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Portland, Gresham leaders push back on Multnomah County chair over ambulance staffing

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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Portland and Gresham leaders continue to push back on Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson’s reluctance to change ambulance staffing requirements in response to slow arrivals.

Portland Commissioner Rene Gonzalez, Gresham Mayor Travis Stovall, County Commissioners Julia Brim-Edwards and Sharon Meieran and the Gresham and Portland fire chiefs gathered Wednesday in the Centennial neighborhood at Fire Station 31 to blast the county chair. They chose the station because Portland and Gresham firefighters both operate from it.

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