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sorry meant to say "new funding [is]...directed almost exclusively to new street outreach and congregate shelter"
-- there is some funding for motels and other things. But definitely not the main thrust of it.
RIGHT NOW Joann Hardesty is hammering on the budget plan on homelessness, clearly skeptical.
Exactly, Joseph. There's a huge windfall of funding, and it's being directed exclusively to new street outreach particularly cleanup/clearance, and congregate shelter that we know much of unhoused population won't go to. While still NOT creating safe, legal places sufficient for everyone to be, non-criminalized.
Thousands of Portland's most needy and marginalized people continue to live in daily fear, denied the most basic rights of security and space, while huge spending goes to new salaries and contracts to the sector managing it.
Meanwhile, the houseless and wide swathes of allied community are eager and ready to work on, and are working on, more self-determining, self-governed "spaces of hope", places of regeneration -- how are the city & county priorities/policies helping this?
including raising the question of how this direction could meet muster with Boise v. Martin
court ruling and new Oregon law HB 3115
which will soon make city laws widely challengeable if they enable camp clearances in the absence of sufficient alternative legal places to be.
** CITY COUNCIL BUDGET WORK SESSION - 2PM TODAY **
Today at 2pm, the Portland City Council will be holding a vitally important work session around the Fall Budget Monitoring Process (Fall BMP) to discuss how we should spend one time funds available to address top priorities like safety and houselessness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONfzDBMgAOs
As usual and increasingly so with public meetings, there is no public chat or means of peer-to-peer contact/visibility.
SUGGESTION, for this and other public meetings: use social media especially Twitter and use HASHTAG #pdxmtg
(following the practice widely & helpfully used in Oakland & Berkeley, with #oakmtg and #berkmtg).
RIGHT NOW Joann Hardesty is critiquing the budget plan on homelessness.
On Thu, Nov 4, 2021 at 12:30 PM Joseph Purkey <jpurkey@...
I wish they would stop wasting money on sweeps until people actually have somewhere better to go. That continues to feel like throwing money away to make lives more difficult when people are already clearly struggling.
Joseph Purkey, Principal
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AGENDA - NOV 3
Time | Agenda Item | Presenter | Action
5 min Welcome - Board
Co-Chairs - Informational
10 min Introductions All - Informational
Open for Public Comment: Up to five people, two minute limit per
All - Discussion
20 min Governance Presentation - Marc/Josh - Informational
40 min Governance Discussion - Marc/Josh - Discussion
30 min Budget Feedback - Josh/Marc - Informational/
5 min Additional Public Comment All - Discussion
5 min General Updates & Announcements - All - Informational
Budget materials for meeting aren't [yet] posted, but here's some media coverage for overview:
Basically, $38M of new city/county spending on homelessness, Mayor Wheeler and Chair Kafoury are proposing a joint spending plan that is primarily street outreach and cleanup services, and congregate shelter.
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Weds 3-5pm: A Home For Everyone - Coordinating Board
HOW TO CONNECT: use Zoom link
1) go to http://ahomeforeveryone.net/coordinating-board
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3) under current meeting date, click on "meeting agenda"
4) click on underlined link in text: "Follow this link to view the meeting as a member of the public from your computer or the Zoom mobile app."
April 7 agenda:
HOW TO GIVE PUBLIC COMMENT
Starting with the April 7 meeting, "Members of the public will not be able to participate directly outside of public comments, but will be able to hear and see meeting participants and shared materials. The meeting will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the start time.
"Attendees may submit comment in writing to AHFE@... to be read aloud by Joint Office Staff, or provide their comment verbally. Time allotted for public comments is up to five people, two minute limit per person. An additional period for public comment has been added at the end of the agenda."
[formerly, public participants could use the Zoom chat channel to comment, ask questions, discuss, or add notes. For spoken Public Comment, it is not quite clear how speaking slots are now requested or assigned - try emailing AHFE@...?].
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