The referendum on the four ordinances succeeded! The voters have spoken. All four measures were resoundingly defeated.
|Measure||Ordinance||No Votes||Yes Votes|
|17.53||Solid Waste & Nuisance Ordinance||76.48%||23.52%|
|17.54||Code Enforcement Officer Ordinance||79.24%||10.76%|
|17.55||Hearings Officer Ordinance||80.15%||19.85%|
|17.56||Environmental Health Ordinance||77.47%||22.53%|
The Josephine County Republican Central Committee voted to pass a resolution opposing these measures last June. Since then, we have received letters of support from the Republican Central Committees in 20 other Oregon counties, as well as from the Oregon Republican Party. These ordinances were badly written and overreaching, and we are very glad that they were defeated at the ballot box.
Voter turnout was high for an off year election. According to County Clerk, Art Harvey, voter turnout usually runs about 40% in off year elections. We had a 49.9% turnout to defeat these ordinances.
This is a big win for Jospehine County!