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Oregon Reorganization of Metropolitan Service District, Measure 6 (May 1978)

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The Oregon Reorganization of Metropolitan Service District Bill, also known as Measure 6, was on the May 23, 1978 ballot in Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure reorganized the Metropolitical Service District for the Portland Metropolitan Area, abolished the Columbia Region Association of Governments (CRAG), revised the district’s boundaries and number of governing members and allowed for increased metropolitan utilities and aspects beyond previously existing functions upon voter approval of a one percent income tax or tax base.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (May 1978)
Approveda Yes 110,600 54.84%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Purpose: Metropolitical Service District reconstituted with subdistrict election of twelve member governing council, elected executive officer, revised boundaries. Abolishes CRAG, transfers regional land use planning functions to district. Authority to assess cities expires 1981. Voters may transfer boundary commission functions to district. If voters approve income tax (1% limit) or tax base, district may assume metropolitan aspects of enumerated (recreational, correctional, library, etc.) services beyond existing functions. Authorizes local service district formation. Effective January 1, 1976.


NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Metro Records and Information Management (RIM) Program, "Excerpt from 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.