FY 2018-19 city budget process underway



FY 2018-19 city budget process underway

With the city of Portland’s budget currently under development for FY 2018-19, the Alliance sent a letter to Mayor Wheeler outlining top priorities for the coming year and emphasizing the need for the budget to reflect Portlanders’ concerns. These priorities, which align with public sentiment found in the recent poll conducted by DHM Research on behalf of the Alliance, include addressing homelessness, increasing the supply of affordable housing, ensuring public safety and investing in our infrastructure.
 
The Alliance supports an increase in resources for the Portland Police Bureau to enable community policing and address livability concerns, continued funding for homeless services, housing to increase supply and creating new permanent supportive housing, and more investment in transportation infrastructure focused on maintenance and congestion relief.