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Portland Mayor Wants To Overhaul Urban Renewal Approach


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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is hoping to pass a package of proposals this week that would change the city’s approach to several urban renewal areas. Though Hales says the changes would increase property tax revenue and generate money for affordable housing, some argue that the reforms do not go far enough. 

The Portland City Council is will hold a public hearing Thursday on the package of amendments to urban renewal plans around the city.

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