Removing parking fees and introducing a sales tax among the ideas discussed in Portland’s task force meetings

In six weeks, the Portland Central City Task Force will present their ideas during a state business summit. It’s all in an effort to bring people back downtown.

PORTLAND, Ore. — In early August, Governor Tina Kotek formed a group aimed at creating a plan to jumpstart downtown Portland. It’s called the Portland Central City Task Force. Governor Kotek split more than 50 local stakeholders into five committees focused on everything from public safety to trash and graffiti removal. Monday was their last in-person meeting as a group. In six weeks, they’ll present their ideas to the Oregon Business Summit.

Each meeting was held behind closed doors

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