A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
Albany city officials say the electric tax they’re about to raise is not a tax. But the effect on ratepayers is the same: They have to pay it.
There’s a chart in the July 8 agenda packet of the Albany City Council that reflects a mistaken view — and may leave a wrong impression — of an important fact about Oregon property taxes. “Property Tax Lost to Compression,” the chart is titled.