Damascus Growth Plan Referendum (May 2011)
This measure was defeated
- YES 1,200 (34.73%)
- NO 2,255 (65.27%)
This measure, which was brought to the ballot through a successful petition drive by residents, sought to allow residents of the city to approve or defeat the long term growth plan which city officials had developed. City officials had been working on a long term, growth plan for the city since its incorporation in 2007. Opponents of the measure who filed the petition noted that they were not against growth in the city but felt the plan was not allowing for enough growth to occur. Opponents also noted that too much space was given for stream buffer areas. Though those in favor noted that it was best to allow the larger buffer areas so as to keep the rural character of the city intact.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|QUESTION: Shall the voters approve Damascus’s Ordinance 2010-45 adopting a comprehensive plan and maps?|
- Clackamas County Elections, Current Election Results (dead link)
- Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Damascus Growth Plan Opponents Get Referendum On The Ballot," January 14, 2011
- Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Damascus' Growth And Development Plan Will Be On The Ballot," January 18, 2011
- Clackamas County Elections, May Voter's Pamphlet, pg.77
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.