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Task force takes its shot at goal

    A citizen task force studying whether to bring a Major League Soccer team to Portland will consider recommending the move Tuesday afternoon.

    The proposed recommendation notes that the plan is $20 million to $40 million short of its required budget, and urges the City Council to identify a source for the money that does not require higher taxes or cuts in existing agency budgets.

    The task force will take public testimony on the recommendation before making a decision at a 4 p.m. meeting Tuesday on the second floor of the Portland Building, 1120 S.W. Fifth Ave.  The city is studying the issue because Major League Soccer is scheduled to award two expansion team this year.

    — Excerpt from The Portland Tribune, February 24, 2009


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