THE PROPOSED REFERENDUMS WILL MAKE HOUSING MORE EXPENSIVE
Portland questions C, D, and E have clever titles, but they are not what they seem.
They were written by special interests without public input, public comment, or public hearings. The flawed language in the referendums will make it harder to build affordable housing, drive up property taxes for homeowners, guarantee rent increases, and the City Council can’t fix them for five years.
We need more affordable housing in Portland, but these ordinances are filled with unintended consequences that will make the housing crisis worse.
READ THE ORDINANCES YOURSELF
The supporters of Portland questions C, D, and E fought to keep the actual language of the ordinances off the ballot.
You can read what the ordinances actually do below.