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Measure 39

Argument in Opposition

The
League of Women Voters of Oregon
urges you to

VOTE NO ON MEASURE 39

IMPACTS OF MEASURE 39

If your community wants to redevelop its waterfront with stores and pedestrian walkways, Measure 39 will make it more expensive!

If your community wants to develop a business park to create jobs for the community, Measure 39 will require the government own it! Do the promoters of this measure want the government to own more property?

If your community wants a public economic development project that involves selling property (bringing in profitable businesses into the community), Measure 39 won't allow it!

COSTS OF MEASURE 39

The official Financial Estimate says it could cost Oregonians from $16 to $30 million per year. The measure drives most disagreements over the value of condemned property into court rather than negotiation. The cost of lawyers alone will prevent many communities from purchasing land necessary for new roads, bridges, schools, sewer and water systems and other valuable public resources. Measure 39 would surely increase the cost of government ownership of public property.

OREGONIANS CARE ABOUT OREGON. Don't let out-of-state special interests buy your vote.

MEASURE 39

  • Makes public projects more expensive
  • Will increase the amount of property that the government owns and the costs to manage it
  • Inhibits most job-producing public economic development projects
  • Was mostly paid for by out-of-state lobbying interests

VOTE NO ON MEASURE 39

(This information furnished by Margaret Noel, League of Women Voters of Oregon.)


Argument in Opposition

BEWARE OF OUT-OF-STATE BALLOT MEASURES!

VOTE NO ON MEASURE 39

OREGONIANS SHOULD VOTE NO ON MEASURES WRITTEN BY PEOPLE OUTSIDE OREGON! THESE FOLKS HAVE AGENDAS THAT SUIT THEIR PURPOSES, NOT OURS, AND USE SCARE TACTICS TO GET THEIR WAY. THEY HIDE THEIR TRUE INTENTIONS BY PLACING INNOCENT-SOUNDING PHRASES AT THE TOP, THEN SNEAK IN CONCEPTS THAT WOULD NEVER FLY ON THEIR OWN.

NOW IT'S MEASURE 39! BIG MONEY INTERESTS FROM THE EAST COAST PAID TO PUT THIS MEASURE ON OUR BALLOT. THEY ARE TRYING TO FRIGHTEN OREGONIANS-SAYING THAT OUR HOMES WILL BE TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT IF WE DON'T VOTE "YES". THIS MEASURE WON'T PROTECT YOUR HOME, BUT MAY STOP YOUR COMMUNITY FROM DETERMINING ITS FUTURE.

IF YOUR CITY WANTS TO REDEVELOP ITS WATERFRONT WITH STORES AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS, MEASURE 39 MAY NOT ALLOW IT. IF YOUR COUNTY WANTS TO DEVELOP A BUSINESS PARK, MEASURE 39 MAY NOT ALLOW IT. OUR COMMUNITIES MAY BE PREVENTED FROM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THAT MAKE JOBS.

MEASURE 39 GETS WORSE! HIDDEN IN THE MIDDLE IS FINE PRINT THAT WILL COST YOU HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WHEN CONDEMNATION IS USED TO BUY PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES LIKE BUILDING ROADS, SCHOOLS OR A WATER SYSTEM. MEASURE 39 WILL REQUIRE THE COMMUNITY TO PAY THE PROPERTY OWNER'S LAWYER IN NEARLY EVERY CASE. MEASURE 39 ENCOURAGES A PROPERTY OWNER TO HIRE THE MOST EXPENSIVE LAWYERS BECAUSE THE PUBLIC HAS TO PAY FOR IT! OREGON'S SECRETARY OF STATE SAYS IT WILL COST $16 TO $30 MILLION EACH YEAR!

MEASURE 39 DOESN'T SOLVE ANYTHING! EVEN THE SUPPORTERS OF THIS MEASURE CAN'T CITE A SINGLE EXAMPLE OF ABUSE! MEASURE 39 IS A SOLUTION IN SEARCH OF A PROBLEM!

MEASURE 39:

  • BROUGHT BY OUT-OF-STATE INTERESTS
  • INHIBITS MOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
  • PAYS LAWYERS MILLIONS IN PUBLIC DOLLARS
  • DOESN'T SOLVE ANYTHING

(This information furnished by Gregory Winterowd, Legislative Vice-Chair, Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association.)

 

 

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722