No apologies: How Portland Commissioner Randy Leonard spent $4 million on side projects


The spending -- with Leonard's Water Bureau redirecting laid-off city employees into full-time work on the Rose Festival headquarters, Dodge Park and other efforts -- underscores commissioners' wide latitude under Portland's unusual form of government.

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    Water ratepayers should not have to pay for these pet project of Randy Leonard. And beyond that, we could find a lot of higher priorities for $4 million, as I've pointed out here>

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