We're honored to have the support of the City Club of Portland. The nonpartisan organization, founded in 1916 and boasting over 1,800 members throughout the city, has been heavily engaged in the conversation about how best to address Portland's potholes and unsafe streets. Last week, City Club of Portland endorsed a YES vote on Measure 26-173 with this statement:
Ballot in hand? Vote YES on the temporary gas tax.
The City Club of Portland urges Portlanders to vote YES on Measure 26-173. Having closely studied the issue over the last two years, City Club believes that this temporary gas tax represents an important first step at raising revenue to fix our deteriorating streets.
A YES vote on Measure 26-173 is not just a vote for safer streets, paving potholes, and safer routes to school for Portland students; it's a vote in support of a community-led, collaborative approach between politicians, stakeholders and City Club to invest in the infrastructure that preserves our economic vitality and our quality of life.
City Club's advocacy and engagement with the issue has led to a coalition of business leaders, local politicians, affordable housing advocates, traffic safety supporters, environmentalists, social justice champions, educators and more who all agree: Please vote YES on Measure 26-173, and encourage your peers, colleagues and friends to do the same.
Ballots are due by May 17; learn more about the campaign at www.fixourstreetsportland.com, and read City Club's Street Funding Report at pdxcityclub.org/streetfee.