How do disparate and inequitable property taxes influence our choices about the neighborhoods we live in? Oregon property taxes, through a series of ballot measures intended to reduce taxes for homeowners and make them more predictable, have become inequitable, overly complicated, and in need of a bold overhaul.
Join us for a panel discussion with Oregon State Representative Tobias Read and Eric Chambers, Senior Manager for City of Gresham’s Mayor Shane Bemis. We will learn about Oregon’s complicated property tax system, why undoing the current system is important, and how it will be done. This event will evaluate the findings and recommendations of City Club’s report, "Reconstructing Oregon's Frankentax: Improving the Equity, Financial Sustainability, and Efficiency of Property Taxes," and, more importantly, try to make sense of the tax system and its impact on our City and State. This event is free for members; $5 for nonmembers. Click here to reserve your seat!