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Portland City Council members may just have 1 staffer each in 2025

Portland is entering a historic new chapter in city government with an increasingly light wallet. Those tasked with overseeing the government change are now concerned that the city’s budget shortfalls could hinder its ability to start its next chapter off right.


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A stone, turn-of-the-century city hall looms under a clear blue sky.

New Baker City Council attempts to split from its tumultuous past

A previous iteration of the council imploded in September after political acrimony and a wave of resignations left the city’s governing body with no members. The Baker County Board of Commissioners appointed new councilors in October, who faced one of their first challenges when they took action on a contentious public safety fee that helped tear apart the last council.



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