To All COLA LO Members,
The article Surprising Local Property Taxes discloses quite a few large increases around the area as residents continue to grapple with the "great recession" and stagnant incomes.
Many of the increases are due to voter approved tax levy issues like the local option in Lake Oswego Measure 3-434 but cover libraries, schools, etc. It seems residents in Portland are just waking up to the actual cost of these voter approved taxes.
The details in the online comments are quite insightful and show a growing resentment for the cost of the increases, even though they were voter approved! Many are questioning the long term affordability of the region given the increased taxes on homeowners.
Its an interesting level of insight into the mindset of voters and homeowners in the region.
Please notify all members contacts and friends.