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Urban policy -- Oregon -- Portland -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Politics and government -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Social conditions -- Periodicals


The purpose of this study was to review Oregon's initiative and referendum, identify strengths and weaknesses of the system, and make recommendations for its improvement. The study was carried out by a committee of volunteer Club members appointed by the Club's Research Board. The committee began its work in November 1994. All committee members were screened to ensure that no member had a financial conflict of interest in the outcome of the study or was committed to a specific position with respect to the initiative and referendum process in Oregon.

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 77, No. 36

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