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As part of the fall budget process, Rubio is expected to ask her colleagues on the city council for money dedicated to a “community engagement process” that examines what to do with the five statues that were taken down last year.
Every City Council member is crafting their own ideas for how to spend the money. This week, Commissioner Mingus Mapps put his proposal on the table - one he predicts will be potentially the most contentious ask made during the upcoming budget monitoring process, a period when council members make changes to the budget they approved in the summer.
There have been 73 homicides in Portland in 2021, a record number before the year is even over. Three-quarters of those deaths were caused by people wielding guns.