On May 27th, the City Council approved Mayor Hales’ FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget. The Approved Budget includes the BDS related items below. We had requested General Fund monies to support all of these items, but City Council directed us to use internal program resources instead:
- Continued one-time funding for a position to implement the Extremely Distressed Property Enforcement Program (EDPEP) in Neighborhood Inspections. Previously this position was supported with one-time General Fund monies. Along with the position, an additional $50,000 is being provided to support nuisance abatement work related to EDPEP.
- One-time funding to support 3 positions in Neighborhood Inspections to expand the Enhanced Rental Inspections Pilot Program from outer Southeast Portland to North, Northeast, and inner Southeast Portland.
- $50,000 to support the abatement of all nuisances, including tall grass and weeds in the summer.
- One-time funding for two limited term positions in Land Use Services (LUS) to provide outreach and community engagement services related to land use reviews.
The Approved Budget was officially adopted by the City Council on June 18th, and took effect on July 1st.
You can find budget information and links to the bureau’s budget and financial plan documents on the City Budget Office website at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/cbo/. If you have questions about the BDS budget, please contact BDS Administrative Services Manager Deborah Sievert Morris at (503) 823-7338 or email@example.com.