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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

Title for 1% Payroll Tax for Schools Petition

Ballot Title Prepared by City Attorney:
 
Caption: Levy payroll tax dedicated to public schools in Portland.
 
Question: Shall Portland levy a one percent payroll tax on all Portland businesses to fund public schools in Portland?
 
Summary: This measure would enact a City of Portland ordinance imposing a one percent payroll tax on all for-profit and non-profit businesses, corporations and partnerships in Portland. The proceeds of the tax would be dedicated to public schools in Portland for kindergarten through 12th grade. The measure would take effect no later than 30 days after its passage.