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Public hearing will discuss Portland Children's Levy

Portland Children's Levy (KATU photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A county commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed renewal of the Portland Children’s Levy Wednesday.

In February, Portland City County voted unanimously to send the measure to voters in May.

Portland residents have been paying the levy since its introduction in 2002. It provides funding that is paid in the form of grants to 74 different programs that help about 14,000 kids.

The Levy supports six different types of programs. They range from early childhood to abuse prevention and hunger relief across the city.

If voters pass the levy again in May, it means a tax of about 40 cents per $100,000 of assessed property value.

If approved, the renewal would start in July 2019.

Wednesday’s hearing starts at 1 p.m. in the Lovejoy room at Portland City Hall.

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