June 2,2014 | Oregonlive.com-- Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick are considering delaying a vote on a proposed street fee for Portland residents scheduled for Wednesday, according to two City Hall sources with knowledge of the situation.
City officials are expecting an announcement on Tuesday.
After last Thursday's 5 1/2 hour public hearing on the street fee proposal, all signs still pointed to a Wednesday vote on the ordinance, which would create a fee on all residences starting in July 2015. But public concerns appear to be driving backers of the street fee to reconsider that time frame.
If the vote is delayed, it would be the latest wrinkle in the past two weeks surrounding the street fee, pitched by Novick and Hales to create a new revenue stream to pay for long deferred street maintenance and safety programs in Portland. READ FULL ARTICLE