Taxes, Spending and Understanding The Price Of Government. Come hear the Bend Chamber of Commerce’ Leadership Bend as they report on their Comprehensive Tax Matrix.
- · We have already approved tax increases for the first few projects that came in the door.
- · Will the community eventually say STOP to another increase?
- · Have we done a good job prioritizing the funding?
- · Did we pay for the most essential services first?
As local entities rely more and more on tax measures, bond requests, and other votes for increased funding, it is possible there will come a time when we hit a tipping point and voters “just vote no.”
In late 2012, the members of Leadership Bend Class of 2013 developed a class project that would educate the public on how current taxes are determined and how they impact current taxpayers. A large part of the final project is to build an awareness of the current conditions and it’s affect on the median taxpayer in
The class has developed information related to what the median tax-payer in the city of
The final project was not designed to develop “answers” to the many complex issues that will arise from this project. The project’s primary outcome will be the questions that arise to start a dialogue to address the many issues ranging from priority of government services funded to education funding levels.
Learn how far your taxes go! Join the 2013 Leadership Bend Class at a special City Club presentation on May 16.
- Brady Fuller (CH2M Hill)
- Shon Rae (First Story)
- Brent Irwin (
& Restoration) Spectrum Building
- Trygve Bolken (
- Dana James (
Moderator: David Blair
- Finance Director Sonja Andrews, City of
- Assessor Scot Langton,
- Finance Director Lindsay Lombard,
and Recreation District Bend Metro Parks
When? May 16, 11:30am-1:00pm, at
About City Club of
City Club is a monthly forum, hosting speakers who inspire respectful, productive dialogue and offer diverse perspectives to encourage positive change in