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A group of activists demanding the resignation of Mayor Ted Wheeler and changes to the city's response to homelessness and protests shut down a Portland City Council meeting at City Hall Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Portland lost $1.4M, but city leaders aren’t saying how

A nonprofit did what it had done dozens of times before: submitted what’s known as a “draw request” to the city housing bureau, asking to withdraw some of the money awarded to them — this time for $1,468,775.59. The city did what it does many times every day: paid it. Only this time, the money went somewhere else.


Head of Portland’s embattled civic life bureau to depart

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who oversees the bureau, announced the departure in a joint statement with Office of Community & Civic Life departing leader Suk Rhee. The announcement followed widespread allegations of severe workplace dysfunction and abusive management within the department.