The proposed budget the Portland Police Bureau handed to Mayor Charlie Hales Monday shows that to meet the mayor's demand for 10 percent cuts across the board, the department says it will ax the entire mounted patrol, school police and the property crimes divisions.
And according to a bid put out in late December, the old carpet in Central Precinct has also got to go.
Cedar Mill Construction of Portland has won a bid for $225,000 worth of remodeling work for the cops' main building on Southwest 2nd Avenue and Main Street.
Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simspon says it's basically new carpets and floors.
"At Central, we are relocating the captain's office to create a better pedestrian traffic flow near the report writing area," he tells WW in an email. "Cabinetry will be updated to accommodate the new copy/work station in the area as well. Reconfiguration of office cubicles will be done at this time. Wainscoting throughout Central (interior and hallways) will be replaced."
The large Wayne Sullivan Room on the 14th floor will get new kitchen appliances, cabinets and pass through window to accommodate larger traffic flow and provide better lighting.
Funding for the remodel comes from PPB's major maintenance budget and has been in the planning stages for many years, Simpson says.