Cogen "Shocked" by Hales Cutting Mental-Health Facility Funding

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Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen held a "heated" meeting with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales this afternoon, saying he's "shocked and concerned" that the mayor's proposed budget eliminates funding for a a 16-bed mental-health crisis center where Portland police can take people in mental distress—but rarely do."I shared with the mayor my feelings," Cogen says. "The idea that the city—which is currently ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

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