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Portland Tribune: Street fee prompts look at low income discounts

June 2,2014 |Portlandtribune.com--Although the City Council is scheduled to vote on the residential street fee on Wednesday, Commissioner Steve Novick believes it needs to be tweaked to ensure that more households are eligible for low income discounts.

Novick also believes the same is true for the low income discounts offered by the Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Service, which operates the city's sewer system and stormwater management programs.

In a Monday morning email to Commissioner Nick Fish, Novick notes that renters in multifamily buildings to do current qualify for the water and BES discount programs. The same thing could happen with the residential street fee if the council does not work to address it.

In the email, Novick says he and Fish have agreed to work together to extend all of the current and proposed discount programs to as many renters as possible. The water bureau and BES recently briefed the council on their programs. READ FULL ARTICLE