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The complicated and confusing property tax laws in Oregon really tie up cities, municipalities and districts from collecting much needed revenue for improvements or essential services.

 

George Endicott, President of the League of Oregon Cities says the current tax caps have stymied some cities ability to fund needed services like fire and police.  

 

"The way it works now is there is a maximum cap on any property tax that a city can collect, a municipality, and there's a different cap on anything school districts can collect. So even if you approve an operating levy, you do a self-inflicted operating levy increase, they still can't collect the money because it exceeds that cap." 

 

He adds there is also another problem with "compression;" in that if cities need to use the money from an approved levy that goes beyond the cap, they have to take money from another levy funded service to keep it below the cap.

 

They are asking the legislature to ask voters to revise current measures to allow cities and the like to have more autonomy in tax collection.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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