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Wed May 29, 2019, 01:05 PM

Portland failed to meet some of its promises on 10-cent gas tax, audit says

Portland has fallen behind in delivering dozens of transportation projects described in a 2016 voter-approved gas tax, failed to provide annual audits or updates to City Council and provided “incomplete, inconsistent, and outdated” information to a citizen group tasked with monitoring the projects.

That’s according to a report from Portland’s Audit Services division released Wednesday.

Auditors examined whether the Portland Bureau of Transportation is living up to commitments made before voters approved a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax in 2016. According to the report, thus far the results are a mixed bag.

The report comes as the city, state and region are poised to see an unprecedented stretch of construction projects in coming years.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/2019/05/portland-failed-to-meet-some-of-its-promises-on-10-cent-gas-tax-auditors-say.html

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