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Monday, October 10, 7-9PM (doors open at 6:30)
Multnomah County Building Board Room
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
LWV of Portland will host debates on three local ballot measures. We will hear what advocates on both sides are saying about these measures. Our co-sponsors are NAACP and The Links. The forum will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media for rebroadcast and online streaming. Watch here for rebroadcast schedule and online streaming availability.
Portland Affordable Housing Bond (26-179)
Multnomah County Appointed Sheriff (26-183)
Multnomah County Campaign Finance Reforms (26-184)
Free and Open to the Public
Of Four Ballot Measures
Oregon Budget Briefing (Brian DeForest’s Power Point Presentation for the forum)
Fundamentals of the Oregon Budget
Explanation of Measures 96 (Veterans Services); Measure 98 (High School Success); and Measure 99 (Outdoor School)
Debate on Measure 97 (Increases corporate minimum tax)
Urges Members to Aid the Effort
Portland City Council unanimously voted to refer a $258.4 million affordable housing bond measure to Portland voters in November. The League of Women Voters of Portland supports the measure and urges members to make every effort to help pass it.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed cleanup plan does not adequately address the pollution in the Portland Harbor nor does it provide the level of risk reduction essential to protecting human health and the environment.
- It is of utmost importance to adopt and implement a thorough cleanup plan for the Portland Harbor that, in addition to removing toxic substances, will have effective, permanent long-term results and reduce the possibility that additional action will be needed in the future.
- There should be less reliance on the EPA-proposed level of capping and Monitored Natural Recovery (naturally occurring processes that reduce contamination) and more emphasis on removing contaminated sediment.
- Contaminated sediments must be stored offsite in certified toxic waste disposal facilities.
- Long-term monitoring is essential. The EPA and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality should establish a common agreement on how to measure the success of the plan that is adopted.