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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

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Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title (02/15/17)

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by the Portland City Council to qualified voters at the May 16, 2017 Special Election has been filed with the Elections Office of the City of Portland on February 15, 2017.

An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 P.M., Monday, February 27th, 2017.

The ballot title is as follows:

BALLOT TITLE

CAPTION:

Amends Charter: Authorizes City Council to interpret Transient Lodgings Tax.

QUESTION:

Shall City Council be authorized to interpret and administer provisions of the Transient Lodgings Tax by ordinance?

SUMMARY:

City voters have previously authorized a tax on rentals of any place in the City of Portland of space designed or intended for lodging of less than 31 days, commonly called the Transient Lodgings Tax.  This measure amends the City Charter Section 7-113 to provide the City Council authority to administer and interpret provisions of the City’s Transient Lodgings Tax, by ordinance as legislative action.