Nov. 6, 1990: Voters approve Measure 5…

40th Anniversary
Barbara Roberts should have been celebrating. She had scraped by as a single mother and raised an autistic son. She also won election to school boards, the Oregon House and eventually secretary    More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARK ZUSMAN, BRENT WALTH

The Oregonian Double Paid Its Property Tax Bill

The paper gave the county an extra $500,000 by mistake


Let no one question how seriously The Oregonian takes the obligation to pay property taxes.Last month, the state's biggest newspaper rolled out a story package on the metropolitan area's biggest property "tax scofflaws," naming an assortment of people ranging from a failed congressional candidate to ex-NBA star Rasheed Wallace. The story came complete with a meticulous interactive map of every building ...   More
Friday, December 6, 2013 by Alex Tomchak Scott

Dr. Know: Appreciation Deprecation

Can property tax assessments be appealed?

Dr. Know
I got my property tax assessment, and it’s gone way up—even though I’ve made no improvements to the property! It’s nice that my house is worth more, but I feel gouged. Can these assessme   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Poll Finds Oregonians Open to Property Tax Changes


Lawmakers in Salem are considering many changes in Oregon's property tax system, hoping to address issues of fairness, compression and, in some cases, they're trying to bust the limits created by ballot measures over the past 23 years. Prior to the session, the  League of Oregon Cities, which wants to see a variety of changes, commissioned polling (PDF) on property taxes, which is now circulating ...   More
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Steve Novick Blogs Ambitious Agenda

That's great, it starts with an earthquake.


It didn't take Steve Novick long to lay out his City Council agenda. It took six minutes, in fact. On Dec. 31, the day before Novick was sworn in as a Portland City Commissioner, he launched a blog on the city's website. The first five posts—published between 3:12 pm and 3:18 pm—lay out a series of ambitious policy initiatives.They're not new concepts. Novick, a former environmental lawyer, began ...   More
Thursday, January 3, 2013 AARON MESH


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