Alliance weighs in on latest street funding concept



Alliance weighs in on latest street funding concept

Responding to a question from Portland Commissioner Steve Novick, the Alliance communicated its position on using a municipal gas tax to fund the maintenance backlog on the city’s road network.
Responding to a question from Portland Commissioner Steve Novick, the Alliance communicated its position on using a municipal gas tax to fund the maintenance backlog on the city’s road network. The Alliance is open to a discussion about a gas tax or other user-based revenue mechanisms, but its support will rely on whether or not our previously adopted principles are included. The Alliance continues to urge the city to also identify more of its own financial resources that can be used for maintenance and safety projects and that the maintenance backlog should be the highest priority for spending additional revenues. Lastly, the new revenues should be additive to funds already spend on street maintenance and safety, and reserved for that purpose. The Alliance will continue to stay engaged in the street funding discussion and advocate for a user-based revenue mechanism. Read the letter