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Portland city council approves 5-year contract with Clean & Safe

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty cast the lone ‘no’ vote on a contract for central city security and sanitation, saying she had heard overwhelming concern from the public that the contract left major concerns unaddressed. But the rest of the council said they felt the agreement was necessary to help revitalize the city’s downtown post-pandemic and rehab its reputation. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler cited a public at its “wit’s end.”


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Portland mayor calls for faster roll-out of policing alternative

In a memo distributed this week, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler urged Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty to speed up the Portland Street Response, a highly-anticipated program that will dispatch a non-police response to certain 911 calls. The fire bureau began training staff for a pilot program on Monday.




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