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PORTLAND'S QUESTION C will make it harder to build affordable housing and will cost the city millions of dollars.
Supporters of the law are calling it the "Green New Deal," but it has unintended consequences that will prevent the construction of new affordable housing & drive up the cost of important city projects, such as the renovation of four elementary schools that voters approved in 2017.
PORTLAND'S QUESTION D will cause higher rents, less housing, higher property taxes and more city bureaucracy.
Portland Question D will make it harder to find affordable places to live, increase property taxes, and prevent preservation on historic buildings. Rents won't go down, but a whole new city bureaucracy will be created.
PORTLAND'S QUESTION E restricts short-term rentals, helping hotels and hurting people who rent out their homes to make ends meet.
If Portland enacts Question E to restrict short-term rentals, such as AirBnB, homeowners who depend on that income will pay the price, and the city will have the power to investigate who is sleeping in residents' homes. Despite the unintended consequences, Question E won't make housing more affordable.