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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

2008 City Referred Measure Log

November 4, 2008 General Election

Measure 26-94


Ballot Title Caption: Renew five-year levy for Children's Investment Fund

Resolution 36575 - (PDF Document, 239kb)

Exhibit A - Measure Text (PDF Document, 8kb)

Exhibit B - Ballot Title (PDF Document, 18kb)

Explanatory Statement (PDF Document, 151kb)



2/20/08- Resolution adopted by Council

2/25/08 - Seven-day ballot title challenge period begins; an elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 P.M. Monday, March 3, 2008.

Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title (PDF Document, 18kb)

3/3/2008 - No ballot title challenges filed during challenge period

3/27/2008 - Multnomah County Elections assigns measure number: 26-94

6/25/2008 - Date for required TSCC* public hearing for Measure 26-94: 8:30 a.m. Rose Room, City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Ave, Portland, OR  97204

8/27/2008 - Explanatory statement filed

11/4/2008 - Measure approved by voters

*Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission

General Information  

City Code Section 2.04.040 provides that the City council may refer a measure to the ballot for the following reasons:

  • Charter Amendments which require a vote of the people;
  • to refer ordinances or resolutions to the voters, when Council wants a public vote for political reasons;
  • to pass money measures, such as a bond measure or operating levy;
  • or to ask a general question in an area in which Council would like the public's input or advice.