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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

Measures & Initiatives 1950 to 1959

Election Date Subject
05/19/1950
License Fees on Income and Business Profits
Referendum by Petition
Yes
No
31,762
85,682
05/19/1950
Public Utilities Certificates
Amend Charter Section 10-104
Yes
No
54,611
56,930
05/19/1950
Municipal Auditorium Bonds - $150,000
Amend Charter (Insert Section 11-1003)
Yes
No
59,147
55,975
05/19/1950
Placing Municipal Auditorium Employees Under Civil Service
Amend Charter Section 11-11001
Yes
No
55,735
56,054
05/19/1950
4/10 Mill Tax Levy for Parks
Amend Charter (Insert Section 9-605)
Yes
No
61,008
56,136
05/19/1950
5 Mill Tax Levy for Increased City Services
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-117)
Yes
No
28,575
86,901
05/19/1950
2,000 Units Low-Rent Housing
Ordinance Referred by Council
Yes
No
53,374
62,659
11/07/1950
Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Referendum by Petition
Yes
No
60,969
77,084
11/07/1950
Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Act
Amend Charter Chapter 5
Yes
No
68,904
58,832
11/07/1950
Fixing Salary of Mayor and Commissioner
Amend Charter Section 2-114
Yes
No
58,148
74,884
06/19/1951
1 Mill Tax Levy for Civil Defense
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-117)
Yes
No
22,681
23,086
06/19/1951
Limiting Terms and Fixing Salaries of Mayor and Commissioners
Amend Charter Section 2-114
Yes
No
20,582
25,212
05/16/1952
Prohibit Punchboards in City; not submitted to electorate - Supreme Court upheld Emergency Clause - No Election
Referendum by Petition
 
 
 
 
05/16/1952
Promotion of Industry in City
Amend Charter (Insert Section 2-137)
Yes
No
81,932
56,949
05/16/1952
Amendment Pertaining to Sale of Water Bonds
Amend Charter Section 11-201
Yes
No
88,697
40,964
05/16/1952
Fixing Salaries of City Officials
Amend Charter Sections 2-117 & 2-114
Yes
No
62,701
76,430
05/16/1952
Special Tax Levy for City Services and Expenses
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-117)
Yes
No
56,767
77,686
05/16/1952
Special Tax Levy for Symphony Bands
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-118)
Yes
No
55,616
80,502
11/04/1952
Dock Commission to Issue Revenue Certificates
Amend Charter (Insert Section 6-106)
Yes
No
130,236
42,390
11/04/1952
Municipal Zoo Bonds $4,000,000
Amend Charter (Insert Section 11-504)
Yes
No
82,773
95,027
11/04/1952
Special Tax Levy - Civil Defense
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-117)
Yes
No
102,715
73,005
11/04/1952
Creating Transit and Parking Commission
Amend Charter (Insert Chapter 14)
Yes
No
72,839
105,243
11/04/1952
Urban Redevelopment Bonds
Amend Charter (Insert Chapter 15)
Yes
No
76,278
94,554
11/04/1952
Sewage Disposal Bonds $2,500,000
Amend Charter (Insert Section 11-1104 ½ )
Yes
No
121,922
50,454
11/04/1952
Fixing Salaries of City Officials
Amend Charter Section 2-114
Yes
No
101,838
73,544
11/04/1952
Special Tax Levy - Salary Adjustments City Employees
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-118)
Yes
No
79,626
96,138
05/21/1954
Special 5-year Modern Zoo Levy
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-118)
Yes
No
65,885
47,000
05/21/1954
Bid Requirement for Purchases over $600
Amend Charter Section 8-106
Yes
No
65,641
37,727
05/21/1954
Exposition-Recreation Center Bonds $8,000,000
Amend Charter (Insert Chapter 14)
Yes
No
60,885
48,628
05/21/1954
Harbor Facilities Bonds$6,500,000
Amend Charter (Insert Section 11-803)
Yes
No
82,630
28,053
11/02/1954
Authorizing 5-year Contracts by City
Amend Charter Section 2-105
Yes
No
84,439
48,236
11/02/1954
Succession on City Council in Emergency
Amend Charter Section 2-116
Yes
No
107,755
28,523
11/02/1954
Increasing Old Fire-Police Pensions
Amend Charter Section 5-119
Yes
No
106,137
39,019
11/02/1954
Municipal Officer-Employee Residence Requirement
Amend Charter Section 2-505
Yes
No
96,204
39,840
11/02/54
Establish New City Tax Base from $8,619,901.73 to $10,400,000
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-120)
Yes
No
32,720
101,444
11/02/1954
Special 10-Year Capital Improvement Levy
$2,000,000 per year
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-119)
Yes
No
44,218
87,776
11/02/1954
Transit Commission & 10 year Levy $65,000 p/year
Amend Charter (Insert Chapter 15)
Yes
No
51,371
76,629
11/02/1954
Special Tax Levy for Street Lighting
$1,000,000 per year for ten years
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-121)
Yes
No
92,702
53,871
05/18/1956
Special Rehabilitation Farm, Police Academy levy
½ Million for 1 year
Yes
No
32,437
95,493
05/18/1956
East Side Limitation, Exposition-Recreation Commission
Amend Charter (Insert Section 14.108&14.109)
Initiative Petition
RECOUNT is official count
Original Auditor Count: Yes 64,482 No 63,987
Yes
No
64,363
64,060
05/18/1956
Prohibiting Pinballs, Certain Other Mechanical Games
Ordinance Referred by Referendum Petition
Yes
No
76,770
59,258
05/18/1956
Special 5-yr Salary Adjustment Levy
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-124)
Yes
No
62,815
64,212
11/06/1956
Fluoridation of Water Supply
Amend Charter (Insert Section 13-102)
Yes
No
75,621
105,519
11/06/1956
Parking Commission and Parking Facilities
Amend Charter (Insert Chapter 15)
Yes
No
44,772
131,041
11/06/1956
Special Tax Levy for Trunk Sewers 1 ½ M for 5 yrs
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-119)
Yes
No
67,753
101,125
11/06/1956
East-West Facilities, Exposition-Recreation Center, Requiring $4,000,000 east side of River
Amend Charter (Repeal Section 14-109, re-enact 14-01-14-07, amend 14-108)
Yes
No
25,092
148,156
 
