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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Portland Parks & Recreation Presents FY2019-20 Requested Budget to Council

March 19, 2019

Today, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) presented their FY2019-20 requested budget to City Council.

It was the first opportunity for the bureau to share the current gap and the proposed budget-balancing option with Council and the City's Community Budget Advisory Committee.

You can learn more about opportunities for public input on PP&R's proposed budget here.

Background

Commissioner Fish Opening Remarks

 

PP&R Budget Presentation

 

PP&R Budget FAQ

 

PP&R Proposed Budget-Balancing Option

 

PP&R Proposed Budget-Balancing Option - City Budget Office Review

Breaking Ground on a Safer Wildwood Trail Crossing

March 21, 2019

Today, Nick was excited to attend the groundbreaking of the Barbara Walker Crossing, a new footbridge across West Burnside on Forest Park’s famous Wildwood Trail.

The project is a public-private partnership led by the Portland Parks Foundation. Other partners include Portland Parks & Recreation, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Metro.

Construction will begin this month and the project is expected to be completed in September 2019. When complete, the crossing will safely carry 80,000 hikers and runners every year and bring a new dimension of fun and beauty to the magnificent Wildwood Trail.

Special thanks to Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, Metro Councilor Sam Chase, Parks Director Adena Long, Portland Parks Foundation Executive Director Randy Gragg, and the many supporters who attended today’s celebration.

Media

Start of Construction for Barbara Walker Crossing Over Burnside: Parts of Wildwood Trail to Close

Portland Parks Foundation Press Release

 

New Pedestrian Bridge Coming to W. Burnside Along Wildwood Trail

FOX 12 News

 

Burnside Footbridge Construction to Start Monday

KOIN 6 News

 

Construction Starts Monday on Wildwood Trail Pedestrian Bridge

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

   
   

The Weekly Catch

City Attorney Can Now Represent City Employees Threatened Because Of Their Job

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Parks & Recreation Arts Space Grantees

PP&R’s Arts & Culture Blog

 

Caddying Led Portland Teen to UO Full Ride

KOIN 6 News

 

Music Loading Zones Strike Right Note for Portland Bands

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

Parks Budget

Portland Parks & Recreation Presents FY2019-20 Requested Budget to Council

Nick Fish Blog

 

PP&R Budget Cuts, Fee Increases To Be Discussed Tuesday

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Rec Centers on The Chopping Block Amid Budget Shortfall

Velena Jones in KOIN 6 News

Barbara Walker Crossing Groundbreaking

Breaking Ground on a Safer Wildwood Trail Crossing

Nick Fish Blog

 

Start of Construction for Barbara Walker Crossing Over Burnside: Parts of Wildwood Trail to Close

Portland Parks Foundation Press Release

 

New Pedestrian Bridge Coming to W. Burnside Along Wildwood Trail

FOX 12 News

 

Burnside Footbridge Construction to Start Monday

KOIN 6 News

 

Construction Starts Monday on Wildwood Trail Pedestrian Bridge

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

Arts, Film, & Radio

After Months of Uncertainty, KMHD Will Remain at OPB

Ciara Dolan in the Portland Mercury

 

KMHD Jazz Radio to Remain with Oregon Public Broadcasting

Tereasa Carson in the Portland Tribune

 

After Months of Uncertainty, KMHD Will Remain at OPB

Ciara Dolan in the Portland Mercury

Homelessness Audit

Audit Calls for More Organization of Portland Homeless Camp Clean-Up Program

Meerah Powell in OPB News

 

Audit: Homeless Cleanups Need Better Management

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Homeless Camps Clean-Up Program Needs Improving, Auditors Say

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

BES

Sewer Construction to Close Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Over Columbia Slough For Three Months Starting March 25

BES News

 

Getting Dirty for Clean Rivers: Prescott Elementary Students Add 400 Native Plants to Senn's Dairy Park

BES News

In Other News

Portland’s Urban Hot Tub Spa Can Keep Operating, City Council Says

Allison Place in Willamette Week

 

Wilkes Activist Alice Blatt Remembered

East Portland News

 

Portland Street Response: Join the Campaign

Street Roots News

 

Portland Spring Bloom Behind Schedule, Still Plenty of Scents and Scenery

Brittany Falkers in KGW News

 

The Need for a Better First Response on Portland Streets

Emily Green in Street Roots News

 

Pipe Breaks Hard to Predict

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Upcoming Budget Forums

March 27, 2019

Last Tuesday, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) presented their FY2019-20 requested budget to City Council.

Your voice matters. You can weigh in on the City budget at these upcoming events:

Townhall Budget Forum

  • Topic:  Public Testimony
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Location:  IRCO Main Office – Gym (10301 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220)

Community Work Session

  • Topics:  Invited Testimony and Discussion on Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Location:  David Douglas High School – North Cafeteria (1001 SE 135th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233)

You can learn more on the City Budget Office website here.

The Weekly Catch

Wilkes Activist Alice Blatt Remembered

East Portland News

 

Hall Monitor: Bully-Proof?

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

Budget

Upcoming Budget Forums

Nick Fish Blog

 

Ax Cuts Deep into Parks Budget

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Transgender Day of Visibility Proclamation

Portland's First Trans Day of Visibility Will Focus on Housing Issues

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury 

Eastbank Esplanade

Eastbank Esplanade Reopens Friday, March 29, 2019

PP&R News and Media

 

Eastbank Esplanade to Reopen This Week

KGW News

 

Eastbank Esplanade to Reopen Friday After Two-Month Closure

Evan Schreiber in KATU News

 

The Eastbank Esplanade Will Reopen to Bikes and Pedestrians on Friday, March 29

Rosemarie Stein in The Oregonian

Affordable Housing

Portland Tees Up $75 Million For Affordable Housing Projects

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Arts & Film

Portland-Filmed Shrill is About Not Apologizing for Your Body

Donovan Farley in Willamette Week

 

8 Spring Art Exhibits in Portland That Deserve A Spot on Your Calendar

Briana Miller in The Oregonian

In Other News

E-Scooters May Return April 26, Portland Says, With New Regulations Geared to Curb Sidewalk Riding

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Project Closes Columbia Slough Bridge for Months in North Portland

KATU News Staff

 

Caddying Led Portland Teen to UO Full Ride

KOIN 6 News

 

A Developer Promised Union Jobs in Exchange to Build Tall. The Construction Happened. The Jobs Didn’t.

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Proposal Pushes Portland Landlords to Be More Forgiving of Criminal History, Bad Credit

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Portland’s $5.5M Project Preps Gateway for Street Fairs

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune