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(Portland, OR)  --  Portland City Council is delaying action on a proposal seeking deeper cuts to the Portland Police Bureau's budget.  Council members moved last night to delay action on a series of budget amendments including the proposal to reduce police funding after hearing public testimony from more than 150 people.  The council will now take up the amendments on November 5th.  Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty and Chloe Eudaly want to redirect 18-million dollars from PPB to food assistance programs for city residents, legal defense for people facing eviction and homeless services.  Mayor Ted Wheeler says he's opposed to the move, citing the 15-million-dollar diversion from four months ago.

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