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Portland Tribune: Portland street fee: City polls on possibility of income tax -- City Hall Roundup

July 17, 2014 |

Portlanders were split at the prospect of paying a $12 monthly street fee three months ago.

Today, they're similarly divided about the creation of an income tax that could replace the street fee.

On Thursday, Portland Commissioner Steve Novick released details from a new survey that asked Portlander voters whether they'd support an income tax or higher business taxes to pay for street repairs.

The survey found that 50 percent of respondents supported a new income tax while 45 percent opposed it. The margin of error is 5.7 percent. (This sotry has been updated with the poll documents. Read the full breakdown of results).

Three months ago, support for the street fee – estimated at the time to be $8 or $12 monthly – registered at 44 to 47 percent. READ FULL ARTICLE