Reedsport City Public Utility Rates Charter Amendment, Measure 10-127 (May 2013)

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A Reedsport City Public Utility Rates Charter Amendment measure was approved on the May 21, 2013, election ballot in Douglas County, which is in Oregon.

This measure amended the Reedsport City Charter to specify fees that require voter approval to utility rates such as water, waste water, storm water. Meaning that other fees imposed by the city would not require voter approval.[1]

Election results

Measure 10-127
Approveda Yes 486 54.85%
These results are from Douglas County elections office

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

Shall Reedsport City Charter, Section 45 be amended to require voter approval for "public utility rates" rather than all "fees"?[1][2]


This Measure amends the Reedsport City Charter Section 45 by specifying which types of fee increases require voter approval. "Public utility rates" as used in this section means water, waste water, and storm water and would require voter approval, subject to existing contracts. Administrative fees that are established or increased to cover the City's operational costs linked with providing the service (e. g. boat launch. kennel and copy fees) would not require voter approval.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Douglas County May 21, 2013 Measures List
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.