NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE
Pursuant to ORS 250.275 notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by the Tigard City Council was filed with the City Elections Officer on June 29, 2016. Any elector dissatisfied with the proposed ballot title may petition City Elections Officer Carol Krager seeking a different title no later than the close of the business day, 6:00 p.m., on July 11, 2016, under Tigard Municipal Code Chapter 1.12.030.
Allow City to support extending light rail service to Tigard.
Shall Tigard enact an ordinance allowing City support for extending MAX light rail service to Tigard, including downtown Tigard?
Tigard’s Charter requires the City to oppose proposed MAX light rail service to Tigard (“Project”) without voter approval. A yes vote approves the authorization ordinance, satisfies Charter allowing City support for Project, including service to downtown Tigard, and land use amendments. A no vote maintains Charter’s opposition.
City land use regulations would be amended to allow light rail maintenance yards in specified industrial zones and allow light rail to cross wetlands with proper mitigation. No housing density increase is proposed to accommodate the Project.
The estimated $2.4-2.8 billion Project would only be built if federal grants and regional funding are secured. This ordinance does not impose or increase any fees or taxes.
No traffic lanes or contiguous properties on Pacific Highway in Tigard are impacted. Project includes sidewalk, bicycle, and road improvements in Tigard.
The total amount of road capacity on existing roadways along the route is reduced by 0.03%; unused public right-of-way is reduced by 5 acres.
See www.tigard-or.gov/swc for authorization ordinance and details on Project.
Publish 06/30/2016. TT12172