What Makes a Good Tax?
February 20, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. | Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
505 G Ave., Lake Oswego OR 97034
People and businesses expect certain public services—education, transportation, protection, to name a few—and “tax” is the word we use to indicate how we pay for these services. But among taxpayers, areas of frequent and vehement disagreement are what constitutes a needed public service, how much we should pay for those services, and who will be taxed (and how) for them. The conversation, led by facilitator Mary Nolan, will explore the effects—both intended and unintended—of different types of taxes and invite participants to examine and understand their own ideas and their neighbors’ ideas about the best and worst characteristics of local, state, and federal taxes.
Maria Bigelow at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 534-5748