Portland City Council approves mayor's $600M budget

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The Portland City Council Wednesday approved a $600 million budget for the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year.

The budget includes a $25 million investment in the Joint Office of Homelessness Services that will be used to provide rent assistance, shelter and housing placement.

"I want to thank my colleagues for approaching this budget with an approach defined by collaborative problem-solving and fiscal discipline," Mayor Ted Wheeler said in a statement.

Read the entire budget here

The budget cut more than $1 million that was used for the Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit, more than $1 million that was used for the Subsidy of Land Use Program, nearly $95,000 that was used for the Dive Rescue Team, and about $96,000 that was used to maintain the rose garden at Ladd Circle.

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