Portland City Council passes fall budget adjustment, emphasizing police and homeless support

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland City Council voted unanimously to adopt the 2021-22 Fall Supplemental Budget on Wednesday, completing the annual budget adjustment process. 

The updated budget incorporates $62 million in unexpected one-time revenue to fund a joint initiative with Multnomah County to boost homeless services and a package of investments to reform and re-staff the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).

The council voted on amendments and listened to four hours of public testimony on the supplemental budget at last week’s meeting, setting up an immediate second reading and vote on Wednesday. Mayor Ted Wheeler and each of the commissioners made statements as they announced their aye votes.

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