The Portland City Council approved a new deal with the Portland Timbers Wednesday that will exempt the team from about $5 million in ticket taxes in exchange for the team investing $50 million in a stadium expansion projected to add 3,000 to 4,000 seats to Providence Park. That represents a change from an earlier tax break agreement that would have cost the city $2 million in foregone ticket taxes over a longer period of time.
The Portland Timbers are teed up to get even larger tax break for their planned stadium expansion than the one the Portland City Council approved in May: an estimated $5 million in foregone ticket taxes, up from $2 million in the May deal. City finance officials agreed to the change in exchange for moving up the timeline for when the Timbers will again pay the full rate.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will take over management of Portland's 911 center from Commissioner Amanda Fritz after criticizing a "failure of leadership" and botched operations during her tenure. Two reports by the city's ombudsman revealed that bureau officials knowingly reported false wait time data for emergency calls to the City Council and that tens of thousands of emergency calls went untracked and unreturned. That will leave Fritz to run just one bureau: Portland Parks & Recreation.
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Selecting a term
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