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					Clackamas County
Measure 3-310
                                                                        ing for County operation of three libraries serving unincorporated
 Ballot Title                                                           residents. The County also funds the Library Network allowing the
 ESTABlISh A COUNTYWIDE lIBrArY SErvICE DISTrICT                        libraries to connect electronically, share their collections and work
 IN ClACKAMAS COUNTY                                                    together to more efficiently provide library services.
                                                                        Rationale for Proposal
 QUESTION: Shall District be formed for countywide libraries to
 restore hours and retain services; $0.3974 per $1000 assessed          However, declining federal funding to counties, including Clackamas
 value beginning FY2009?                                                County, has created a shortfall for local programs, including librar-
                                                                        ies. Clackamas County can no longer provide supplemental funding
 SUMMArY: If approved, the “Library Service District of                 to city libraries or operate the three existing county libraries. The
 Clackamas County” (“Library District”) would be formed. Its ter-       county has announced that, barring new funding, the three county
 ritory would be countywide, exempting the cities of Damascus,          libraries will close on June 30, 2009, and county-provided supple-
 Johnson City, and that portion of Tualatin within Clackamas            mental funding to city libraries will be reduced by 20% per year for
 County. Creation of the Library District would do the follow-          the next five years, ending completely in 2014.
 ing:                                                                   What the New District Would Provide
 • Provide permanent and dedicated library funding;                     The creation of a Library District would ensure a stable, dedicated,
 • Allow libraries to make basic repairs and library improve-           and long-term funding source for library services, allowing libraries
   ments;                                                               to retain their educational resources and programs. The Library
 • Restore all libraries’ ability in the Library District to purchase   District would implement a permanent rate of $0.3974 per $1,000
   more books and materials; and                                        assessed value to exclusively fund library services. A home as-
                                                                        sessed at $200,000 would pay approximately $79.48 per year. This
 • Prevent reductions in services and closure of some city
                                                                        dedicated funding would allow the libraries in Clackamas County
   libraries.
                                                                        to stay open and continue their programs.
 Declining federal funding to counties creates a shortfall for local
                                                                        District Governance
 programs, including libraries. The creation of a Library Service
 District would ensure a dedicated long-term funding source for         The Library District would be governed by the Board of County
 library services, allowing libraries to retain educational resources   Commissioners and advised by an independent citizen committee
 and programs.                                                          representing each library in the District. Each of these libraries
                                                                        would be required to ensure representation of both city and unin-
 The Library District would be governed by the Board of County
                                                                        corporated residents on their local library board, whose designated
 Commissioners and advised by an independent citizen commit-
                                                                        member will then serve and represent their library on the District
 tee. All of the monies shall be spent on library operations and
                                                                        Advisory Board. An annual audit of District finances would be
 services. An annual audit is available to the public.
                                                                        conducted and made available to the public.
                                                                        (This information furnished by Christopher B. Storey,
Explanatory Statement                                                   Assistant County Counsel.)
If approved, the “Library Service District of Clackamas County”
(“Library District”) would be formed. Its territory would be county-
wide, exempting the cities of Damascus, Johnson City, and that
portion of Tualatin within Clackamas County.
Current Library Services
The libraries of Clackamas County currently work together to pro-
vide important community services, including:
  • Educating youth: Public libraries shoulder a greater propor-
    tion of this role today as school library budgets are cut.
  • Fostering literacy: Libraries support literacy education efforts
    by providing teaching resources and space for tutoring.
  • Providing information and referral services: Libraries
    provide information in areas of personal interest, research,
    business development, or to support recreational interests.
  • Serving pre-school children: Libraries provide educational
    opportunities by supplying rotating collections of books to pre-
    school centers, holding weekly story hours and craft events
    and special programs directed at pre-school children.
  • Serving the elderly and home-bound: Libraries provide
    rotating collections housed in retirement centers and direct
    loan service to home-bound, and provide large print and audio
    books.
  • Providing cultural opportunities: Artistic, musical, and cul-
    tural experiences are held at libraries usually without fee and
    libraries in Clackamas County provide “Cultural Passes” so
    that patrons can take their children to museums and gardens
    free of charge.
This work is currently supported by annual payments from the
County general fund to supplement city libraries and provide fund-

Official Clackamas County 2008 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet

