Mayor takes over Portland 911 center, rebukes poor leadership under Amanda Fritz

  • Source: Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon
  • Published: 06/16/2017 07:38 AM

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will take over management of Portland's 911 center from Commissioner Amanda Fritz after criticizing a "failure of leadership" and botched operations during her tenure. Two reports by the city's ombudsman revealed that bureau officials knowingly reported false wait time data for emergency calls to the City Council and that tens of thousands of emergency calls went untracked and unreturned. That will leave Fritz to run just one bureau: Portland Parks & Recreation. It marks the first time in at least 30 years that a Portland commissioner has been put in charge of just one bureau.


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