Wheeler meeting

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is bringing regional leaders together to discuss the region's increasing tax burden

Mayor Ted Wheeler is convening a meeting of regional leaders Thursday to discuss how to ease what he calls the increasing “collective tax burden” that is hurting affordability and the economy.

Wheeler has invited leaders from Multnomah County, TriMet, the Port of Portland, Portland Public Schools, Portland General Electric, and the Metro elected regional government to the meeting, which is scheduled to be held on the afternoon of May 11.

Jim Redden is a reporter based in Portland, Ore.

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