June 16, 2014 | Portlandtribune.com--Two new public town halls have been set for comment on the proposed Transportation User Fee.
These are the first forums to be scheduled since the City Council agreed to consider a wide array of possible revenue sources, including residential and business fees, a motor vehicle fee, a gas tax, a sales tax, a business profits tax, or some combination of them.
“There’s no question that we need to pay to maintain our streets. If someone has a way to improve the Transportation User Fee and still raise $50 million a year, let’s hear it. Our community can no longer pretend that Congress or the state will save us from the need to invest in basic maintenance,” says Mayor Charlie Hales, who will attend the forums with Transportation Commission Steve Novick and Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat.
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