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Measure 26-51: Creates Multnomah County People's Utility District (PUD) governed by a 5-member board elected from within the district. If approved, the PUD would include the entire geographic area of Multnomah County except:

  • Interlachen People's Utility District
  • Rockwood Water People's Utility District
  • Townships and portions of townships with fewer electors than required under ORS 261.110(6) for inclusion in a PUD
  • The area provided utility service by the City of Cascade Locks
  • The portion of the City of Milwaukie that extends into Multnomah County on the County's southern border.

Measure 26-52: The measure authorizes the Multnomah County People's Utility District (PUD), if formed, to levy a tax of $.003 per $1000 of assessed valuation to finance an engineer's report on revenue bonds for acquisition or construction of the utility system and the cost of an election to authorize revenue bonds, if held.

The one-time levy raises a total of about $127,000 to pay for the engineer's report. The levy for a house with an assessed value of $150,000 would be about 45 cents.

The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of estimate

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 85, No. 18

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