Malheur County Agriculture Service District Creation (May 2012)
This measure was approved
- YES 3,392
- NO 2,678 
This measure sought to create a Malheur County Agricultural Education Extension Service District and implement a levy set at a rate of $.23 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The purpose of creating the district will be to give financial support for the Oregon State University’s Malheur Experiment Station and OSU Malheur County Extension Service in the area. The two services have noted decreased budgets due to state financial restraints so this will allow for a permanent tax base for their services. While some residents noted their opposition to more taxes, others stated the importance of the services and the need to further support them.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Shall extension district be formed with a permanent tax rate limit of $.23 per $1,000 of assessed value beginning FY 2012-2013?|