Multnomah County board votes to expand 2024 budget by $60M for homelessness, housing crisis
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to adjust the 2024 year budget to include more than $60 million to fund solutions for the housing crisis and homelessness on Thursday.
Suspect in Erika Evans' homicide arraigned by Multnomah County
Discover the latest developments as Multnomah County District Attorney's office arraigns a suspect linked to the tragic homicide of Erika Evans. Uncover the details of this fatal shooting case that has gripped the community.
Fairview City to Host Free Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event for Local Residents on October 21, 2023
Fairview City is collaborating with Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Fairview Public Safety Advisory Committee. They are hosting a free shredding and electronics collection event on October 21, 2023. The event will be at Fairview City Hall, 1300 NE Village Street, Fairview, Oregon 97024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Dan Field claims spending on homelessness is up
In a KOIN TV interview Sunday, Oct. 1, Joint Office of Homeless Services boss Ken Field claimed the agency has spent more in the first financial quarter of the year than in the previous three quarters. The joint office has a $294 million budget, about $40 million of which comes from the city of Portland. But they have had a hard time getting that money out the door. As a result, one of the biggest criticisms of the joint office is a perceived lack of...
'I am disgusted by this proposal': Fiery rhetoric surrounds Multnomah County vote on $62M for homeless services
PORTLAND, Ore. — After some cutting exchanges, Multnomah County commissioners succeeded Thursday in passing a plan for over $62 million in unspent funding intended for homeless services, which will distribute one-time funding for a number of different homelessness and behavioral health programs. The plan was not without significant criticism, as one commissioner called it rushed and "cobbled together."
Portland Police arrest 22 people in retail theft mission
PORTLAND, Ore. — Police arrested 22 people on theft and other charges earlier this week during a targeted retail theft mission in East Portland near Mall 205, Gateway, and Menlo Park. During Monday’s mission, officers also recovered three stolen vehicles, four illegally-owned guns, and nearly $6,400 in stolen goods....
Controversial Decision: Multnomah County Allocates $62M for Homelessness
Witness the intense debate among Multnomah County commissioners as they pass a controversial plan to allocate $62M of unspent funds towards homeless services. Tune in to understand the complexities and implications of this decision on homelessness in the county.
Man indicted in 2022 killing of woman at Portland park
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Multnomah County grand jury has indicted a 38-year-old man in the 2022 killing of a woman. Police allege Jake Phillips shot and killed 26-year-old Erika Evans on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Wallace Park, which is near Chapman Elementary School in Northwest Portland. Phillips has...
Heated Discussions And Disagreements As Multnomah County Approves Plan To Spend 62.5 Million
Portland, Ore. — Multnomah County commissioners have approved a plan to allocate over $62 million in unspent funding for homeless services. This funding, which includes Supportive Housing Services tax dollars and unexpected federal funding, will be distributed across various homelessness and behavioral health programs. The plan covers seven key areas, including expanding homeless shelters, enhancing behavioral health and addiction services, establishing homeless day centers, and addressing issues in Portland’s Central Eastside.
Marathon to impact traffic on several downtown bridges Sunday
The annual Portland Marathon will impact traffic on several bridges maintained by Multnomah County this Sunday, Oct. 1. Officials encourage motorists to plan ahead for potential traffic delays and use caution while traveling in the downtown area. Broadway Bridge: From 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. the Broadway Bridge will be closed to motorized vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Runners will be using the bridge during these times. Use alternative routes. Burnside Bridge:...
Multnomah County arraigns suspect in connection to homicide of Erika Evans
The Wallace Park shooting victim was 26 years old.
Multnomah County's messy vote to spend $62M on homelessness | Your Thoughts
After some heated debate, Multnomah County commissioners passed a plan for its unspent homeless services funds. Here's what you had to say.
Grand Jury Indicts Dominic Austin on Multiple Charges for Harassing Neighbors, Violating a Stalking Order
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a grand jury indicted Dominic Raymond Austin, 19, on 33 charges related to multiple incidents of harassing his neighbors at a Gresham apartment building:. Three counts of Attempted Burglary in the First Degree. Four counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Release of complete grand jury transcripts in fatal Portland police shooting
Dive into the intricate details of a deadly Portland police shooting as the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office releases the full grand jury transcript. Uncover the proceedings and revelations surrounding this controversial case.
Auditor McGuirk Highlights Good Government Hotline, Local Events, and Hispanic Heritage Month in September 2023 Newsletter
In her September 2023 newsletter, Auditor Jennifer McGuirk thanked county employees and residents for their support of the Good Government Hotline. This hotline allows people to report suspected inefficiency, fraud, and abuse in the county government. It's not just for county employees, but for anyone in the county. People can submit tips online or by phone, and can choose to stay anonymous. The Hotline Director, Marc Rose, is available for discussions.
Multnomah County board approves $60M budget expansion to address homelessness and housing crisis
Discover how the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is tackling the homelessness and housing crisis head-on. With a 4-1 vote, they've decided to expand the 2024 budget by over $60 million. Tune in to understand the implications of this significant move.
Full grand jury transcripts released in deadly Portland police shooting
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has released the full grand jury transcript from proceedings involving the death of Immanueal Clark-Johnson in 2022. It’s been nearly a month since a grand jury returned a “not true” bill in the death investigation of 30-year-old Clark-Johnson – meaning jurors found the use of […]