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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

Text of 1% Payroll Tax for Schools Petition

Full text of Ordinance to be proposed by initiative:
An ordinance to levy a 1% payroll tax to fund public education in Portland.
The City of Portland ordains:
Section 1
Findings: our goal should be more than partially restoring the cuts in school programs over the last decade. The goal of this initiative is to fund the Portland schools sufficient to create an outstanding education for the children of Portland:
Direction: A one percent payroll tax shall be levied on all for profit and non profit businesses, corporations, and partnerships in the city of Portland, to take effect no later than 30 days after the passage of this initiative, to be dedicated to the public schools (Kindergarten - 12th grade) in Portland.