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Estacada City Charter Amendments, 2 (March 2012)

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Two Estacada City Charter Amendment measures were on the March 13, 2012 ballot in the city of Estacada which is in Clackamas County.

The citizens measures, 3-391, was approved

The first measure sought to amend the city charter so that urban renewal procedures would have to follow the laws set out by the state.

  • YES 164 (35.3%)
  • NO 301 (64.7%)Defeatedd

The second measure sought to amend the city charter so that any substantial change to urban renewal agencies, requirements of provisions would have to have voter approval before being enacted.[1]

  • YES 371 (78.1%)Approveda
  • NO 104 (21.9%)[2]

The second measure had been placed on the ballot by citizens and the first was a counter measure proposed by the City Council and placed on the ballot as a better option for voters. The Council noted that the citizen's measure will establish procedures which are not required under law where as the first measure would have allowed for a simpler system in regards to urban development.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure 3-390: Shall Estacada amend its charter to specify that its urban renewal procedures follow state law?

Measure 3-391: Charter amendment would require voter approval of activation of or substantial changes to urban renewal agencies, notice requirements, termination provisions.[4]

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