Statements from Clackamas County

"Residents could have received nearly $48M for Local Schools, Fire District, Sheriff’s Dept. and Social Services."

Says Damascus’ disincorporation would produce "NO significant tax savings."

Says, "Carl proposed a 'windfall' tax on real estate development when he was a Metro Councilor."

Says Julie Parrish "voted to divert $160 million from public schools to private for-profit schools."

"Newgard owed more than $13,000 for unpaid taxes on his $1 million Milwaukie apartment complex."

Says Clackamas County Measure 3-401 "will hurt our county, cripple economic growth, and increase our taxes with excessive special elections." 

Says "As Mayor of Wilsonville, I drove TriMet out of town and replaced their bloated transit system with our own local bus line that offers better service and has saved our businesses millions of dollars."

Says "I am happy to decline PERS so that the County can save over $68,000 over a four year term that would have been paid on my behalf."

Says he "is the only candidate in the race for Clackamas County Chair who will refuse to join the Public Employees Retirement System."

Says Measure 3-386 will cost a fortune for elections while Measure 3-388 will cost less.

Says "Clackamas County has more urban renewal debt than all the other Oregon counties combined."

If the Sellwood Bridge is not replaced, it will have to be shut down within eight years.

Says "there is a plan formulated by Chair (Lynn) Peterson and the cities in Clackamas County to further increase this fee in three years and split it up on projects between the county and cities."

Says Steve Spinnett has court judgments against him for trespass and harassment.

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