The Alliance consistently advocates for fair and appropriate business taxes and fees for Portland-region businesses to encourage an environment in which businesses can grow and add jobs. Additionally, the Alliance regularly weighs in on various government budgets to ensure that the business voice is heard during budgetary discussions.
Recent Taxes & Budgets policy updates:
To view older policy updates than listed above, view the Taxes & Budgets issue archive
Mayor Wheeler to prioritize affordable housing bond spending
On Dec. 14, Portland City Council approved spending up to $51 million to purchase a 263-unit apartment complex, $37 million of which may come from the $258 million affordable housing bond approved by voters in November. The affordable housing bond is expected to create or preserve a total of 1,300 low-income housing units. In early January, Mayor Wheeler halted further spending in order to identify a strategy and priorities for the deployment of funds. The Alliance, in supporting the voter-approved bond, urged the city to ensure the revenues are used efficiently to maximize the number of units created or preserved. The Alliance will continue to work with Mayor Wheeler on that effort.
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