June 28th, 2010 | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, City Hall

Portland Auditor: Job-Creation Plan Still a Work in Progress

Sam Adams

City of Portland Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade today issued a status report on Mayor Sam Adams' 2009 stimulus plan designed to fast-track $500 million in local spending and create 4,985 jobs. Her conclusion?

Jobs audit Part 1

That last part of fewer jobs than expected didn't surprise Portland auditors. "Those are not Portland problems," says Drummond Kahn, director of the city's Audit Services Division. "Those are symptoms of any job-counting program."

The chart below summarizes the status of several major construction projects from 2009 and 2010.

Jobs audit Part 3
 
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