Clackamas County voters say 'yes' to light rail measure

Clackamas County voters say 'yes' to light rail measure
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Clackamas County voters have approved a measure that puts them in charge of any money that is spent on future light rail projects.

A special election for Tuesday, Sept. 18, asked folks to decide whether voter approval should be required before county leaders start spending money on those types of projects.

Voters decided that their approval should be required. That means there will now be an election before county resources are used for financing, design, construction or operation of any public transit rail system.

Measure 3-401 will take effect immediately but it will not affect the current Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project that is already under way.