Police chief, union leader warn budget cuts would end Traffic Division
The head of the Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Police Association union have sent out dire warnings about impacts to law enforcement capabilities if a proposal (PDF) for $18 million in budget cuts are passed by council next week. Chief Chuck Lovell and PPA President Daryl Turner have many concerns about the cuts including … Read more
Springwater, Esplanade among popular paths that face hurdles in Parks Bureau budget
Who will speak up for the paths?
Budget update: Safety upgrades to outer Halsey and ‘Seasonal Naito’ poised for funding
Council will make final vote this coming Wednesday.
City Budget Office recommends no funding for Better Naito, vision zero, Springwater, Halsey and Hawthorne projects
We’ll have to look elsewhere.
PBOT seeks cash for Hawthorne, Vision Zero, outer Halsey, and a new Springwater connection
New projects show city’s latest priorities.
Opinion: A permanent “Better Naito” deserves better than this
Hales might blow up his chance to make “Better Naito” permanent. It didn’t have to be this way.
With $1.5 million proposal for Naito, Mayor puts money where his mouth is
It’s the first protected bike lane Hales has proposed.
Budget exercise causes alarm as Police Bureau proposes elimination of Traffic Division
The sky would fall if the Traffic Division was cut.
Mayor Hales wants to start ‘ASAP’ on $350,000 Off-Road Cycling Master Plan – UPDATED
If all goes according to plan, the planning will start in May.
Budget office: Cut horse cops, but don’t transfer them to bike patrol
Mounted Patrol Unit in action downtown.(Photos © J. Maus) Back in January, we reported that in order to save $585,000, the Portland Police bureau was considering a transfer of their horse-mounted units to bike patrol. The idea is to shut down the Mounted Patrol Unit (MPU) and redeploy four formerly horse-mounted officers to work bike … Read more
Police Bureau budget cuts could lead to more officers on bikes
Portland’s Mounted Patrol Unit.(Photo: Police Bureau) The Portland Police Police Bureau, like all City bureaus, is facing another year of budget cuts. The PPB must reduce their budget for the coming year by 2% (other, non public safety bureaus have to cut 4%). One idea that has been proposed is to dissolve their Mounted Patrol … Read more