On July 16, the Metro Council unanimously referred the Get Moving 2020 measure to voters. This action included unanimous votes on resolutions for the proposed corridor and program investments, an implementation framework, and the text of the measure. Additionally, the Metro Council unanimously adopted an ordinance that would create the proposed employer-paid payroll tax to fund the measure. Learn more and read the documents below.
Resolution No. 20-5117: Administration
The Council adopted several documents as a framework for implementation, oversight and accountability. This resolution includes an Expenditure Plan, as well as policies and practices pertaining to workforce and contracting equity, racial equity outcomes, and air quality and greenhouse gas monitoring.
Resolution 20-5118: Programs
The Council adopted descriptions for 10 regionwide transportation investment programs.
Resolution 20-5122: Corridor Investments
The Council adopted maps and project descriptions for proposed investments in 17 travel corridors in the greater Portland region. This resolution also includes letters of commitment and memoranda of understanding with project delivery partners, and a racial equity analysis of proposed corridor investments.
Resolution No. 20-5123: Referral
The Council formally referred the Get Moving 2020 measure text, including a ballot title and summary, to voters. The measure will be on the ballot Nov. 3, 2020.
Ordinance No. 20-1448: Funding mechanism
The Council adopted a proposed employer-paid payroll tax, exempting businesses with 25 or fewer employees and state and local governments, to pay for transportation investments. The tax is subject to voter approval. If voters approve the proposed measure, collection would begin in 2022. The Council will set the rate of the proposed tax, to a maximum of 0.75% of wages paid, by future action.