Details about City Measure 26-209


In 2016, Portland voters approved a 10 cents per gallon fuel tax to fund street repair, maintenance, and safety improvements. Portland City Council also approved a companion heavy vehicle use tax.

Voter approval of this program followed independent research by City Club of Portland into options to fund local street maintenance and safety improvements. The report identified a local gas tax as a needed new funding source for transportation investments.

Over the past four years, the fuel tax has raised $76 million dedicated to the Fixing Our Streets program, which repaved 38 lane miles of city streets, repaired over 400 sections of failing road, built sidewalks in East Portland, and 170 additional safety improvements across Portland. For a full list and map of completed projects, visit

If renewed by voters at the same tax rate, the 10-cent fuel tax is estimated to raise $74.5 million over four years beginning January 2021.

Renewing the fuel tax will allow the Fixing Our Streets program to continue keeping Portlandstreets in good condition for current and future users, with project selection guided by existing plans and public input from neighborhood stakeholders, transportation justice advocates, and business groups.

For a full list of proposed projects, visit

Endorsing Organizations


  • 1000 Friends of Oregon 
  • AARP Oregon
  • AFSCME Local 189
  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
  • Business for a Better Portland
  • Center for Sustainable Economy
  • Community Cycling Center
  • Depave
  • East County Rising
  • Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Portland
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • National Association of Minority Contractors – Oregon
  • Neighbors for Clean Air
  • Northwest District Association
  • Northwest Oregon Labor Council – AFL-CIO
  • Oregon Environmental Council
  • Oregon Walks
  • Portland Business Alliance
  • Portland Forward
  • Professional Business Development Group
  • PROTEC17
  • The Rosewood Initiative
  • The Street Trust
  • UFCW Local 555
  • Verde
  • WTS Portland Chapter

Editorial Boards in Support


Willamette Week 

Portland Mercury 

Portland Tribune 

NW Labor Press 

Organizations in Opposition

Taxpayers Association of Oregon

Cascade Policy Institute

There are no known editorial boards in opposition