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Oregonlive:Portland City Council postpones vote on street fee charter amendment

June 10, 2014 | Oregonlive.com-- Mayor Charlie Hales once again postponed a vote to place a street fee charter amendment on November's ballot. The measure was scheduled for tomorrow's City Council meeting.

The mayor's office hasn't confirmed a new date for the vote, but spokesman Dana Haynes says it's likely it will be ready next week. "We decided we didn't need it this week," Haynes said. "The mayor has to err on the side of doing it right rather than doing it fast."

The original language of the charter amendment, which restricts how the street fee resources are allocated, requires that the "majority of funds" generated go toward transportation maintenance and safety improvements. Commissioner Amanda Fritz introduced a change last week that would send 80 percent of the fee revenues towards these areas. READ FULL ARTICLE