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Transportation systems need more than good pavement on arterial, collector, and local streets. Bicyclists, pedestrians and people with disabilities need to be able to use streets safely, and all street systems need to plan for carrying more traffic as communities grow. Albany and most other Oregon communities have struggled to meet these needs for decades and have used alternative methods to support their transportation systems including local fuel taxes, general obligation (property tax) bonds, and transportation utilities. The Albany City Council considered all of these options and others in December 2023. Attachment to the December 11, 2023 Council memo provides a discussion of each:

  • General fund
  • Franchise fees
  • City Services fee
  • In-lieu-of franchise fees
  • Stormwater service charges
  • Fuel tax
  • Transportation utility
  • General Obligation bonds
  • Loans
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Local improvement district (LID)

A combination of options may be needed to generate enough revenue to make meaningful improvements to Albany's streets.

Visit Past Presentations and Public Meetings to see memos, presentations, and meeting minutes for recent City Council discussions about Albany's streets.

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