Development & Planning Spending

The below entries caught our attention as we browsed the  2002-03 annual report prepared by The Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission, an independent, impartial panel of citizen volunteers established to monitor the financial  affairs of local governments. Get the whole 265 page report from the county's TSCC web site.  

We are not accountants and may not understand these entries, but they sure look interesting:

Portland & METRO - $39 million spent on planning/development

Page 82: METRO: planning
Page 112: City of Portland: Community Development
Page 112: City of Portland: Sustainable Development
Page 113: City of Portland: Planning
Page 113: City of Portland: Special Appropriations-Community Development