Portland and Multnomah County are going to spend $30 million per year to "combat homelessness". Naturally, this means they need to hire more highly-compensated "public servants" to staff their brand-new office:
On Wednesday, the Portland City Council voted unanimously for a new Joint Office for Homeless Services. The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is expected to approve the deal Thursday.
City and county officials say they'll more effectively serve the homeless by putting government employees and finances under one roof.
As noted here previously, the city of Anchorage, Alaska has a much better (and far less expensive) idea: instead of "serving the homeless (which isn't a government function in the first place), they plan to hire the homeless as part-time city employees tasked with cleaning up the debris in homeless camps and elsewhere; thus making them productive community members rather than freeloading parasites.
But that's not how Democratic roll around here - they prefer to throw millions in taxpayer dollars into multiple wheelbarrows and pay government employees to wheel them off.