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


Oregon State Ballot Measure 53: Amends constitution. Ballot Measure 50, passed in 1996, allows passage of certain local property tax measures by majority vote only if: at least 50 percent of registered voters cast ballots; or measure is voted upon in a general election held in an even-numbered year. This measure would eliminate the 50 percent voter turnout requirement for all elections held on or after May 19, 1998. Thus, the measure would permit approval of local property tax measures by majority vote regardless of voter turnout.

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 79, No. 49

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