Additional Safeguards Could Come To Portland City Hall

PORTLAND, Ore. — The city of Portland’s spring budget is being shaped right now.  The Office of Management and Finance is asking for just over $2 Million to increase security at city hall that could keep someone from ramming the building with a car or other forced entries.

According to Willamette Week, 8 safe rooms would be created.  They would be ballistic resistant and have high-security locking doors.  More cameras on-site would be added along with bomb detectors.

In addition, there’s a request for $69,000 to be spent on 2 more security guards to be in attendance at weekly city council meetings.  The climate across the country does not favor politicians and it’s believed Portland will continue to see some form of protests that could be violent.

This is coming at a time when the popularity of city leaders is very low and in general violence is up across the country.

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