Recent News

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 9:49pm

It can be a bit challenging to obtain recognition as a tax exempt organization by the IRS.  Last month’s decision in the Oregon Tax Court in the case of Newspace Center for Photography shows that gaining exemption from local property taxes is much more challenging.  The Multnomah County Assessor did not question that NCP was a 501(c)(3) organization – the gold standard for federal tax exemption.  The assessor also did not question that according to its bylaws it is organized “exclusively for charitable and educational purposes”. Nonetheless, the Assessor expected to collect property tax on its facility. Read More

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:13pm

The council will now take my proposed budget and collectively decide how it can be increased or decreased and changed to serve the needs of our citizens. Read More