Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Clackamas County Candidates are Announcing!

To All COLA LO Members, 

The race for the Clackamas County Commission is now in full swing.   There are a number of candidates filing for the county commissioners race with 3 county commissioner positions open in the 2012 election. As many citizens know there have been several ballot measures this year regarding taxes, fees, and spending within the county.

Last week former State representative Tootie Smith announced her candidacy for commissioner.  

At the same time the appointed commissioner Jamie Damon who was not elected by the voters has announced her candidacy for the position after deliberations on her potential for being elected.

An article on the announcements was recently published in the Oregonian:  Commissioner Candidates

This has been a tumultuous year for the county with several citizen ballot measures being established by county residents.    The county voted strongly to reject a registration fee to pay for a bridge in Multnomah County in May and another initiative is on the ballot in November.    The current commission has strongly opposed voter input on major issues.   This has caused citizens to qualify their own ballot initiatives.  

Recently the commission has decided 4-1 (Savas against) to place an opposing ballot measure on the November ballot regarding Urban Renewal districts and voter approval.    The 2012 election will determine the majority opinion on the Clackamas County Commission.

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.   

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