Alliance supports city of Portland gas tax



 Alliance supports city of Portland gas tax

The Alliance expressed its support for the city of Portland’s four-year, 10-cent local gas tax that has been referred to voters for the May 2016 election.
The Alliance expressed its support for the city of Portland’s four-year, 10-cent local gas tax that has been referred to voters for the May 2016 election. The funds will go toward transportation safety and maintenance. The Alliance supports this revenue mechanism because it is user-based; has low administrative overhead; requires voter approval; cannot be diverted to other uses per the Oregon constitution and won’t inflate annually. The Alliance has long supported a well-maintained and safe transportation system to move goods and people; without additional investment in maintenance, fixing the city’s streets will be exponentially more expensive as things deteriorate further.