3-35     Measures
Clackamas County
Measure 3-310




3-36   Map
Clackamas County
Measure 3-310
Argument in Favor                                                           Argument in Favor
vOTE YES FOr lIBrArIES                                                      Join the league of Women voters of Clackamas County in
Oregon has a long record of support for public libraries. The first         supporting the library District
public library west of the Rockies was established in Oregon City           libraries serve everyone.
in 1842. That was a subscription library, available only to those
                                                                            The library may be one of our most democratic institutions. People
who could pay the fee of $5 a year for access to the collection of
                                                                            of all walks of life use their local library for a variety of needs,
about 300 books.
                                                                            whether educational, entertainment, or job-related. The library
It was very early in the life of the State Legislature that Oregon          provides us with resources on any topic from caring for your new
provided for the creation of free public libraries. In 1901, under          baby, to children’s reading programs, to retirement living alterna-
H.B. 2, the Oregon Legislature created funding for libraries by way         tives. However, our library facilities, services, and hours of opera-
of taxes against the assessed value of properties. These libraries          tion countywide are not reflective of the communities where they
were to be “forever free for the use of the inhabitants” of the             reside. With the significant and ongoing loss of federal revenues
cities of Oregon. This forward-looking gesture of providing for freely      to the county general fund, a library district will provide dedicated,
accessible lending materials was backed by severe penalties for             stable funding that will allow us to upgrade sub-standard facilities,
defacing books: a fine of not more than $50.00 (nor less than $5),          book collections and service hours.
or imprisonment for up to 6 months. In a demonstration of the im-
                                                                            Cities will operate their own libraries.
portance of the Act, Oregon declared an emergency under which
it took effect immediately upon approval by the Governor. It was            The ten city libraries will continue to be owned and operated by their
approved February 13, 1901.                                                 respective cities with the help of Library District funding. The three
                                                                            county libraries will be reorganized and managed by the Cities of
Even in those times, the value of a publicly-funded library was
                                                                            Sandy, Gladstone and Happy Valley. 100% of the revenues gener-
understood. How much more important those libraries are today,
                                                                            ated by the new library district will be distributed back to cities to
when they provide universal access to information, is comparable
                                                                            fund their libraries. The County will continue to fund inter-library
only to the increased number of Oregonians using them.
                                                                            services to maintain the efficiencies of shared collections.
Please vote yes for the library District in Clackamas County.
                                                                            A more populous county must be able to grow its libraries.
Our libraries need dependable, long-term funding. Formation of
this District will provide it.                                              Stable and adequate funding provides critical educational and
                                                                            occupational resources at a time when schools are cutting their
                                                                            library services, and residents need resources to seek employment
(This information furnished by Susan Layne Nielsen.)                        and upgrade job skills. Self education enhances our quality of life.
                                                                            Libraries serve us both personally and as a thriving county.
                                                                            vote Yes to support our libraries!


                                                                            (This information furnished by Heather Drake,
                                                                            The League of Women Voters of Clackamas County.)




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Official Clackamas County 2008 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet

