City Carbon Tax Gained "No Traction Whatsoever" in Phone Survey


Mayor Charlie Hales is compiling of wish list of potential new taxes and fees to fund the cash-strapped Portland Bureau of Transportation. But he won't be calling any of them a "carbon tax." WW reported in November that Hales had ditched his proposed city carbon tax—a combination of gas tax and power utility tax—once a phone survey showed voters disliked it.Hales confirmed that decision to The ...   More
Friday, December 27, 2013 AARON MESH

Think Globally, Tax Locally

The mayor’s plan for “carbon taxes” aims to take money from a familiar pocket—yours.

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In June, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales told a visiting environmental delegation from the United Nations his city would be a leader in fighting global warming. “We must redouble our efforts to   More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 AARON MESH

Poll Asks Portland Voters About a City Carbon Tax

Mayor Charlie Hales' office confirms it's mulling a carbon-emissions tax on utilities and gasoline.


The City of Portland is taking the public's temperature on a carbon tax.WW has learned a privately funded phone survey, backed by Mayor Charlie Hales' office and the Oregon Environmental Council, was placed in the field Thursday night. It asks potential voters if they would support a city tax on "producers of carbon pollution."The survey says the city is mulling a combination utility and gas tax. The ...   More
Friday, August 16, 2013 AARON MESH


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