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The letter writer says Metro has not provided enough detail to know if Measure 26-210 is worth the added expense of new taxes.

It's boring to some people to read legal language in a bill or ordinance, but the details, or lack thereof, are in print shouting to be heard. The ordinance that Metro passed to get the new income tax measure on the May ballot (Measure 26-210) reveals so much.

Not a single mention of private enterprise being involved in the solution. Only public and nonprofits are welcome to participate. Private enterprise is mentioned in the taxing part but not the solution part. And not a single plan of how Metro is going to implement the 28-plus services specifically mentioned in the ordinance. Twenty eight services without a plan for even one?

As they say, the devil is in the details…or in this case the lack thereof.

Add the catastrophic financial situation we are suffering through right now. No details. No private enterprise welcome to be involved in the solutions. No economic activity due to the pandemic.

I'm a no on Measure 26-210, Metro's new income tax measure in May.

Cory Price

Gresham


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