You’ll be asked to re-approve Portland, OR’s gas tax next year. Is the current tax fair?

It’s not a secret. Most Portland roads are not in good condition. Voters passed a ten-cent-per-gallon gas tax in 2016 to address the problem. Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, who is in charge of the transportation bureau, has said you will be asked to approve the tax, once again, next year.

The gas tax, approved by 52 percent of voters, will raise about $75 million in four years, according to city officials. That figure is more than the $64 million expected when voters approved the tax.

“It is going to allow us to complete all our projects on budget and within that first four-year period,” said Eudaly.