Weighing the Costs & Benefits

Of Four Ballot Measures

View Forum Online Here

Oregon Budget Briefing (Brian DeForest’s Power Point Presentation for the forum)

Replay Schedule

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)

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LWVPDX Supports Portland’s Affordable Housing Bond

Urges Members to Aid the Effort

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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.

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LWVPDX Comments on EPA Cleanup Plan for Portland Harbor Superfund Site

  • 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.

MBF Civic Education Grant

mbf-logo_colorThe League of Women Voters of Portland has received a Multnomah Bar Foundation grant to hold candidate and ballot measure forums and provide comprehensive voters’ guides prior to the primary and general elections.

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