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City Council Votes Against Deeper Budget Cuts To PPB

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland City Council is rejecting a proposal to make more budget cuts to the Portland Police Bureau.  City council members voted three-to-two against the proposal yesterday.  The proposal from Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty would have reallocated 18-million dollars from PPB to invest in a new model of community safety, directing the money to emergency food programs, protections for renters and homeless support services.  Police Chief Chuck Lovell argued the move would lead to officer layoffs and hurt public safety.  The Council already eliminated 15-million dollars from the bureau earlier this year.

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