Friday, November 25, 2011

Occupy Portland City Costs Nearing $1.5 Million

The Portland Tribune:
"The cost of rehabilitating Chapman and Lownsdale squares after five weeks of an Occupy Portland encampment could be substantial, with the price tag hitting $100,000 or more. That is in addition to the police overtime costs for dealing with the protesters, currently pegged at nearly $1.3 million and rising."


MAX Redline said...

I'm sure that the "99%" will pick up all the costs.

T. D. said...

Fortunately (or unfortunately) this is a blip in Portland's bloated budget.

Remember when they had lots of money to underwrite political campaigns?


Up to $450,000 for mayoral candidates. Shoot, Occupy Portland isn't even up to what was spent from 2006 to 2010 to finance campaigns ($1,755,019). Still more than a quarter million dollars to go.