PORTLAND, Ore. – Donald Trump’s campaign cut the City of Portland a check for more than $18,000 in August.
The reason? For money the city spent sending police officers to Eugene for the Republican presidential candidate’s rally in May.
A copy of the $18,712.78 check was posted on the City of Portland’s website.
Based on audits, it was determined the city spent more than $180,000 in recent years on protecting candidates campaigning or fundraising in Portland, but had not sought reimbursement.
In April, auditors recommended that the Portland Police Bureau bill candidates for the costs. In June, Portland police billed the Trump campaign, which returned a check for the amount on Aug. 26.
“We appreciate the Police Bureau’s efforts to implement our audit recommendations and are pleased with the immediate impact of our audit and the resulting reimbursement to Portland for its overtime costs to provide City services for campaign events,” audit service workers wrote on the city’s website.
They said they’ll follow up on visits from any other candidate who campaigns in the area this election cycle.