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Measure 26-146

 

Ballot Title Caption:  Restore School Arts, Music Education; Fund Arts through Limited Tax.

 

On June 27, 2012, the Portland City Council adopted Resolution 36939, referring a measure to Portland voters at the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot.

 

Resolution 36939 - (PDF Document, 740 kb)

Exhibit A - Measure Act

Exhibit B - Ballot Title

Exhibit C – Costs

Exhibit D - Intergovernmental Agreement Between School District and the City of Portland 

Notice of City Measure Election (form SEL 802) 

Measure Explanatory Statement (form MCED 014) 

 


 

BALLOT TITLE

 

CAPTION

Restore School Arts, Music Education; Fund Arts through Limited Tax.

 

QUESTION

Shall Portland restore arts, music for schools and fund arts through income tax of 35 dollars per year?

 

STATEMENT

This measure creates a limited income tax of $35 for each adult income-earning Portland resident.  Individuals in households below federal poverty level pay no tax.

 

Tax can only be used for:

  • Arts and Music Teachers:  Funds to hire arts and music teachers for kindergarten through 5th grade students at local public schools attended byPortlandstudents.  Distribution of funds based on school enrollment.
  • Arts Access:  Remaining funds for grants to nonprofit arts organizations, other nonprofits and schools.  Will fund grants to provide high-quality arts access for kindergarten through 12th grade students and to make arts, culture experiences available to underserved communities.  Funds administered by Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC).

Accountability measures include:

  • Administrative costs are capped.
  • Expenditures subject to oversight by citizen committee.
  • Independent financial audits of RACC andSchool District expenditures.

Estimated funds raised will be $12 million annually.  The tax is effective beginning with 2012 tax year, with payment due when state taxes are due.

 


 

Status: 

6/27/2012 - Resolution 36939 adopted by Council; Seven-day ballot title challenge period begins; an elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 P.M. Monday, July 10, 2012.

7/10/2012 - Ballot title challenge filed in the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

7/10/2012 - Second ballot title challenge filed in the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

8/14/2012 - Judge Wittmayer issues ruling on ballot title challenges.

8/29/2012 - Auditor files Notice of City Measure Election with Multnomah County Elections

8/29/2012- Auditor files Measure Explanatory Statement with Multnomah County Elections

8/29/2012 - Multnomah County Elections confirms measure number and receipt of Notice of City Measure Election

8/29/2012 - Multnomah County Elections confirms receipt of Measure Explanatory Statement

11/6/12 - Voters approve measure 

 


 

Measure 26-145

 

Ballot Title Caption: Amends Charter: Changes provisions of Fire Police Disability Retirement System

 

On August 8, 2012, the Portland City Council adopted Resolution 36948, referring a charter amendment measure to Portland voters at the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot.

 

Resolution 36948 - (PDF Document, 740 kb)

Exhibit A - Measure Act (PDF Document, 84 kb)

Exhibit B - Ballot Title (PDF Document, 56 kb)

Exhibit C – Explanatory Statement (PDF Document, 64 kb)

Notice of City Measure Election (form SEL 802) 

Measure Explanatory Statement (form MCED 014) 

 


 

BALLOT TITLE

 

CAPTION

AMENDS CHARTER: CHANGES PROVISIONS OF FIRE POLICE DISABILITY RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

 

QUESTION

Shall limited provisions of the retirement and disability system for police and fire be changed? 

 

SUMMARY

This measure would amend the City Charter for the Fire Police Disability Retirement System (FPDR) by:

  • Clarifying the calculation of retirement benefits to include only pay a member received in the year preceding retirement.
  • Changing eligibility for disability benefits for new members after completion of six consecutive months of employment as a sworn employee. 
  • Changing the calculation of service credit to not include post-employment service by another employer. 
  • Giving the Administrator, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, authority to settle claims.
  • Defining service requirements for occupational disability due to heart disease and nonservice-connected disability and death benefits.
  • Changing retirement benefits for part-time employees.
  • Providing disability benefits on a monthly or bi-weekly basis.
  • Providing interim disability benefits during the period between the application and approval of benefits. 
  • Clarifying language regarding occupational disability benefits. 
  • Changing from 10 years to 5 years the vesting period for nonservice-connected death benefits. 

This amendment is expected to decrease FPDR taxpayer liabilities by $46 Million over a 25 year period.

 


 

Status: 

 

8/8/2012 - Resolution 36948 adopted by Council; Seven-day ballot title challenge period begins; an elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 P.M. Monday, August 20, 2012.  

8/21/2012 - No ballot title challenges filed during challenge period

8/27/2012 - Auditor files Notice of City Measure Election with Multnomah County Elections

8/27/2012- Auditor files Measure Explanatory Statement with Multnomah County Elections

8/27/2012 - Multnomah County Elections confirms measure number and receipt of Notice of City Measure Election

8/27/2012 - Multnomah County Elections confirms receipt of Measure Explanatory Statement

11/6/12 - Voters approve measure

 


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