November 26, 2019
Today, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) held a work session with Council called “A Sustainable Future.”
After last year’s challenging budget, Council directed Parks to take a deeper look at the financial trajectory of the bureau. Today’s work session was the bureau’s opportunity to share the findings of their research into future service levels and potential new funding models.
Council also offered preliminary feedback about next steps for the bureau with a shared goal of creating a more equitable parks system for all.
Commissioner Fish and bureau leadership will take what they heard from Council at the work session and work together to develop a strategy to put the bureau on solid, sustainable footing for current and future Portlanders. That includes coming up with preferred funding scenarios and taking a deeper dive on funding alternatives that show promise.