3-37      Measures
Clackamas County
Measure 3-310
Argument in Favor                                                           Argument in Favor
            What does the library District mean for:                            lake Oswego library Services vital to the Community
            happy valley/Clackamas Corner library                           Lake Oswego residents enjoy the services of an outstanding library,
                                                                            where more than 21,000 people hold library cards. The Lake
With a YES vote:
                                                                            Oswego Public Library, a beloved local resource, is supported
    • The city of Happy Valley will build a library and Clackamas
                                                                            by city and county funds, as well as through donations made by
       Corner Library will move to this facility.
                                                                            individuals in the community.
    • Clackamas Corner Library will remain open at the present
       location until the new library is built.                             The percentage of County Library funds allocated to the Lake
With a NO Vote:                                                             Oswego Public Library has been diminishing for years, and by the
    • Clackamas Corner Library will close by June of 2009.                  year 2014 will be gone altogether. Clackamas County currently
    • The collection and furnishing will be liquidated.                     funds approximately 30% of the Lake Oswego Public Library bud-
                                                                            get, and for some Libraries County funding is the entire budget.
vOTE YES TO:
                                                                            The Lake Oswego Library is a net borrower from other County
     • Save equal access to education and information no matter
                                                                            Libraries because of the size of the collection, the facility and the
       who you are and how much money you have!
                                                                            number items circulated per capita. lake Oswego residents are
     • Save reading programs for children.
                                                                            the highest per capita users of libraries in the state of Oregon.
     • Save story times and early literacy programs.
                                                                            As Lake Oswego Library users have checked out over 20,000
     • Save homework help and information for our students.
                                                                            thousand more items annually than they have loaned to other
     • Save free self-education through books and other materi-
                                                                            Libraries, it is important for Lake Oswego patrons that all County
       als.
                                                                            libraries function at the threshold level countywide.
     • Save job searching and application opportunities.
     • Save free cultural and recreational materials, programs and          If libraries elsewhere in the county are closed, Lake Oswego resi-
       experiences.                                                         dents will have diminished access to materials and would likely see
     • Save this cornerstone of democracy.                                  an increased use of our facility as more people will come here and
                                                                            use our already popular and crowded library.
              SAvE OUr lIBrArIES – vOTE YES!
                                                                            All the money generated by the measure in Lake Oswego will stay
                         Oak lodge library
                                                                            in Lake Oswego for library services and operations. The Library
With a YES vote:                                                            Measure will provide the Lake Oswego Library with additional fund-
    • The City of Gladstone will work with the Oak Lodge Library            ing dedicated to capital improvements, and assure maintenance
       community to build a new joint Gladstone/Oak Lodge                   of Library hours as well as programs and services for adults and
       Library.                                                             children.
    • Oak Lodge will remain open until the facility is built.
                                                                            Please vote yes for our libraries. It’s the right thing to do for
    • The Oak Lodge community will be represented on the new
                                                                            our community.
       library board
    • The library will provide safe access and parking.
    • The library will provide educational, cultural and recreational       (This information furnished by Colleen Bennett, President,
       materials and resources to enhance our lives.                        Friends of the Lake Oswego Library Board of Directors.)
    • Public libraries will fill the gap left by reductions and closures
       of school libraries.
    • Seniors can access large print, audio books and homebound
       programs to meet special needs.
   A ‘No’ vote closes Oak lodge library by June of 2009.
               SAvE OUr lIBrArIES – vOTE YES

(This information furnished by Jan Coulton, Clackamas Co.
Friends of the Library.)




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Official Clackamas County 2008 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet

3-38      Measures
Clackamas County
Measure 3-310
Argument in Favor                                                           Argument in Favor
    Estacada library Will Continue to Provide Services if                                     Say YES to the library District.
                     Measure Passes                                         The library district is critical to the future of the Wilsonville
The Estacada Public Library is our community’s heart. It is a gath-         Public library. The measure will provide stable core funding for
ering place for children, teens, parents and seniors. Here, children        the library.
learn to read, seniors learn to use computers and everyone benefits         Wilsonville citizens have made a significant investment in the
from the books, magazines, CDs and other educational materials              Library building. The District insures a rich payoff for that invest-
we provide. If this measure does not pass, the Estacada library             ment for many years to come.
will have to reduce hours, programs and the purchase of new
                                                                            The District will cost the average homeowner only 23 cents
materials.
                                                                            per day, and each day:
More than 3,000 people in the Estacada/Eagle Creek area have li-                • 300 local residents check out 1,500 items from the library
brary cards. This summer alone, more the 660 children participated              • Up to 100 children attend Storytime
in our Summer Reading program. Our 26 public Internet computers                 • 100 people use the Library’s computers
log over 6,000 sessions monthly.                                                • 30 to 50 people use the meeting rooms or attend educa-
But there are tough times ahead. County funding for libraries will be              tional programs
zeroed out by 2014. Can you imagine our rural community without             The Library is vital to a strong community. It serves everyone
a local library that’s free and open to all? We can’t.                      without regard to income.
Measure 3-310 will set up a library district that will provide funding      Without the District, 50% of the Library’s funding will disappear
for the county’s libraries and enable library services to remain intact.    starting in 2009.
All the funds raised stay in the community where they were raised
                                                                                     vote Yes. Keep our Wilsonville library open.
and all the funds are dedicated to library operations. No money
will go for county administration.
                     Please save our libraries!                                 Oregon City: First Public library West of the rockies
                                                                            Oregon City was home to the first public library west of the Rockies
                                                                            in 1842. Our pioneer founders believed that a community could be
        Stable Funding for Sandy and hoodland libraries
                                                                            made stronger by having a place where its citizens could share
The measure creating a County library district is crucial to the future     freely in educational and cultural materials. The library became
of our public libraries. If the measure does not pass, hours of             the core of the new community and remains so today. With your
operation and programs at the Sandy library will be cut and                 help and support for the new library district, it will continue to serve
the hoodland library will close.                                            future generations.
The measure will:                                                           What does the library offer?
    •    Provide funds to enable the library to better serve resi-               • A door to learning for pre-schoolers and other children
         dents.                                                                  • An independent learning center for teens and young
    •    Ensure that all citizens, regardless of age or ability to pay,            adults
         would have access to books, educational materials and                   • A reference, research and information center for people of
         other library services without paying a fee.                              all ages
    •    Help our children learn to read through the library’s summer            • Books, magazines, compact discs, cassettes and videos
         reading program.                                                          for everyone
    •    Keep library hours of operation for all citizens                   A vote for the library district will keep our library open and
                                                                            free.
    Invest in the future for our kids and our communities.
               vote YES for the library District!                              More hours of operation, more materials, better service.
                                                                                                      Please vote yes!
(This information furnished by Jan Coulton.)
                                                                            (This information furnished by Jan Coulton, Friends of Oregon City
                                                                            Library.)




