Thursday, January 19, 2012

Details on Ballot Measure & Signature Gathering for County Petition 3-392

To All COLA LO Members,

Last week the community was notified of a new citizen driven effort to place a ballot measure before all Clackamas County voters.   The new ballot measure was designated 3-392 and would require a countywide public vote on all expenditures for mass transit, including staff time.  

At the same time it now appears that local citizens in Milwaukie are also proposing a ballot initiative require a vote on light rail project expenditures.   Milwaukie Residents Anti-light Rail Proposal.    This is a dramatic escalation in citizen driven initiatives within clackamas county.   

One local blogger has taken to calling the efforts over the past year as a citizen driven revolt against local and regional government raising taxes and spending on large projects.    He claims that its also a revolt over local government allowing special interest groups to take over the direction and priorities of their efforts in conjunction with those in Portland. 

The blogger has taken to using the term Clackistani Rebels  to reflect the level of disdain and revolt within the community at large in Clackamas County.   

It will be interesting to see if either of both of these efforts provide sufficient signatures to be on the ballot in 2012.    Please notify all members, contacts, and friends. 

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