Although the final form is unclear, it is obvious to me that we will need a temporary tax to save our schools.
Fellow taxpayers, it is clear that local government needs more money. It's for the children. Yes, the children. The children who may technically be 35 - 45, living in their parents basement, smoking pot and wearing a beret but it's for the children.
Portland City Council Approves 2% for Art
After a year of review including an audit of its own Percent for Art program, Portland City Council unanimously approved revisions to the Public Art ordinance, and increased the percent for art allocation from 1.33% to 2%, at its January 11th meeting.
Yes, without the new city tax who will pay the artists? How will they afford their soy milk and tofu burgers? Are they doomed to forever live in their parents basement? Do you really want to condemn them to a lifetime of being barefoot? (NOTE: It has just come to my attention that the whole "barefoot" thing may actually be a preference...)
But the point is, Portland is here to be responsible with your money. There is absolutely NO irony in the fact that Tom Potter calls for a 1% tax increase nine days after the city council increases the percent for art program.
It's for the children...