Oregon People's Utility Districts, Measure 4 (1978)

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The Oregon People's Utility Districts Act, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed for the formation of People’s Utility Districts, which would have been able to authorize bonds for initial utility facilities and supply public utility services.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1978)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No471,02755.64%
Yes 375,587 44.36%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

4. SHORTENS FORMATION PROCEDURES FOR PEOPLE’S UTILITY DISTRICTS
Purpose: Allows single election authorizing People’s Utility District formation, including authority for revenue bond issuance for initial facilities, subject to qualified engineer’s certificate that district revenues will be sufficient to repay bonds. Shortens formation, annexation, consolidation procedures, substituting county governing body for State Energy Director. Authorizes PUDs to supply public utility service. Allows exclusion of electric cooperatives, municipalities. Protects some existing benefits for employes of acquired private utilities. General obligation bond issuance requires voter approval.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.