In May, voters will decide on a $29 million property tax levy aimed primarily at keeping library and parks department services at their current levels. Some of the dollars raised would also continue funding local social services.
To examine the issue, the City Club of Corvallis Lunch Forum will host a Q&A session with Mayor Biff Traber, former mayor Julie Manning, and former Osborn Aquatics Director Mark Worden. According to the City’s Explanatory Statement, “This local option levy is proposed to replace the current levy of $0.82 per $1,000 of assessed value as well as a general obligation bond tax levy of $0.25 per $1,000 of assessed value, which both expire June 30, 2019. The proposed new local option tax levy of $1.07 would continue the same total rate and continue funding livability services and programs beginning July 1, 2019.”
Measure 2-123, the City Livability Services Local Option Levy, will be decided on May 21, 2019.
For regular attendees, please note the forum location has changed this month to the Corvallis Library.
This event is free and open to the public. Scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, the event starts at noon, though doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Address: Corvallis-Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. A lunch from Valley Catering will be available: $10 for members and $15 for non-members. You may reserve lunch by end of business, Friday, April 5. You can also pay online with a credit card. The meeting will adjourn at 1:15.