February 5, 2013
Following the Mayor’s request to propose a budget with a 10% cut, PP&R has submitted a proposal that includes programs and services that are most critical to the bureau’s mission.
The remaining 10% of the bureau’s budget is submitted as add back proposals ranked in priority order.
As of February 4, Mayor Hales has assumed management of all City bureaus. He will keep them throughout the budget process. As a result, individual Commissioners will not be acting as official advocates for the bureaus they manage.
I will be looking for ways to deliver services more efficiently, including better coordination with partners like Multnomah County.
I am committed to working with Mayor Hales, my colleagues, and the public to craft a responsible budget that maintains the core services and programs that Portlanders value.