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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

A win for the Arts Tax

We are pleased to report that the Portland Arts Education & Access Income Tax passed a major legal hurdle yesterday, when Circuit Judge Kelly Skye ruled that the tax is constitutional

June 28, 2013

We are pleased to report that the Portland Arts Education & Access Income Tax passed a major legal hurdle yesterday, when Circuit Judge Kelly Skye ruled that the tax is constitutional.

Portlanders showed their overwhelming support for the arts in November 2012 when they approved the Arts Tax measure with 62% of the vote.

The tax will fund Portland-area school teachers and arts-focused nonprofit organizations throughout the community.

Mayor Hales press release

 

Portland arts tax survives its third legal challenge, deemed constitutional

Ryan Kost in The Oregonian

 

City Prevails in Second Arts Tax Challenge

Dirk Vanderhart in The Portland Mercury

 

Arts Tax Ruled Constitutional

Aaron Mesh in Willamette Week

Powell Butte Reservoir

This morning, Portland Water Bureau staff took Nick on a tour of Powell Butte.

June 28, 2013

This morning, Portland Water Bureau staff took Nick on a tour of Powell Butte.

In 1925, the City of Portland bought a piece of land at what is now known as Powell Butte for $135,000. In the late 1800s the butte was part of a cattle farm and dairy. Now, the butte is home to a wildlife sanctuary, public trails and green spaces, and our public reservoirs.

The first reservoir at Powell Butte was built in 1979 and became operational in 1981. The completion of a second 50 million gallon reservoir is expected this fall.

For more information on the Powell Butte Reservoir project, please visit the Portland Water Bureau online.