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Oregon’s mayors are telling state lawmakers they need space, or rather freedom from state tax codes set in the mid-90's that limit their cities' abilities to re-set assessed value of properties to reflect growth in the economy. George Endicott, President of the League of Oregon Cities says property taxes have, essentially, remained stagnant because of Measure Five. Endicott, Mayor of Redmond in Central Oregon, says cities must still provide services and their costs change with inflation - that's why they need more room to call for local option levies and tax codes changes. They’re trying to convince lawmakers to put the topic on the Oregon ballot.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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