Another Oregon municipality will face a measure that would require voters to approve bonds funded by urban renewal districts.
A group of Oregon City residents gathered enough signatures to put the initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot, according to the Oregonian newspaper.
Oregon municipalities can create urban renewal districts, similar to California’s former redevelopment agencies, that can use a portion of property taxes to issue bonds and use the process to remove “blight.”
No vote is necessary to create the urban renewal district, unless required by local laws.
Last year, Clackamas County voters overwhelmingly approved a similar initiative that required voter approval to create or substantially change an urban renewal district in an unincorporated area, according to the paper.
California’s Legislature last year eliminated redevelopment agencies.