This morning, Metro accounted that Portland's director of the City Budget Office, Andrew Scott, has accepted a job as Metro's deputy chief operating officer. Scott is the third director of a city bureau to leave in a week, raising questions about the future for several key bureaus.
Portland's City Budget Office was created in 2012, and Scott was the first director of the new department. Metro announced Scott's switch this afternoon—he will start there June 26 and oversee various Metro departments, including finance and research.
Last week, Portland Parks Director Mike Abbaté announced that he was leaving his department, reportedly to return to landscape architecture.
Portland's Parks Director Mike Abbaté is stepping down this week to pursue landscape architecture after 7 years in the department. He has left a great legacy, perhaps best described by this amazing photo. #Portland #Parks pic.twitter.com/iAqblgnFwd
— Kelly Kenoyer (@KenoyerKelly) May 8, 2018
According to the Oregonian, Scott is the 11th department head to resign during Mayor Ted Wheeler's term.