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Rev. E.D.  Mondainé, spokesman for a ballot measure this November to apply a 1 percent surcharge on sales in the city on business with at least $1 billion in annual revenue and at least $500,000 of that revenue from within the city limits. Most groceries and medicine would be exempt. The money would support a Clean Energy Fund to encourage and promote eco-friendly measures such as weatherproofing and solar installations, and to train low-income people to do the work and eventually open their own businesses and create even more green jobs.

Rev. E.D. Mondainé, spokesman for a ballot measure this November to apply a 1 percent surcharge on sales in the city on business with at least $1 billion in annual revenue and at least $500,000 of that revenue from within the city limits. Most groceries and medicine would be exempt. The money would support a Clean Energy Fund to encourage and promote eco-friendly measures such as weatherproofing and solar installations, and to train low-income people to do the work and eventually open their own businesses and create even more green jobs.

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Poised for placement on the ballot this November, the measure would require big businesses in Portland to apply a one percent surcharge on their sales in the city if the business has at least $1 billion in annual revenue and at least $500,000 of that revenue from within the city limits.