PDX considers tax for arts

PDX considers tax for arts

The City Council will consider placing a measure on the ballot to collect a $35 tax on Portlanders to help fund school art programs and non-profit art organizations on Wednesday.

If approved by the council, the measure would be placed on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. If it is ratified by a majority of voters, the tax would apply to all city residents 18 and older who earn incomes above federal poverty guidelines.

The tax would be collected by the city Revenue Bureau, which would distribute the money to school districts within Portland and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. RACC would distribute the funds it receives to qualified non-profit art organizations that agree to increase the people they reach.

 

Read more in today's Portland Tribune.