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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

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May 2016 Primary Election City-Referred Measures

Measure 26-173 Motor Vehicles Fuels Tax 

Ballot Title Caption: Temporary Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax for Street Repair, Traffic Safety

On January 27, 2016, the Portland City Council Pased Resolution No. 37185, referring a measure to Portland voters on the May 17, 2016 Primary Election Ballot.  

Resolution

Ballot Title

Explanatory Statement

Additional Documents in E-Files

Ballot Title Challenge


Final Documents

Judge Immergut Stipulated Order

Notice of Measure Election - Final Ballot Title

Final Explanatory Statement


Status

1/28/16 - Resolution filed with City Elections Officer; seven-day ballot title challenge period begins. An elector may file a petition for review of the ballot title in the Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8th, 2016. 

2/8/16 - Ballot title challenge filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

3/8/16 - Final Ballot Title and Explanatory Statement filed with City and City Elections Officer via Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Immergut Stipulated Order

3/15/16 - Elections Officer Files Measure with Multnomah County Elections Office. County issues measure # 26-173.

5/17/2016 - Election held; measure passed by voters. View official results


BALLOT TITLE

CAPTION:

Temporary Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax for Street Repair, Traffic Safety

QUESTION:

Shall Portland adopt four year, 10 cents per gallon fuel tax dedicated to street repair, safety (including safer crossings, sidewalks)?

BALLOT SUMMARY:

Measure creates program dedicated to street repair, traffic safety through temporary, ten-cents per gallon tax on motor vehicle fuels in Portland for vehicles not subject to weight-mile tax, estimated to raise $64 million over four years.  Tax implemented no earlier than September 2016, expires in four years.  Establishes license requirements.

Project categories with examples in each category:

  • Street repair , ($35.8 million) - Parts of SE Foster, N Denver, NE Alberta
  • Safe Routes to School, ($8.8 million) – Lent Elementary traffic calming, David Douglas HS sidewalks, George Middle School crossings
  • Sidewalk completion, ($6.4 million) – SW Capitol Highway, NE 14th
  • High Crash Corridor safety improvements, ($3.9 million) - lighting on SE Powell, crosswalk improvements on NE Sandy, 82nd Avenue, SW Beaverton/Hillsdale Highway
  • Reducing bicycle / car conflicts, ($5.6 million) – two Neighborhood Greenways in East Portland, safer bicycle routes downtown
  • Intersection safety improvements, ($3.4 million) - focused on improving access to transit: NE MLK, US 30

Citizen oversight committee reviews expenditures, provides annual reports.  Audits required.