Elections | Local | Election 2012: Measures

Many Local Measures Will Be On The Ballot This Fall

OPB | Sept. 12, 2011 3:56 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 2, 2012 1:47 a.m. | Portland, OR

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Local governments in Oregon have sent at least 50 measures to this fall’s ballot, according to preliminary information from the Secretary of State.

A number of measures deal with local property taxes. Beaverton-area voters will decide whether to raise taxes for the local school district.

Myrtle Point and Culver schools are floating bond measures. And local service districts from Linn to Umatilla Counties are seeking tax money to help provide water, fire protection, or ambulances.

At least three cities — Canby, Estacada, and Sherwood — are asking voters to agree to annex more land.

Lots of the measures aren’t about land or money.

Molalla and Keizer have city charter changes on the ballot. Voters in Detroit will decide whether to require mayoral candidates to have experience on the city council.

Clackamas County commissioners referred a measure related to urban renewal. It responds to a slightly different urban renewal initiative — that citizens put forward. Both the initiative and the referral will be on same ballot in November.

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