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Late Monday, Sept 16, 2019, the judge of the tax court of Oregon ordered Clackamas County and the County Assessor to begin levying taxes on behalf of the City of Damascus. The parties have till Oct 1st to respond as ordered or to show cause why they will not.

This ruling means that the County Assessor must assess on properties in Damascus the rate set by the Damascus Budget Committee on June 28, 2019, of $0.57 per $1000 of assessed value. This levy is equivalent to the additional assessment that the County has been levying for the last three years, which will now disappear and the levy will now go to the City.

Mayor James De Young has further details (503-658-2886).

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