Voters to Decide $29 Million Corvallis Tax Levy, Town Hall Scheduled

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.

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.  The meeting will adjourn at 1:15.