2012 Clark County transit ballot issue
From Portland Afoot
As reported by The Columbian, the 2012 Clark County transit ballot issue would require a majority of voters in the C-Tran service district, which consists mostly of parts of the county that fall inside its urban growth boundaries, to approve a sales tax hike of 0.1 percentage point to raise $4.5 million to $5.5 million annually to cover operating costs on a Yellow Line extension to Clark College as well as a possible bus rapid transit line on Fourth Plain Boulevard.
The vote would be expected to occur in the Nov. 6 general election.
C-Tran officials had once expected to offer the sales tax hike in a single package with a 2011 sales tax issue to preserve existing C-Tran operations. In 2011, Clark County commissioners, who sit on the C-Tran board of directors, forced the two issues to be decided separately. The one preserving existing operations using a 0.2 percentage point sales tax hike was approved in November 2011 by 54 percent of C-Tran voters.
A largely unrelated initiative proposed in Clackamas County for September 2012 also served as a referendum of sorts on MAX expansion, though it took place in Portland's southern suburbs.
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