Did you know there is a nonprofit and nonpartisan civic organization here in Portland dedicated to public affairs, community service, and leadership development through education and research?
City Club of Portland, Good Citizens are the Riches of a City, club mission: To inform its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them the realization of the obligations of citizenship.
Upcoming Friday Forums include Measure 66 and 67 Debate, held January 8, 2010, 12:25pm.
Speakers include Steve Novick, Policy Analyst, Vote Yes for Oregon Pat McCormick, partner, Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, and spokesman, Oregonians Against Job-Killing Taxes.
In 2009 the Oregon Legislature passed two bills as part of an effort to address the state’s fiscal crisis: one raising taxes on high income earners; the other increasing the state’s corporate minimum tax and levying new taxes on corporate revenue. In response, critics of the legislation gathered a sufficient number of petitions to qualify two referenda – Measures 66 and 67 – for a January 26, 2010 special election allowing the electorate to decide the fate of these tax increases.