2012 light-rail ballot issues
From Portland Afoot
The fall 2012 light-rail ballot issues expected in Clackamas County and Clark County are the culmination of years of activism and advocacy in Portland's suburbs by both liberal supporters of light rail and conservative opponents of light rail.
 Clackamas County
As reported by The Oregonian, the 2012 Clackamas County rail initiative would require a majority of county voters to green-light a prior $25 million commitment by county leaders to help pay for the Orange Line, which would connect the northwest corner of the county to the MAX system.
Unless blocked from the ballot, the vote would occur in a special election Sept. 18.
 Clark County
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.
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