Portland street free vote back in session

Portland street free vote back in session

Portland City Council will vote Wednesday on submitting a measure to the Nov. 4 general election ballot that will restrict funds raised by the new Transportation User Fee.

The council had been scheduled to consider the proposal City Charter change last Wednesday, June 11. Mayor Charlie Hales delayed the vote after council members received a letter from four business organizations with questions about the fee and council schedule.

Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick, who is developing the fee with Hales, says he wants the four associations to work with neighborhood business leaders on a proposal for the council to consider that would raises at least $53 million a year, the amount in his and Hales' first fee proposal.

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