West Linn City Police Station Bond Measure (November 2011)

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A West Linn City Police Station Bond Measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of West Linn which is in Clackamas County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 3,989 (53.6%)Approveda
  • NO 3,452 (46.4%)[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $8.5 million in order to fund the construction of a new police station in the city.[2] Supporters of this measure noted that the time was past due for the police to be housed in a bigger location. The group West Linn Police Station Committee had headed the campaign for this bond, noting that the current building has a long list of maintenance problems which need to be addressed. A similar measure was defeated last year, though this bond is $2 million less than the previous one. Supporters were hoping that the lower cost would encourage residents to vote in favor. A levy addition of around $.16 per $1,000 of assessed property value will be added to the local tax rate in order to pay for the bond.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $8,500,000 for a new police station?

If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[4]

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