Opponents sharpen knives for litigation on education funds
Portland’s newly hatched Education Urban Renewal Area may face new restrictions on spending money for — of all things — education.
The urban renewal district was created a year ago by the Portland Development Commission to steer $169 million in city money to redevelop the area around Portland State University and Lincoln High School. The urban renewal plan’s listed projects include rebuilding PSU’s Neuberger Hall and other academic uildings, and fostering a mixed-use redevelopment of the Lincoln site that
might incorporate the downtown high school.
Attorney Greg Howe argues that spending any city property tax money for education must comply with voter-approved property tax limitations, especially the granddaddy of them all — 1990’s Measure 5, which caused a long-term erosion of school funding in Oregon.
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