League of Women Voters Forum Examines Ballot Measures

 

 

MetroEast is proud to partner with The League of Women Voters Portland to present a forum discussion about important ballot measure issues. Please see Press Release below for more information.

The League of Women Voters of Portland Education Fund

318 NW Glisan Street, Suite 303 Portland, OR 97209-4740 503-228-1675 • info@lwvpdx.orgwww.lwvpdx.org

September 19, 2016

For Immediate Release
For more information contact Margaret Noel, civiced@lwvpdx.org

Three Local Ballot Measures: Weighing the Pros and Cons

On Monday evening, October 10, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, the League of Women Voters of Portland will host debates on three local ballot measures. We will examine how these measures would affect Portland and Multnomah County. We also will hear what advocates on both sides are saying about them. The debates will be held in the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, and will address the following measures.

Measure 26-179, City of Portland Affordable Housing Bond
In Favor: Jessica Larson, Director, Welcome Home Coalition Against: Eric Fruits, Ph.D., President, Economics International Corp.

Measure 26-183, Multnomah County Charter Amendment for an Appointed Sheriff In Favor: Judy Shiprack, Multnomah County Commissioner
Against: Mike Reese, Multnomah County Sheriff

Measure 26-184, Multnomah County Charter Amendment for Campaign Finance Reform In Favor: Juan Carlos Ordóñez, Charter Review Comm.; “Honest Elections” campaign Against: Steve March, Multnomah County Auditor

This Local Ballot Measure Forum is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 P.M.

Parking is available on the street. The Multnomah County Building is also easily accessed by public transportation. Trimet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15 and the Portland Streetcar.

The forum will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media for rebroadcast and online streaming from lwvpdx.org. Funding for the recording is provided by the Multnomah Bar Foundation.

A State Ballot Measures Forum held on Sept. 12 is now online and may be viewed from lwvpdx.org. That Forum included a presentation on the Fundamentals of the Oregon Budget, a review of Measure 96 (Veterans Services); 98 (High School Success); 99 (Outdoor School); and a debate on 97 (Increase to the corporate minimum tax).

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