Clatsop County Jail Bond Measure (May 2012)
This measure was defeated
- YES 4,379 (44%)
- NO 5,574 (56%)
This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $14 million in order to pay for expanding the current jail facility. An addition to the county property taxes would have been added at a rate of $.16 per $100,00 of assessed property value. Currently the county buses some inmates to the Tillamook county jail and if the bond had been approved that service would no longer have been required. The bond would also have added parking spaces, isolation cells and space for additional treatment programs for inmates. Officials noted that low interest rates make a bond a good deal at this time as it would allow for lower repayments in the long run.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Shall the County issue general obligation bonds not exceeding $14,000,000 to remodel the County Jail, Sheriff's Office and Probation Offices? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.|
- Coast River Business Journal, "A letter to the public," April 30, 2012
- The Daily Astorian, "Clatsop County ballots mailed out: Election draws in more voters," April 27, 2012 (dead link)
- Cannon Beach Gazette, "$14 million dollar jail bond will be on May ballot," February 29, 2012 (dead link)
- Clatsop County Clerk, May Unofficial Election Results
- The Daily Astorian, "County to put jail bond on ballot," accessed February 23, 2012 (dead link)
- Clatsop County Elections, Current Election Information
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.