NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE–REFERRAL BY ST. PAUL CITY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE–REFERRAL BY ST. PAUL CITY COUNCIL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the St. Paul City Recorder has received Resolution No. 2017-10 from the City Council to refer to the voters on the November 7, 2017 ballot a request to renew the current existing local option tax levy to continue supplementing City operating and administrative services. The City Recorder has determined that the proposal contains only one subject, as required by section 1(2)(d), Article IV of the Oregon Constitution. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the St. Paul City Council has submitted the following ballot title for the proposal: BALLOT TITLE MEASURE No. _________ CAPTION: Renewal of Current Three-Year Local Option Tax for City Operations QUESTION: Shall City continue imposing current $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for operating purposes for additional three years beginning 2018-2019? This measure renews current local option taxes. SUMMARY: The City of St. Paul is annually required to address a variety of important issues including land use planning, housing development, and resource protection. Currently, one full-time employee, limited consultant assistance, and volunteer citizen efforts are addressing these issues. The City of St. Paul’s permanent tax rate provides revenue to the City of approximately $22,836 per year, which is not adequate to fund the necessary and required functions of the City, including: Street lighting Police protection Land use planning Housing development Resource protection Budget and financial management Insurance General administration Professional services: auditing, legal, engineering and planning The requested rate will raise approximately $55,632 in fiscal year 2018-2019, $60,958 in 2019-20, and $62,787 in 2020-21. This measure is subject to the limits of Section 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution. The revenues raised will be for government purposes other than schools. Any person who wishes to contest the ballot title or explanatory statement as written above must file a petition for review of the ballot title with the Marion County Circuit Court no later than Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (the seventh business day after the title was filed with the city elections officer on August 18, 2017), as provided for in ORS 250.296. Lorrie Biggs, CITY RECORDER Published Aug. 29, 2017. BT15915044

ad: 15915044

Publication: Misc.

Section: Misc.

Start Date: 08/29/2017

End Date: 08/29/2017

Owner: City of St. Paul