Discuss the Next Citywide Budget With Portland's Mayor and City Council
What is the budget?
It's budget season in the City of Portland, where the Mayor proposes a city budget for the upcoming year.
We know you may have a lot of questions surrounding the City of Portland's budget.
Trying to understand a very complicated budget can be overwhelming.
So to help us break it down, we asked our Interim Budget Director Jessica Kinard to help explain:
We know you have a lot of questions surrounding the budget.
So we asked the City's Economist Josh Hardwood to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the budget:
How can I get involved?
We would love to hear from you about what you want the City to fund or not fund.
Here are a few opportunities to testify to City Council. You can find more information here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/cbo/57268
Submit a written comment online: www.portlandoregon.gov/CBO/61969
1. Townhall Budget Forum
Topic: Public Testimony by Lottery (tickets available starting at 5:30pm)
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: IRCO Main Office – Gym, 10301 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220
Transit: MAX Red Line, MAX Blue Line, Bus Line 15, Bus Line 19, Bus Line 25
2. Community Work Session with Open Public Testimony
Topics: Invited Testimony on Chronic Homelessness to Permanent Supportive Housing and Open Public Testimony
Date/Time: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Portland Community College Cascade Campus – Student Union, Room 220, 705 N Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217
Transit: MAX Yellow Line, Bus Line 44, Bus Line 4, Bus Line 72
3. Community Work Session
Topics: Invited Testimony and Discussion on Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: David Douglas High School – North Cafeteria, 1001 SE 135th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233
Transit: Bus Line 20, Bus Line 2
Note regarding April 9 Community Work Session: Community members are welcome to watch/listen in-person or online at YouTube channel eGov PDX. Please also provide opinions and insight to the City online. There will be no public testimony at this event.
4. Public Hearing on City of Portland and Prosper Portland Proposed Budgets
Topic: Mayor’s Proposed Budget
Date/Time: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: To be determined
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