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City of Portland leaders and Downtown Portland Clean & Safe announce proposed changes to the 5-year contract.
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Our core values as a City include anti-racism and equity. Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. They should encounter a Portland free of bias and hate, where they do not fear for their safety and security.
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Mayor Ted Wheeler's public statement about the violent demonstrations that occurred in Portland on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
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The emergency extreme heat declaration will be in effect beginning at noon on Wednesday, August 11 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 15. The City will again operate its own cooling centers and outdoor misting centers to assist community members during extreme temperatures.
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Local, state and federal governments have been stepping up to help the local arts community survive.
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The emergency extreme heat declaration will be in effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 30 through 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. City opens three cooling centers and three outdoor misting centers to help assist community members in extreme temperatures.
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The ordinance prioritizes houselessness response and household stabilization, small business support, community health and safety.
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The City Arts Program invites choreographers/dancers to apply to be part of “Ten Tiny Community Healing Dances” Sunday, Sept. 12 from 5-7 p.m. at Lents Park
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Biko Taylor brings expertise from public school districts, commitment to support small businesses
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The Community Healing through Art initiative is a collaboration with the City's former Creative Laureate, Subashini Ganesan-Forbes
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The Regional Arts & Culture Council has been providing arts-related services on the City's behalf since 1995.
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Leila Haile and Joaquin Lopez will begin serving on July 1st after Subashini Ganesan completes three and a half years in the role.
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A collection of portraits and quotes from people who have just received a vaccine or are volunteering at the City of Portland COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
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The Community Safety Program of the Office of Community & Civic Life is teaming up with the City’s Creative Laureate and the City Arts Program to launch a pilot grant program for activities that support community grieving and healing, with a focus on safety.
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The City seeks grant proposals for arts-focused and community-informed collective grieving and healing events taking place this summer and fall.
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After reduced campsite removals during COVID-19, City Council agrees to address health and safety risks such as untreated sewage, blocked fire access and impacts on schools. The City will continue providing outreach, hygiene access and other services to people experiencing homelessness.
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Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program staff worked with the Emergency Coordination Center to set up three outdoor emergency shelters during the pandemic - and learned many lessons along the way.
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City employees volunteer for shifts at the drive-through clinic, which is located in outer northeast Portland. The clinic is designed to remove barriers for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities and people who don’t speak English.