At the City Council's first Budget session for the 2014-15 fiscal year, we were treated to informational presentations from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the state of Oregon, and polling expert Adam Davis of DHM consultants. Really, really interesting. Honestly. Please read them, and post comments below.
Portland Jobs Analysis 2013 (Powerpoint presentation)
Portland Today – Council Work Session Slides
Job Polarization Study
Oregon Opinions Survey 2013
There is also information from the City Budget Office, which gives the good news that there is likely to be a small amount of money above current service level costs, in the next budget.
FY 2014-15 Budget Outlook