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Phone: 503-823-4682

fax: 503-823-4019

1221 SW 4th Ave. Suite 210, Portland, OR 97204

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Kptv: Portland street fee vote delayed five months

June 3, 2014 | kptv.com-- PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A vote on Portland's much-ballyhooed street fee, which could potentially cost Portland families up to $138 a year, has been pushed back to November.

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City officials said the street fee plan put forth by Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick remains on schedule for 2015, but the council vote on how to structure it won't take place Wednesday as originally scheduled.

Hales said talk of failure to fund city streets has been going on for well over a decade, and there have been several town halls, but he said some people "still haven't been heard yet."

"Postponing the council vote will give people time to weigh in on whether this is the best solution to this dire need, and to consider changes to make it work better," he said. READ FULL ARTICLE