The Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, Jan. 6, approved an ordinance to adopt the Multnomah County Commission Redistricting Plan.
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Multnomah County Auditor said she doesn't think Joint Office was malicious or intentionally misleading
Auditor said she doesn't think Joint Office was malicious or intentionally misleading
Multnomah County auditor says there are discrepancies in homeless services
Jennifer McGuirk’s team found placements may have overstated by more than 20%.
Auditor Jennifer McGuirk raised concerns that the Joint Office of Homelessness (JOHS) may be misleading the public on the number of unhoused individuals that have found housing through its programs.
A report released by the Multnomah County Auditor showed the majority of the money received to help in COVID-19 recovery was directed toward housing and rent costs in the county.
An audit of how Multnomah County handled $160 million in federal pandemic aid found the money was managed well, in line with federal requirements and devoted primarily to helping people of color.
County officials are also obligated to adjust the districts of elected officials based on population totals in the 2020 census.
Like what happens for congressional and state legislative districts, redistricting on the county level also happens every 10 years to ensure people receive equal representation.
Through Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, people can view the draft map, compare it to current Commissioner districts, and share their feedback.
After the jail suspended in-person visitation due to COVID-19, the county auditor asked jail operators to expand other communication channels.