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Portland Mercury: It's Not A "Street Fee." It's a "Transportation Utility Fee." Here's What it Looks Like.

May 22, 2014 | Portland Mercury-- If you read the Mercury's post from earlier this morning, you already know a lot about the fee Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick will propose to city council next week.

As described this morning— on a sun-kissed knoll in SE Portland and with a backdrop of police officials, business owners, active transportation types and various dignitaries— it's now officially being called a "transportation user fee," or TUF. And Hales and Novick say they've got the votes to put it into place in July 2015. (Denis wrote this week that Amanda Fritz is looking like the crucial third vote.)

As the Mercury was first to report yesterday, the proposal involves an $11.56 monthly fee on single-occupancy households, with a $8.09 monthly charge to low-income households. There's also a fee of $6.79 per month for households in READ FULL ARTICLE