The October 25 Rose City Park Neighborhood Association general meeting at the German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda St., will include November ballot information with Oregon, Portland and Metro ballot measure Oregon League of Women Voters presentations, city commissioner position #4 candidates Steve Novick and Chloe Eudaly and a presentation by Renew Oregon. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Board chair Tamara DeRidder characterized the presentations on ballot measures as “unbiased and non-partisan.” Measure 97 would raise corporate taxes on businesses with annual incomes that exceed $25 million, Measure 98 would require state funding for dropout-prevention and career and college readiness programs in Oregon high schools, and Measure 99 would create an Outdoor School education fund, sourced from state lottery proceeds to support programs. Measure 26-179 would allow the city of Portland to issue bonds to build new affordable rental housing and purchase existing buildings for low-income affordable housing, and the Metro measure would extend the regional government’s parks and nature levy.
Renew Oregon, a statewide coalition of stakeholders steering the state toward sustainable, efficient clean energy practice and policy, will provide neighbors with information about its organization.