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Proposed Portland Parks and Recreation Budget Reductions – Letter from Director Mike Abbate

Dear Friends and Partners,  PP&R, in collaboration with Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the Bureau’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) has submitted the Bureau’s Requested Budget to Mayor Hales. Our BAC includes the Parks Board, representatives from the neighborhood coalitions and representatives from the African Youth and Community Organization (AYCO), Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) […]

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Getting Ready for the “Big One” and Other Emergencies Too!

In the event of a major disaster, neighbors helping neighbors will be the way we survive until help comes from the outside. From now through December, SMILE is offering a set of three, one-hour sessions on preparing for earthquakes and other disasters. We are looking for volunteers to help by hosting/or helping with “Block Parties”. […]

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