The printing of this argument does not constitute an endorsement by the     The printing of this argument does not constitute an endorsement by the
County of Clackamas, nor does the county warrant the accuracy or truth of   County of Clackamas, nor does the county warrant the accuracy or truth of
any statement made in the argument.                                         any statement made in the argument.

Official Clackamas County 2008 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet

3-39      Measures
Clackamas County
Measure 3-310
Argument in Favor                                                           Argument in Favor
Protect and Preserve the West linn library as the City’s                    Canby Public library – Enriching our Community
Cultural Center                                                       Have you checked out the diverse offerings at the library lately?
Since 1939, the West Linn Library has been a vibrant and vital There is truly something for everyone! In addition to printed books
part of life in West Linn. As the City’s cultural center, the library and audiobooks, the Library has videos and DVDs, music CDs and
provides free and open access to a wide variety of materials and downloadable books and movies.
programs meeting the educational, informational, and recreational The library provides:
interests of the public.                                              •    educational materials for students of all ages
This measure would create dedicated revenue for libraries to re-            •    materials and programs that improve early literacy and school
place County funds no longer being allocated. The creation of the                readiness
district would direct all revenues raised from West Linn taxpayers to       •    storytime programs, family and movie nights, & special lec-
the West Linn Library. Revenues generated from West Linn taxpay-                 tures
ers will stay in West Linn to be used for the library’s collection and      •    local art exhibits
research materials, and continued operations of the library.                •    access to the internet, computer stations and free wi-fi
Our community enjoys a 28,000 square foot facility with two public          The Canby Public Library has worked hard to meet the needs of
meeting rooms, a public art gallery, two computer labs, and wireless        our ever-growing community, but with diminishing resources from
access throughout the building. More than 384,000 customers visit           the County, the future of its services is in jeopardy. Already, funding
us each year, borrowing 670,000 books and audiovisual items. Last           cuts have resulted in drastic budget reductions, including cutting
year 2,100 children and teens registered for the Summer Reading             the open hours of the library by nearly 50%.
Program and nearly 14,000 people attended library programs for              Without the stable and adequate funding of a library district,
all ages. West Linn librarians answered approximately 22,000                library hours will continue to shrink and programs and services
reference and research questions and assisted over 30,000 people            will disappear.
using the library’s computers and Internet.
                                                                                         Support your community, support your library –
Your Yes vote is important! The library needs your support                                   vote YES on measure 3-310
to maintain the high level of service our community expects
and deserves.
vote Yes on the library District – Protect and Preserve the                            let’s Keep the heartbeat of Molalla Going!
West linn library as the City’s Cultural Center:
•   Open seven days a week, 52 weeks a year                                 Our public library is the heartbeat of Molalla. Over 500 kids par-
•   Year-round story times four times a week for kids                       ticipated in summer reading. The Library is a research center, a
                                                                            newsstand. It’s a music store and movie house. It’s an Internet
•   Summer reading programs for kids and adults                             connection. Sadly, because of cuts in federal funds, our library will
•   Teen advisory board                                                     have to close unless other funding is found. Measure 3-310 is the
•   Active volunteer program                                                answer. Please join us in voting yes on Measure 3-310 and keep
                                                                            Molalla’s heartbeat going permanently!
•   Art exhibits and artist receptions
                                                                            Glen Boreth, Molalla City Councilor
•   Concerts
                                                                            Tom Foster, Mayor, City of Molalla
•   Book clubs                                                              Danna Jacober, Molalla City Councilor
•   Computer education classes                                              Deborah Leighton, Molalla City Councilor, Candidate for Mayor
                                                                              of Molalla
•   Educational, recreational, and cultural programs
                                                                            Mary Musolf, Friends of the Molalla Library
                                                                            James G. Needham, Molalla City Councilor
(This information furnished by Jan Coulton, Keep Our Libraries Open.)       Friends of the Molalla Public Library
                                                                            Sandy Nelson, President, of Molalla Library Advisory Board
                                                                            Joe Wilson, Editor & General Manager, Molalla Pioneer
                                                                                             vOTE YES ON MEASUrE 3-310!


