Discussions are well underway for the City of Portland 2013-2014 Budget. In tough financial times funding for SE Uplift is facing budget cuts of 10% that will result in the loss of one SE Uplift staff person. In addition to that 10% funding loss, the community will most likely also lose all remaining neighborhood small grant funds.
SE Uplift helps our neighborhood greatly and we have directly benefited from the small grants program two years in a row with our neighborhood banners and now the mural project we have underway.
Community members are invited to attend the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) budget work session, budget forum or hearing to show support and to have their voices heard. Opportunities to participate include:
ONI City Council Budget Work Session
Friday, April 5th, 1:15-1:45 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Avenue
No public testimony but attendance is important!
City of Portland Community Budget Forum
Thursday, April 11th, 6:30-8:30 PM, Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn Street
Public testimony welcomed.
Public testimony on the Mayor’s proposed budget can be given on May 16th. See details and other resources at the Community Budget Forums page.