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Cornelius Vehicle Fuel Tax Implementation (March 2010)

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A Cornelius Vehicle Fuel Tax Implementation measure was on the March 9, 2010 ballot in the city of Cornelius which is in Washington County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 695 (55.19%)Approveda
  • NO 565 (44.81%)[1]

This measure sought to add a tax of $.02 per gallon of gas bought within the city limits and would be used to repair, maintain and construct new roads in the city. Since this measure was approved, the monthly street light fee will be repealed once this gas tax is in effect.[2]

The Oregon Petroleum Association was the group that got this issue on the ballot because they wanted it to be rejected by voters. They do not want the tax to be authorized and are hoping previous case law will prevent the city from implementing it. It is unclear yet if they will go as far as a lawsuit to stop the tax from being implemented in the city.[3]

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