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OREGONLIVE.COM: Portland Street Fee: Committees study capping fees for businesses, linking residential rate to income

August 13, 2014 | Portland transportation officials have a new street fee proposal that would cap monthly charges for businesses at $135 a month – a massive reduction compared to the city's earlier plan.

After sharing the proposal with businesses leaders at a work group on Monday, the city will refine its so-called "business entity fee" and provide a clear explanation about the methodology, Portland's top executive said in a memo Wednesday.

Before a meeting Aug. 25, the city will compile administrative cost estimates and look at ideas to potentially phase out the fee.

Dylan Rivera, a spokesman for the Bureau of Transportation, said city officials estimate the new model READ FULL ARTICLE