Portland mayor announces sweeping city bureau assignment changes



Portland mayor announces sweeping city bureau assignment changes

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Wednesday announced sweeping changes to the bureaus he has assigned himself and other city commissioners to oversee.  

As mayor, Wheeler has the power to give and rescind bureau leadership assignments to City Council members. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday most of the changes Wheeler has now publicly announced.

Wheeler announced he will keep his posts as commissioner in charge of police, housing, planning, development, and management and finance.

He will add to already his packed portfolio the Bureau of Development Services, which handles most city building permit duties. Wheeler said in an executive order announcing the bureau changes he hopes to "decrease the time and hassle of permitting projects."

 

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