Question B: An Act to Reduce the Number of Short Term Rentals (STRs) in Portland

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  • Restricts all Portland STRs to only those that are owner-occupied, tenant-occupied, or located in two-unit buildings occupied by the owner.

  • Increases the annual fee for owner-occupied STRs to $250 and non-owner occupied units to $750, and simplifies the fee structure.

  • Requires the city clerk to notify all residents within 500 feet of a registered STR.

  • Increases penalties for and strengthens enforcement of violations.

  • Requires the logging of complaints against STRs.

  • Allows the city to revoke STR registrations.

Question C: An Act to Protect Tenants in Portland

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  • Ensures that tenants receive 90-day notice for lease termination and/or rent increases.

  • Discourages no-cause evictions by limiting the 5% rent increase to voluntary turnovers.

  • Reduces costs to tenants by restricting deposits to one-month rent, prohibiting application fees, and further limiting the amount of standard annual rent increases that landlords are allowed to impose to 70% of CPI.

  • Strengthens protections for tenants who exercise their rights under the ordinance.

  • Provides greater clarity and authority to the rent board to ensure landlords receive a fair return on investment and that tenant complaints receive a fair hearing.

  • Sets a $25,000 fee for condominium conversions.

  • Various technical changes and corrections to allow the ordinance to better effectuate its originally intended purpose.

Question D: An Act to Eliminate the Sub-Minimum Wage, Increase the Minimum Wage and Strengthen Protections for Workers

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  • Increases the minimum wage in Portland to $18 an hour over three years and eliminates the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers over the same three years, at which point tipped workers will then earn $18 an hour plus tips.

  • Workers currently not receiving the minimum wage-- including taxi drivers and other ride-hailing services, personal shoppers, delivery workers, and those doing work for a unit of government-- will also receive $18 an hour.

  • Creates a Department of Fair Labor Practices to ensure wage and worker safety laws are enforced.

Question E: An Act To Restrict Cruise Ships in Order to Reduce Congestion
and Pollution

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Limits the number of passengers who may disembark from cruise ships to no more than 1,000 people on a given day, in aggregate, going into effect in 2025.

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