April 6th, 2010 | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, City Hall

City Hall: Mayor Releases Budget Memo, Calls For Immediate Cuts

City Hall
Mayor Sam Adams today released his budget memo [PDF] about the need for further cuts to this year's budget and the next.

The news Tuesday comes a day later than expected. The mayor's memo to his City Council colleagues singled out the Portland Police Bureau, already battered by recent events, as having overspent its budget by "up to $5 million" but offered no explanation for how that happened or why the city's financial planners didn't intervene sooner. Adams also said other city bureaus have spent a higher percentage of their budgets. But those bureaus weren't identified.

Tuesday's memo also says the city's revenue from business license fees is excepted to fall $2 million to $4 million below forecast.
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