When it comes to the future of Portland’s housing it isn’t always a question of supply and demand. Sometimes, it’s a question of past versus future. On April 6 the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce hosted “Eggs & Issues: Preserving Portland’s Identity: The Future of Portland Housing” at the Holiday Inn By The Bay. More than 480 people attended the discussion and networking breakfast.
Inside City Hall Chris Quint, PCCC City Council Liaison April 15, 2016
City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended FY17 operating budget for the city to the City Council on April 4. The $236 million annual budget is approximately $11 million more than the FY16 operating budget, a 5% increase. The City Council voted unanimously to refer the budget to the Finance Committee and agreed to a schedule of hearings to discuss the various elements of the City Manager’s budget.
May 2 – City Council – First reading of the budget and public hearing
May 9 – City Council – Budget workshop
May 16 – City Council – Second reading and vote
City Manager Jennings emphasized that his proposed budget is part of his effort to “right size” city government, like his effort to streamline and create efficiencies in the permitting process, and focus on providing basic infrastructure services.
Read the City Manager’s overview of his proposed budget here.