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Monday, March 1, 2004

Breath of fresh air, cont'd

While rounding up last week's papers for the weekly recycling, I stumbled across an Oregonian article about the City of Portland's new, harder look at property tax abatements. The City Council, in a long overdue move, is now contemplating periodic reviews of abatements over their terms (typically 10 years) to make sure that they are financially necessary and producing a public benefit.

And which city commissioner do you think is spearheading that effort? I'll give you three guesses.

Comments (3)

Also see Leonard's push to get local businesses to pay their taxes.

Is revocation of an abatement a taking?

Only if you're a Republican.

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