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The letter writer says the cost of Metro's Measure 26-210 will be passed along to consumers.

Metro is saying "Trust us. We have been working on the homeless issue for a long time." Well then, what are your specific plans? No mention of them in the ballot measure. No mention of specifics anywhere. Just ideas.

Couple that with the financial crisis our businesses and citizens are facing. I don't know if our community will ever be back to the way it was before the virus shut us down.

But I do know that adding more new taxes will only make the possibility of it coming back harder. Aiming this tax on "those that can afford it" is not telling the truth. All expenses, including taxes, are passed down to the price of the product. My grocery bill will go up. The cost of buying from a vendor or advertising will go up. School supply prices will go up. I don't make the income they are targeting in the measure, but I will be affected for sure.

The pandemic is not the time to do this to any of us.

No more new taxes, especially now. I'm going to tell all of my friends to join me and vote no on Metro's income tax measure 26-210.

Ed Chin

Gresham


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