and Commissioner Mingus Mapps comment on funding the Portland Street Response pilot program

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Mayor Wheeler Releases Proposed Budget for FY 2021-2022

$5.7 billion proposed budget prioritizes small business support, economic recovery, and livability; homelessness; community safety services; and equity.

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City Council Invests in Mayor Wheeler's Priorities in Spring Budget Monitoring Process

Council supports city clean up, police reform, small business repairs, and activating events.

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Portland City Council agrees to focus on safety, housing and economy as city faces historic challenges

Shared priorities will shape the Portland City Council’s budget and policy decisions during 2021.

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Portland Voters Approve Parks Operating Levy

Portland Parks & Recreation will now be able to maintain neighborhood parks appropriately, improve access and safety, provide equitable recreation programs, and proactively care for its natural areas and urban forest.

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Financial report provides detailed look at City of Portland's $4.5 billion budget

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report offers insight into the City's financial stability, community investments during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Portland City Council allocates $114 million in CARES Act funding to provide COVID-19 support

Community involvement shaped proposal to support housing, public health, homelessness, small businesses, arts and culture.

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Portland City Council allocates $114 million in CARES Act funding to provide COVID-19 support

Community involvement shaped proposal to support housing, public health, homelessness, small businesses, arts and culture.

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Bureau of Development Services Budget Update

Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Budget and Finance staff submitted the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 BDS Requested Budget and 5-Year Financial Plan to the City Budget Office on February 4, 2019.

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