City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Eugene's Multi Unit Property Tax Exemption ballot initiative debate

The Unsettled Future of Eugene’s Multiple Unit Property Tax Exemption: A Debate

The City of Eugene’s controversial multiple unit property tax exemption (MUPTE) program has been under a lot of scrutiny in recent years.

The City of Eugene has used MUPTE to enable re-development of     underutilized areas in our downtown. Now, neighborhood activist Paul Conte has produced a ballot initiative that would repeal this program.  So we ask the question: Should we retain MUPTE as a tool to enable downtown re-development, or should we eliminate it?

Guest Speakers: Paul Conte, advocate, Jefferson Westside Neighbors; Mia Nelson, Willamette Valley Advocate, 1000 Friends of Oregon

Moderator: Tom Adams, Reporter/Anchor, KVAL News