On 9-1 vote advancing it, one member takes issue with priorities of sheriff; committee OKs spending plan for county and seven associated agencies.

A $1 billion budget for Clackamas County and associated agencies for the coming year is one step away from final approval.

The budget advances to a vote of the county commissioners on June 29. It includes money for seven special districts that are legally separate but governed by commissioners.

But the 9-1 vote Tuesday (June 6) by the Clackamas County Budget Committee, which consists of the five commissioners and five public members, drew a stinging dissent from a member aimed at Sheriff Craig Roberts.

Ed Mura of Colton made clear his dissatisfaction with what he feels is a lack of traffic enforcement leading to fatal crashes, a lack of school resource officers and no response to bad behavior by marijuana growers in rural areas.

Mura also singled out the case of Jeff Green, the now-retired sheriff's detective who faces multiple charges by the district attorney of official misconduct for alleged failure to investigate serious crimes, including child abuse.

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