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Hardesty, Gonzalez spar over Portland homelessness and crime

Gonzalez, a centrist attorney, has espoused a “tough love” approach to the city’s problems, calling for more police and prosecution of low-level crimes. Hardesty, the first Black woman elected to city council, has earned a reputation as one of the region’s most progressive electeds and most vocal police critics.