Oh, please. Now Portland needs a CRO? Really? We have a Bureau of Emergency Services, and one for "Diversity and Equity". How about cutting the latter? After all, Streetcar Char-lie decided that he had to spend around sixty grand of taxpayer money to send a dozen white boys up to a mountain resort for three days to learn all about "white privilege" and stuff, so the B of D&E obviously isn't cutting it. This is the same guy who claimed that he'd cut down on the number of managers (when he was campaigning for orifice). Now? Hey! Let's add some more!
After all, it's a million dollars in "free money" - which, considering the average compensation package for managers in the City of Portland, weighing in at about a quarter of a million a year, means that he can hire a CRO for four years; after that, why, the city's going to need more taxes and fees to pay for it. You don't think that'll go away, do you? Hey, the inept B of D&E is still kicking around, costing us some $1.5 million per year.
But we don't have any money to pay for street maintenance, so they need to dig into your wallet a little deeper. Right.