Oregon Port of Portland Dock Commission, Measure 6 (1920)

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The Oregon Port of Portland Dock Commission Bill, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have empowered the Port of Portland to create the Dock Commission, which would purchase properties, acquire additional land, dispose of dredged materials, operate lines of transportation to promote water commerce and issue bonds.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1920)
Defeatedd No84,83051.31%
Yes 80,493 48.69%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by the Committee of Fifteen, 422 Railway Exchange Building, Portland, Oregon; Chairman, Emery Olmstead, Northwestern Bank Building, Sixth and Morrison streets, Portland, Oregon; secretary, I. F. Powers, Third and Yamhill streets, Portland, Oregon. - PORT OF PORTLAND DOCK COMMISSION CONSOLIDATION BILL - Purpose: Empowering The Port of Portland to purchase from city of Portland properties under control of Dock Commission, acquire additional lands necessary for commercial and shipping interests and for depositing materials removed from waterways, dispose of lands reclaimed, construct canals to connect waterways, buy other wharfing facilities including terminals, operate lines of transportation necessary to promote water commerce, and issue bonds, not including obligations assumed in purchase of properties from city, up to five percentum of assessed valuation, and enlarging the Port Commission in even of purchase of properties from city of Portland, and preserving powers now vested in said Port. --- Vote YES or NO.

310. Yes

311. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 6 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on June 28, 1920 by the Committee of Fifteen.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.