NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Metro Council has referred the following measure to voters in Metro at the Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, General Election. Any registered voter dissatisfied with the ballot title may file a petition with the Multnomah County Circuit Court for review on or before 5:00 p.m., Aug.  25, 2014. Any person filing a challenge must also file a copy of the challenge with the Director of Elections, 1040 SE Morrison St., Portland, by the end of the next business day after the petition is filed with the Circuit Court.

CAPTION: Bonds Retain prohibition on Metro-required single-family neighborhood density increases.

QUESTION: Shall Metro Charter Provision Prohibiting Metro From Requiring Density Increases in Single-Family Neighborhoods Be Retained, with 16-Year Sunset?

SUMMARY: Retains provision in Metro Charter prohibiting Metro from requiring local governments to increase density in identified existing single-family neighborhoods.  Requires revote in 2030 to remain effective.  This prohibition was approved by voters in 2002 and is required by Metro Charter to be voted on again at the November 2014 general election. A “yes” vote on this measure would retain the prohibition for 16 years; a “no” vote repeals the prohibition on June 30, 2015.

Tim Scott, Director of Elections
Multnomah County