Non-Binding City Policies (NCP)
PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEM PLANNING AND BUDGET PROCESS
Non-Binding City Policy
WHEREAS, the City of Portland and Multnomah County share the responsibility of providing a public safety system for citizens of Portland and Multnomah County; and
WHEREAS, citizens do not draw distinctions between services provided by the County or those provided by the City, they look for services to fulfill community needs; and
WHEREAS, jurisdictions across the country seek innovative and cost effective ways of serving their populations in the face of rising taxes, a slowly reviving economy, and a reduction of state and federal funding; and
WHEREAS, the public safety services provided by the City and the County are interconnected and require a balance of prevention, enforcement, incarceration, supervision and treatment; and
WHEREAS, the public desires to feel and be safe in their homes, neighborhoods and communities:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City of Portland and Multnomah County governments will conduct a joint planning and budgeting process to help identify the community’s public safety priorities; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Portland and Multnomah County will map out the existing City/County public safety system to identify gaps, overlap, duplication, and opportunities for funding collaboration as it relates to public safety priorities; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City of Portland and Multnomah County will involve public safety stakeholders in the process; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City and the County will enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement in order to accomplish the goals established in this collaboration project; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and other participating jurisdictions will develop a framework leading to a City/County Public Safety System and full budget process with pooled resources for future fiscal years; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, This resolution is non-binding city policy.
Resolution No. 36636 adopted September 14, 2005.