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The City of Portland, Oregon

Chloe Eudaly

Commissioner, City of Portland

General Information: 503-823-4682


1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 210, Portland, OR 97204

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#152 Special Election Ballot/Transient Lodgings Tax

 Item# 152  Refer amendments to the City of Portland Charter, Chapter 7, Finance, to the May 16, 2017 Special Election Ballot to authorize Council to interpret and administer provisions of the Transient Lodgings Tax  (Resolution)  15 minutes requested

This Charter amendment is necessary to ensure that the City is able to collect the appropriate
amount of Transient Lodging Taxes from all entities that provide lodging occupancy for a period
less than monthly, or accept reservations and payments for lodging occupancy less than monthly,
within the City of Portland; this includes "sharing economy" short-term rentals. The Charter
amendment is expected to increase (and preserve) City of Portland Housing Investment Fund
revenues but there is no current estimate of how much this would be.

Agenda Item #152

Portland City Council Agenda Wednesday February 15, 2017: