City Club forum to review measures
Public invited; voting restricted to members.
A public presentation on statewide ballot measures is planned by the City Club of Portland.
The presentation, known as "BallotPalooza," will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Village Ballroom at Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum St., Portland.
Though the public may attend, only City Club members may cast ballots to determine proposed endorsements of five statewide ballot measures.
City Club committees have studied and issued recommendations on these measures on the Nov. 4 ballot:
Measure 86, which would authorize a post-secondary aid fund financed by bonds: Yes.
Measure 88, which would create a four-year driver's card issued to people, regardless of their immigration status, who meet other driving requirements for a license: Yes.
Measure 89, which would write an Equal Rights Amendment for women into the Oregon Constitution: No.
Measure 91, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana and leave it to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to regulate cultivation and sales: Yes.
Measure 92, which would require labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms: Yes.
City Club balloting will continue through Aug. 25. Results will be released Aug. 26.
The club did not issue reports on Measure 87, which allows some outside employment by judges, or Measure 90, which would advance the top two finishers in a primary to the general election regardless of party.
The club also issued reports on five other issues that did not qualify for the ballot.