                                                                            (This information furnished by Jan Coulton, Friends of the
                                                                            Canby Public Library.)




The printing of this argument does not constitute an endorsement by the     The printing of this argument does not constitute an endorsement by the
County of Clackamas, nor does the county warrant the accuracy or truth of   County of Clackamas, nor does the county warrant the accuracy or truth of
any statement made in the argument.                                         any statement made in the argument.

Official Clackamas County 2008 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet

3-40      Measures
Clackamas County
Measure 3-310
Argument in Favor                                                           Argument in Favor
       help Keep the Gladstone library vibrant and vital                                    Friends of the West linn library
The library District will                                                                Support the Clackamas County library
                                                                                                         District.
      Provide permanent, stable funding at a reasonable cost
                                                                            Our libraries are in crisis! Clackamas County money for libraries is
      Allow Gladstone to move closer to its goal of building and            going away! Only library dedicated funds will keep our West Linn
      operating a new library that could allow for the proposed             Library doors open.
      merger with the Oak Grove Library.
                                                                            Currently, a substantial portion of the funding for our city library
      Allow us to continue expanding our collection in format and           comes from the Clackamas County General Fund. However, begin-
      content to meet the needs and requests of our patrons,                ning next year, the county will discontinue monetary support for
      young and old.                                                        libraries resulting in major reductions of staff, services, and hours.
Gladstone urges a yes vote for library District                             In some instances, this will mean the closure of several county and
Now more than ever, it is important for families and others strug-          city libraries. Five years from now, public libraries in Clackamas
gling to make ends meet to have a place where kids and adults               County may cease to exist. We can’t let this happen!
alike can go for free access to educational recreational and cultural       The future of the West Linn Library depends on a Clackamas
activities. The library doesn’t care about your age or status in life.      County Library District which will provide stable, dedicated fund-
It’s here for everyone.                                                     ing for all libraries in the future. The West Linn Public Library is
               Keep libraries open and free for all!                        the cultural center of the community and needs the passage of
                                                                            this measure to maintain the level of services we have come to
                                                                            love and enjoy.
  ledding library of Milwaukie: A Community of readers
                                                                            The Friends of the West Linn Library is an all volunteer, non-profit
The Milwaukie library, like others in the county, serves many               organization that helps the library in many ways. The Friends pro-
people in the community, helping them reach educational and                 vide support for special library programs, including Music In The
cultural goals.                                                             Stacks and summer reading clubs for all ages, plus additional
Last year alone:                                                            funding for books, movies and music CDs. Its fund-raising activi-
  • More than 550,000 materials and books were checked out                  ties include annual used book sales and operation of The Book
     of the library.                                                        Cellar, a used book store located on the library’s lower level. The
  • More than 6,000 children attended summer reading programs               Book Cellar is open Tuesday, noon until 7:00 pm, and Wednesday
     and other special activities for kids.                                 through Saturday, noon until 4:00 pm.
  • Almost 200,000 people visited the library                               Join the Friends of the West Linn Library in supporting the
  • 2,500 new library cards were issued.                                    Clackamas County Library District.
The ledding library is a popular place!                                                               Vote YES on 3-310
  •   The proposed library district will mean that the Ledding Library
      will be able to continue to meet the needs of the commu-
                                                                            (This information furnished by Janet Dalgaard, Friends of the
      nity.                                                                 West Linn Library.)
  •   We will be able to stay open more hours to make it easier for
      people to use our services.
  •   We will be able to continue to provide that vital educational
      link so children learn to read throughout the year, and we can
      continue to add to our book collection.
Please join us in supporting the library District. We’re count-
ing on your yes vote!


(This information furnished by Mayor Jim Bernard and Milwaukie City
Councilor Greg Chaimov.)




