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Ted Wheeler

Mayor, City of Portland

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Funding Future Connect Scholarships and a 21st Century Policing Initiative.

PRESS RELEASE

MAYOR TED WHEELER

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 29, 2018

 

Mayor Wheeler Introduces Two Notable Items in City Council Today

This week’s agenda includes funding for scholarships and a 21st Century Policing Initiative.

 

Portland, OR– Two notable items are coming to City Council today, as introduced by Mayor Wheeler’s Office. A brief description of each is below.

Future Connect Scholarship Program - Item 912

 

  • This ordinance will authorize an intergovernmental agreement with Portland Community College and a grant agreement with the Portland Community College Foundation for $577,204 for the Future Connect Scholarship Program, which serves students who identify as first-generation or low-income.

 

  • PCC Future Connect provides tuition assistance and wrap-around student services designed to eliminate barriers to entering community college and help ensure success in obtaining a college degree or transferring to a 4-year college/university.

 

Smart Policing Initiative – Item 919

 

  • This ordinance will amend an intergovernmental agreement with Portland State University in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for research and services provided by PSU under the FY 14 Smart Policing Initiative grant program for the study of the Neighborhood Involvement Locations program.

 

  • The Smart Policing Initiative is supported by the Office of Justice Programs and seeks to broaden the knowledge of effective evidence-based policing strategies.

 

  • The PPB Smart Policing Initiative site, along with PSU, conducted four separate large-scale community outreach endeavors, as well as initial large-scale community and police officer surveys and police officer focus groups. Each of these endeavors resulted in an increased understanding in potential strengths and weakness of differing community engagement strategies.

 

  • PPB then conducted five specific community focused surveys to better understand the current public safety needs and issues of each specific community.

 

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