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Portland Votes Against Density Increase

 

In 2002, Citizens (Oregonians in Action) placed a charter amendment initiative on the Metro Regional Ballot to require Metro to stop forcing higher density on the region. This was measure 26-11.

Metro responded by placing a similar sounding measure that, in actuality, did NOTHING to stop density and would expire in just a few years. (Authored by Rex Burkholder )

 

This is dramatic demonstration of how little Metro believes in the will of the people.

 

Metro's density limit passed with 65% of the vote.

In all, probably at least 75% of the region's voters voted to limit density.

 

Measure No. 26-11

 

PROHIBITS, REPEALS METRO HOUSING DENSITY REQUIREMENTS; REQUIRES NOTICE; AMENDS CHARTER

 

Question: Shall Metro Charter: prohibit Metro housing density increases; repeal existing density requirements; require notice of local government proposed density increases?

 

Summary: Amends Metro Charter provisions concerning regional planning functions. Prohibits Metro Council from adopting new ordinances requiring local governments to increase housing densities or adopt minimum density requirements on residential land. Requires repeal of existing Metro density requirements. Requires Metro to provide mailed notice to affected households of proposed amendments to local comprehensive plans or ordinances that increase housing densities or adopt density requirements. Requires Metro report on effect of proposed housing density increases. Describes affected households, residential land. Provides other notice requirements. Includes other provisions.

https://multco.us/elections/metro-measure-no-26-11

Measure No. 26-29

 

AMENDS CHARTER: PROHIBITS INCREASED DENSITY IN EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS; REQUIRES REPORTS

 

QUESTION: Shall Metro Charter: Prohibit increased density in existing neighborhoods; require report to residents on proposed Urban Growth Boundary changes?

 

SUMMARY: Amends Metro Charter’s regional planning provisions to prohibit Metro from requiring density increase in identified single-family neighborhoods. Requires report to residents on effects of certain proposed Urban Growth Boundary amendments on existing residential neighborhoods, including impacts on traffic and parks. Requires report be provided to residents within one mile of proposed Urban Growth Boundary amendments and to all cities and counties within Metro. Measure becomes effective instead of Ballot Measure 26-11 if it obtains more affirmative votes. Requires revote in 2014 to remain effective.

 

https://multco.us/elections/may-21-2002-measure-26-29

Since both measures were on the same ballot, some people certainly voted in favor of both measures.

How many is unknown, but if 25% voted for both, then the total yes  would be 209,00 of 275,000 total ballots or about 76% of the region saying that they have had enough density.

If 50% voted for both, then the total yes  would be 238,00 of 275,000 total ballots or about 86% of the region saying that they have had enough density.

 

Anti-MetroWeb Site,

 

BOTH SIDE CLAIM VICTORY IN METRO URBAN DENSITY DEBATE

26-11 METRO - PROHIBITS, REPEALS HOUSING DENSITY REQ

 

Yes

No

Clackamas County

25,402

27,397

Multnomah County

53,907

90,372

Washington County

38,055

40,802

TOTALs (275,935 cast)

117,364

158,571

TOTAL (%)

43%

57%

26-29 METRO - PROHIBIT DENSITY IN EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS

 

Yes

No

Clackamas County

34,630

17,627

Multnomah County

91,485

53,022

Washington County

53,586

24,666

TOTAL (275,016)

179,701

95315

TOTAL (%)

65%

35%

People AGAIN voted AGAINST DENSITY INCREASE 3:1 in November 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A YES vote is a vote to stop increased density in our neighborhoods.

Here are the official results for Multnomah County:

 

SUMMARY REPORT        Multnomah County, Oregon         FINAL OFFICIAL RESULTS

Final Official results - Released at 1:30 PM, 11/21/2014

 

26-160 Metro

Vote for  1

Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   191,720   76.28%

No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     59,620   23.72%

 

From: https://multco.us/elections/november-2014-general-election-results

 

Retain prohibition on Metro-required single-family

neighborhood density increases

 

Question: Shall Metro Charter Provision Prohibiting

Metro From Requiring Density Increases in Single-Family

Neighborhoods Be Retained, with 16-Year Sunset?

 

Summary: Retains provision in Metro Charter prohibiting

Metro from requiring local governments to increase

density in identified existing single-family neighborhoods.

Requires revote in 2030 to remain effective. This

prohibition was approved by voters in 2002 and is required

by Metro Charter to be voted on again at the November

2014 general election. A “yes” vote on this measure would

retain the prohibition for 16 years; a “no” vote repeals the

prohibition on June 30, 2015.