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The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley

Election results: Metro bond passes

With no terms up for fire and school board positions, no county-wide measures or levies, and nothing on the city docket within Banks, this newspaper had no elections to cover on Tuesday, November 5. 

However, in neighboring Forest Grove, part of the Portland Metro government, voters overwhelmingly passed Measure No. 26-203, a ballot measure put forth by Metro that will authorize $475 million in general obligation bonds to continue efforts by Metro to do what they describe in their explanatory statement as “protect clean water, natural areas, access to parks and nature.”

In short, the money, while undefined in scope and exact purpose, will fund Metro’s growing network of parks . . .

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