another chapter in the ongoing Portland-Multnomah County budget drama.
Jeff Cogen
Mayor Sam Adams

At the last meeting you confirmed that the work to date in creating this 70 percent "straw dog" proposal was the precursor to the discussion of whether and when and according to what criteria the creation of a new urban renewal area should occur. That discussion has not yet even begun.

I am completely mystified about how the work of this committee could conclude in 1 or 2 more meetings when we haven't even analyzed or discussed these foundational questions.

It appears that this conversation is being short circuited. Am I missing something here?