MILWAUKIE, Ore. (KOIN) -- Voters in Clackamas County have voted down one of two measures that would allow county resources for a TriMet light rail expansion.
Measures 3-424 and 3-425 would authorize money to help pay for the expansion and sell a strip of land, respectively.
With 100% of the votes tallied on 3-424, 56% of voters said no to expansion funding. On 3-425, voters -- in a different part of the county -- went ahead and approved the property exchange with TriMet.
Regardless of the outcome of the vote, Clackamas County is contractually obligated to sell the land and provide $25 million for the Portland-Milwaukie light rail project.
In the end, "The County will still make road and signal improvements near the Park Avenue Station, and it is just common sense for the small portion of the Trolley Trail to be sold to TriMet," wrote Positively Clackamas, which described itself as a non-partisan political action committee, in a news release. "The ballot title said the measure was advisory, so let's stop the nonsense and just get on with completing the project."
KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.
A new indoor location for the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp is close to being finalized. "Our urging to Right 2 Dream is take this offer," Portland Mayor Charlie Hales told KOIN 6 News Wednesday.
At least one Oregon lawmaker wants every state legislator and senator to buy into the state's "Cover Oregon" plans. "Somehow Congress and politicians are kind of exempt," she said, as she readies plans for a "Cover Oregon" mandate.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office said aggressive panhandling is on the wane but is not gone. That's why an ordinance is being drafted that would ban panhandling at certain spots.
A 47-year-old man died after the car he was driving crossed from the north lanes to the south on I-205 and hit a pick-up truck.