11/06/1956
Special Tax Levy - City Services, Wages
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-120)
Yes
No
64,537
107,687
11/06/1956
Repeal Ban, Licensing Pinballs, Other Devices
Ordinance Proposed by Initiative Petition
Yes
No
68,380
109,828
11/06/1956
Restoring Exposition-Recreation Commission Powers, Duties
Amend Charter (Insert Section 14-110, repeal Section14-108 and 14-109)
Yes
No
80,370
87,131
 
05/16/1958
Fire Bureau Facilities and Equipment Bonds
$3,000,000
Amend Charter (Insert Section 11-304)
Yes
No
65,843
45,331
05/16/1958
Creating Development and Civic Promotion Dept
(Portland Development Commission)
Amend Charter (Insert Chapter 15)
Yes
No
56,904
53,963
05/16/1958
Municipal Mass Transit Operation
Amend Charter (Insert Chapter 16)
Yes
No
41,830
70,169
05/16/1958
Delta Park Location for E-R Center
Amend Charter (Insert Section 14-110)
Initiative Petition
Yes
No
46,838
73,049
05/16/1958
Council-Manager Form of City Government
Amend Charter (Insert Section 1-101A)
Initiative Petition
Yes
No
55,283
61,821
05/16/1958
Charter Revision Study
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-119)
Yes
No
31,068
70,081
11/04/1958
Discontinuing Posting of Pre-Election Notices
Amend Charter Section 3-109
Yes
No
86,774
48,024
11/04/1958
10-yr Capital Improvement Program
Amend Charter (Insert Section 7-201)
Yes
No
25,799
112,502
11/04/1958
Hydroelectric Power Facilities Bonds
Amend Charter (Insert Section 11-203)
Yes
No
45,680
88,052