This report is concerned with the ways Oregon's local governments finance infrastructure development and the ways the state can assist them with this financing. For the purposes of this report infrastructure is defined as streets and roads, water systems, sewerage systems, storm drainage systems, parks, open space, recreational facilities, police and fire stations, primary and secondary schools, and libraries. The report considers both local effort and state assistance in two major sections. The first section discusses the revenue raising mechanisms available to Oregon's local governments, the financing mechanisms that convert revenue streams into projects, preliminary analyses of the effects of Measure 5, and the potential to raise additional revenue from or reduce the infrastructure costs of new development. The second section describes existing and proposed state programs and explores additional ways the state could assist local governments with infrastructure finance. The report relies on several sources of information including: Interviews with local finance officials in twelve jurisdictions in growing areas of the state; Review of existing studies, reports, statutes, local ordinances, and pertinent literature; Consultation with experts in the field; and, The teams' experience and knowledge of infrastructure finance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland State University

    Center for Urban Studies, P.O. Box 751
    Portland, OR  United States  97207-0751

    Regional Financial Advisors, Incorporated

    Portland, OR  United States  97201
  • Publication Date: 1990-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1996 12:00AM