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The agreements bring the total payouts to managers to leave the troubled agency to $373,000.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Portland City Hall before it was closed by the COVID-19 pandemic.Two more employees from Portland's troubled Office of Community and Civic Life have been paid one year of salary in return for resigning after a damning independent report on the bureau's internal culture called them out as problematic employees.

Meg Juarez, a supervisor in the city's crime prevention program, will be paid $93,496 in return for resigning and agreeing not to sue the city, according to a targeted severance agreement released by the city through a public records request Monday, June 7. Dianne Riley, a supervisor with the East Portland Community Office, will be paid $101,897 in exchange for her resignation.

That brings the total amount the city has paid in civic life bureau employee payouts in recent months to over $373,000. The city agreed to pay former bureau director Suk Rhee, who was also singled out in the report, a little over $178,000 to resign in May. The city also paid $127,000 for the report itself.

That report, carried out by the strategic design consultancy firm ASCETA, panned the conduct of five employees, alleging they played a significant role in causing dysfunction within the bureau.

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