On July 16, 2020, the Metro Council 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 adopted an ordinance that would create the proposed tax on employers to fund the projects and programs in 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 if the proposed measure passes. 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 programs that the proposed measure would fund, if passed.
Resolution 20-5122: Corridor projects
The Council adopted maps and descriptions for proposed projects in 17 travel corridors in the greater Portland region that would be funded by the proposed measure, if passed. This resolution also includes letters of commitment and memoranda of understanding with project delivery partners, and a racial equity analysis of proposed corridor projects.
Resolution No. 20-5123: Referral
The Council formally referred the measure to voters. The measure will be on the ballot Nov. 3, 2020.
Ordinance No. 20-1448: Funding mechanism
The Council adopted a proposed tax on employers, exempting employers with 25 or fewer employees and state and local governments, to pay for transportation projects. If the proposed measure passes, these employers would pay a tax of up to 0.75% of their payroll in the region. The Metro Council may set a lower rate. If the proposed measure passes, collection of the tax would begin in 2022. If the proposed measure does not pass, the tax would not be assessed and the proposed transportation projects would not be completed.