b'EMPLOYMENTCleaning Up PortlandA tumultuous year put our Clean Start program to the test when downtown Portland accumulated more trash than ever before dueto an influx of discarded masks and gloves, nightly protests and shuttered businesses. Clean Start is a six-month homeless-to-work job training and mentorship program that fills cleaning and maintenance needs throughout Portland.Our crews were up to the task in 2020, donning protective face masks as they cleared away trash, removed graffiti and shoveled broken glass. They played a critical role in bringing our city together through the simple act of keeping our streets clean. Our Clean Start crews were an invaluable resource to keep Portland clean in 2020.'