Portland City Fire Department Bond Measure (November 2010)

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A Portland City Fire Department Bond Measure was on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the city of Portland which is in both Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.

This measure was defeated in Clackamas County

  • YES 132 (38.04)
  • NO 215 (61.96)Defeatedd[1]

This measure was approved in Multnomah County

  • YES 107,058 (51.36%)Approveda
  • NO 101,395 (48.64%)[2]

This measure was also approved in Washington County

  • YES 263 (56.44%)Approveda
  • NO 203 (43.56%)[3]

This measure sought to create a bond in the amount of $72.4 million in order to help buy new fire vehicles, upgrade emergency response equipment and make facility improvements as needed.[4] An oversight by the county elections department did not place the cost of the proposed bond for taxpayers on the Voter Pamphlet which was distributed. The state does not require the information be disclosed for proposed bonds, but it has usually been done just to be able to better show residents why they should or should not vote for specific bond measures. The city of Portland has not been consistent in its inclusion of the bond costs for their part of the Voter's Pamphlet.[5]

There had been no formal opposition created against this measure, but the group formed in favor of the measure had collected $134,000 for their campaign.[6]