Oregon Modify Requirements for Formation of New Counties, Ballot Measure 85 (2000)
This measure failed at the November 2000 General Election.
Amends Constitution: Modifies Population, Minimum Area Requirements For Formation Of New Counties
Supporters for the measure pointed out that the current standards for a county are outdated, considering they had not been changed since 1857 when the Oregon Constitution was adopted. They argue the need to protect smaller communities that are still somewhat rural in nature, because they find themselves needing relief from county tax systems that support mostly big city programs in the larger community and believe the measure will help aid in self governing of all communities and counties. 
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