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Eugene city councilors propose excise tax to fund affordable housing

Tonight, Eugene city councilors are talking about a proposed tax on construction.

Posted: Feb 19, 2019 11:38 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- City councilors want to bring in more affordable housing throughout Eugene, and they're hoping a proposed tax on construction would help make that happen.

The city estimates a 1 percent tax could generate $3 million and 0.33 percent tax would raise about $1 million. The plan would also include creating an advisory committee to determine how construction excise tax funding is spent.

If you would like to voice your opinions, there is a public hearing Tuesday night at 7:30 located at Harris Hall on East 8th Avenue.

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