This is the mechanism that keeps Trimet officials from being held accountable for anything they do. The funding they get is guaranteed without regard to performance standards. I'm one of the people that believes that taxes are nothing but theft in reality. You have these technocrats constantly coming up with ways to continue stealing money from the general public. The unaccountable Trimet board of directors is about as close to a fascist form of government we have in this country.
TriMet is on track to raise its payroll tax to fund service enhancements next year.
regional transit agency’s Board of Directors was briefed Wednesday on a
proposal to raise the tax on most employers by one-tenth of 1 percent
over 10 years. The first public hearing is scheduled for August, and the
board could approve the increase at its September meeting.
increase would raise approximately $4.3 million in the first year and
$43 million in the 10th year. The graduated increases would start
TriMet moves to raise payroll tax to expand regional service