INFORMATIONAL MEETING

 

TAPE 44-45, A-B

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

February 14, 2003†† 9:00 AM†† STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Lane Shetterly, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Wayne Scott, Vice Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Joanne Verger, Vice Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Phil Barnhart

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Vicki Berger

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Pat Farr

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Elaine Hopson

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Max Williams††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††

 

Members Excused:††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Mark Hass

 

Witness Present:††††††††††† ††††††††††† Michelle Deister, Oregon League of Cities

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Philip Bransford, Association of Oregon Counties

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Gil Riddell, Association of Oregon Counties

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Tony Hyde, Columbia County Commissioner

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Jean Cowan, Lincoln County Commissioner††

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Hasina Squires, Special Districts Association of Oregon

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††

 

Staff Present:††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Office

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Mazen Malik, Legislative Revenue Office

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant

 

TAPE 44, SIDE A

004

Chair Shetterly

Calls meeting to order at 9:04 am.

 

017

Michelle Deister

Gives brief overview of presentation: City Government & Finance in Oregon (Exhibit 1, slide 1) and begins by discussing city demographics. Exhibit 1, slide 2.

 

 

 

049

Deister

Discusses city accountability. Exhibit 1, slide 3.

 

 

 

065

Deister

Discusses city authority. Exhibit 1, slide 4.

 

 

 

092

Deister

Discusses city revenues. Exhibit 1, slide 5.

 

 

 

108

Deister

Discusses city services and expenditures. Exhibit 1, slide 6.

 

 

 

126

Deister

Discusses challenges facing cities. Exhibit 1, slides 7-9.

 

 

 

167

Deister

Discusses the financial condition of Oregon cities (Exhibit 1, slides 10-11) taken from report called Diminishing Returns. Exhibit 2.

 

 

 

214

Deister

Discusses community distress signals. Exhibit 1, slides 12-14.

 

 

 

227

Deister

Gives recommendations for Legislative action. Exhibit 1, slide 15.

 

 

 

274

Rep. Farr

Asks if cities throughout the state are losing large employers.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

321

Rep. Verger

Asks about the use of franchise fees.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

342

Gil Riddell

Introduces Columbia and Lincoln County Commissioners and briefly discusses the Association of Oregon Counties.

 

 

 

370

Tony Hyde

Gives overview of presentation: Oregonís State-County Partnership. Exhibit 3, slide 2.

 

 

 

393

Hyde

Discusses Oregonís 36 Counties. Exhibit 3, slides 3-5.

 

TAPE 45, SIDE A

014

Jean Cowan

Discusses shared state/county services. Exhibit 3, slides 6-7.

 

 

 

063

Cowan

Discusses sources of county revenue. Exhibit 3, slide 8.

 

 

 

075

Cowan

Discusses estimated county expenditures. Exhibit 3, slide 9.

 

 

 

079

Cowan

Discusses revenue trends for property vs. income taxes. Exhibit 3, slide 10.

 

 

 

087

Hyde

Discusses government benefits from local revenue authority. Exhibit 3, slide 11.

 

 

 

102

Hyde

Discusses requirements for continuing the state/county partnership. Exhibit 3, slides 12-14.

 

 

 

116

Rep. Verger

Asks about expenditures on parks.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

169

Rep. Farr

Asks about road expenditures.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

211

Rep. Hopson

Asks if the estimated expenditures are accurate for all counties.

 

 

 

217

Riddell

Responds that each county has different needs and that there is probably variety.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

246

Rep. Berger

Asks how much of the revenue spent on health and welfare comes from transfers, state funds, and local sources.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

286

Hasina Squires

Discusses the Special Districts Association of Oregon. Exhibit 4.

 

 

 

301

Squires

Discusses special districts.

 

 

 

330

Squires

Discusses where special districts get there authority.

 

 

 

357

Squires

Discusses types of special districts.

 

 

 

383

Squires

Discusses where special districts generate revenue.

 

 

 

396

Squires

Discusses where special districts are located.

 

 

 

413

Squires

Discusses how special districts are staffed.

 

 

 

430

Squires

Discusses the budget sizes of special districts.

 

 

 

443

Squires

Discusses where special districts get revenue.

 

 

 

463

Squires

Discusses significant tax policy issues for special districts.

 

TAPE 44, SIDE B

034

Squires

Discusses trends in special districts.

 

 

 

106

Rep. Hopson

Asks how the special districts interact with the organizations that they donít represent.

 

Discussion follows.

 

128

Rep. Verger

Meeting adjourned at ___10:03_ a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by,

 

 

 

Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant Reviewed by Kim Taylor James

 

Exhibit Summary:

1.       Michelle Deister, City Government and Finance in Oregon, 9pp.

2.       Michelle Deister, Diminishing Returns, 4pp.

3.       Gil Riddell, Oregonís State-County partnership, 8pp.

4.       Hasina Squires, Special Districts Association of Oregon, 19pp.