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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

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May 2017 City Referred Measures

Measure 26-189: Auditor Charter Changes

Ballot Title Caption: Amends Charter: Increases Auditor's independence from audited agencies, adds duty. 

Documents: 

Resolution No. 37265, text of charter amendments (passed by Council) 

Ballot Title (via City Auditor) 

Explanatory Statement (via City Auditor)

Notice of measure election; county filing documents (via Multnomah County Elections)

Status:

2/1/17 - Resolution no. 37265 passed by City Council to refer measure to May 16, 2017 special election ballot 

2/2/17 - Resolution filed with City Elections Officer. Ballot title challenge period begins: qualified voters may petition for review of ballot title in Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00pm February 13th, 2017

2/14/17 - Challenge period ends; no ballot title challenges filed

2/27/17 - Notice of Measure Election and other filing forms submitted to Multnomah County Elections Division. County certifies measure to the ballot and assigns measure number 26-189


Measure 26-194: Transient Lodgings Tax Charter Amendment

Ballot Title Caption: Amends Charter: Authorizes Council to Change Scope of Transient Lodgings Tax Obligations 

Documents: 

Resolution No. 37268, text of charter amendments (passed by Council)

Final Ballot Title as amended (Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Bushong)

Explanatory Statement (via Commissioner Nick Fish)

Notice of Measure Election (via Auditor's Office)

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Additional Ballot Title Documents: 

Original Ballot Title (via City Attorney)  

Ballot Title challenge (via petitioner)

Status: 

2/15/17 - Resolution 37268 passed by City Council and filed with City Elections Officer to refer measure to May 16, 2017 Special Election. Ballot title challenge begins; qualified voters may petition for review of the ballot title in Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00pm  February 27, 2017

2/27/17 - Ballot title challenge filed in Multnomah County Circuity Court. Read the challenge here 

3/15/17 - Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Bushong issues final amended ballot title

3/16/17 - Notice of Measure Election and other filing forms submitted to Multnomah County Elections Division. County certifies measure to the ballot and assigns measure number 26-194