Portland Business Alliance poll: Citizens want a vote on proposed street tax


The mayor and city commissioner say the people want a street tax, but can’t come to a consensus on what form it would take.

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The mayor and city commissioner say the people want a street tax, but can’t come to a consensus on what form it would take.

The PBA is especially opposed to the residential side of the fee—an income tax graded to charge more to wealthier taxpayers. The new poll focuses on the income tax proposal.

The poll, coordinated by the PBA and paid for by local businesses, signals that the business lobby is girding for a ballot war, and trying to pressure Hales and Novick into sending the street fee to voters. 

Read more at the Willamette Week.




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