Oregon Tax for the 1925 Exposition, Measure 4 (1922)
The Oregon Tax for the 1925 Exposition Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized Portland, Oregon to raise $3,000,000 by levying and collecting a special tax over three years in order to hold an exposition on state resources, commerce, industries and statewide economic advantages in 1925.
|Oregon Measure 4 (1922)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Constitutional Amendment - Proposed by Initiative Petition
Initiated by the Atlantic-Pacific Highway and Electrical Exposition: Franklin T. Griffith, 679 Elliott Avenue, Portland, Oregon; Geo. L. Baker, 945 East 28th Street, Portland, Oregon; Emery Olmstead, 685 Tillamook Street, Portland, Oregon; Wm. Hanley, Burns, Oregon; A. H. Lea, 550 Thompson Street, Portland, Oregon; J. F. Daly, 625 Halsey Street, Portland, Oregon; Guy W. Talbot, 252 King street, Portland, Oregon; W. W. Harrah, 616 Tustin Street, Pendleton, Oregon; F. G. Deckebach, 940 “D” Street, Salem, Oregon, constituting the Managing Committee - 1925 EXPOSITION TAX AMENDMENT - Purpose: To authorize the city of Portland to raise $3,000,000 by levying and collecting a special tax of $1,000,000 each year for three years beginning not later than 1924, and expend the same as authorized by the voters of said city at any general or special election, to pay the expense of holding an exposition in the year 1925 or as soon as possible thereafter to advertise the resources, products, commerce, industries and general advantages of the state of Oregon and city of Portland, and validating any preceding or concurrent city legislation carrying same into effect.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1922 ballot measures
- 1922 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1922-1928
- Oregon State Constitution
- of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1922
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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