The volunteer oversight committee has come up with some recommendations for Porkland City Council in regard to this head tax, among them:
There is a need for more propaganda to promote the "benefits" of the tax. They also need to be more clear about who has to pay. And they think the collection process should be "streamlined" to make it easier to pay and "hold scofflaws accountable".
Completely ignored in all of this study and discussion :
The constitutionality of the arts tax is currently being challenged in a case before the Oregon Court of Appeals. Wittemyer v. City of Portland, case no. A154844.
Um. That's kind of an important consideration, there, guys. While I have no problem with being "held accountable" - at least as governor Kitzhaber defines the term (he has no problem with being "held accountable" for the Cover Oregon disaster), you boys might want to consider how to "streamline" refunds when your tax is found unconstitutional. Just sayin'.