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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

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1984 Street Lighting Fee Assessment

The following measure appeared on the Tuesday, November 6, 1984 General Election Ballot.
Charter Amendment Authorizing Street Lighting System Operation and Fee Assessment
QUESTION: Shall the City be given authority to operate a street lighting system, assess fees therefor, and issue street lighting bonds?
PURPOSE OF CHARTER AMENDMENT: This Charter amendment would authorize the City to operate a street lighting system and to assess and collect annual fees from properties within City limits for street lighting services received. Such fees would be required to be reasonably related to services received by the property and to equal expenses. Issuance of general obligation bonds payable primarily from annual lighting fees would be allowed. This system would replace the property tax levy currently funding street lights.