The printing of this argument does not constitute an endorsement by the     The printing of this argument does not constitute an endorsement by the
County of Clackamas, nor does the county warrant the accuracy or truth of   County of Clackamas, nor does the county warrant the accuracy or truth of
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Official Clackamas County 2008 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet

3-41      Measures
Clackamas County
Measure 3-310
 Argument in Favor                                                          Argument in Favor
                   Yes for the library District                                      WE SUPPOrT ThE lIBrArY MEASUrE TOO!
     Join your friends, neighbors and community leaders                     Verne A. and Donna Duncan             Ronda Gonzalez
                  who support Measure 3-310.                                Sandra Dvorak
                 Keep libraries open and free!                                                                    Sarah Goodfellow
                                                                            Nancy L. Eaton                        Kathy Graef
lynn Peterson, County Commissioner                                          David E. Ebersole                     John E. Grant
Bill Kennemer, County Commisssioner                                         Michael P. Eby                        Tracey Grant
Martha Schrader, County Commissioner                                        Ellen Elder                           Green Key Locksmith, LLC
                                                                            John A. Elliot                        A.M. Griswold
Ron Adams                          Joe Bronec                               Kathryne Elliot                       Doris Grolbert
Dorisann Aldan-Atalig              John Bromley                             Phyllis W. Elston                     Lynne M. Gross
Hilly Alexander                    Peggy Bromley                            Marian Englander
Paul Alloway                       Judy A. Brown                                                                  Lois Grote
Patricia Almond                    Marcia P. Brown                          Gerald E. Erickson                    Felix Gurley-Vimberg
Stevan Allred                      Terry Brown                              Kathleen F. Erickson                  Carrie Gyure
Keith Amundson                     Representative Scott Bruun               Judith Ervin                          Julia Gyure
Julie K. Anderson                  Katinka Bryk                             Sandra K. Eurich                      David Hagland
Mandy Anderson                     David Bugni                              Judy Evans                            Mariann Hagland
Linda R. Arnett                    Mary Ann Bugni                           Executive Committee,                  Kendall E. Hale, Jr.
Roy E. Arnett                      Shirley Burke                             Democratic Party of Clackamas        Ayron Haley
Abigail Arnold                     Timothy Burke                             County, Jill Thorn, Chair            Linda Halkinrude
Becky Arnold                       Nathan Butkovich                         Catherine Fantz                       Aaron J. Hall
James Arnold                       Noah Butkovich                           Roger H. Fantz                        Leif M. Halvorson
Pamela Ashland                     Wade Byers                               Teresa Farquhar
Jerry Atlansky                     Minnie L. Cabe                                                                 Barbara F. Hamilton
                                                                            Elaine Fawcett, Canby Farmers         Judie Hammerstad, Mayor,
Lesley Atlansky                    James Carlton
Susan Atlansky                     Patricia Carlton                           Market                                Lake Oswego
Robert J. Austin, Mayor, City      Randy Carson, Canby City                 John C. Ferrel                        Arlene Hampton
 of Estacada                         Councilor                              Gary Field, Friends of the Canby      Casey Hampton
Karelyn Backstrom                  Dennis C. Carter Trucking                  Library Board                       Erin L. Hancock
Robert A. Backstrom                Larry Castle                             Joseph C. Fisher                      Nicholas Hancock
Ralph Baird                        Brian Chesebro                           Lori Fitzgerald                       John E. Hanan II, Board
Deborah Barnes, City               Marsha K. Chez                           Tom Fitzgerald                          President, Lake Oswego
 Councilor                         Diane Chown                              Oscar Flores                            Chamber of Commerce
Barbara J. Bartel                  Susan Clark                              Lynn Flores                           Shantel Harney
Kraig R. Bartel                    David Coffin                             The Flower Farmer                     Cheryl L. Hatswell
Gary Barth                         Samuel L. Cole                           Jon Forest
Kelly Bateman                      Deni Cooperrider                                                               Charlotte M. Hattan
Wendy Bateman                      Robert Cooperrider                       Jay D. Formick                        Carl M. Hay
William A. Bates                   Ray Cotton                               Maureen Formick                       Lavonne Heacock
Karen Batridge                     Jan Coulton                              Dan Fowler                            James C. Headrick
Kevin Batridge                     Maridel Cromer                           Patty Fowler                          Joanne Headrick
Bert Baty                          Dorie Crooks                             Mary Ann Frieder                      Karen Hedden
Linda Baty                         Lynn Cumberland                          Friends of the Lake Oswego            Nan Heim
Susan Baty                         Teri Cummings                              Library Board of Directors,         Susan K. Helberg
Mary Kathleen Batz                 Janet Dalgaard, President,                 Colleen Bennett, President          Tony Helbling,
Judy A. Beaudoin                     West Linn Library Friends              Maret Frye                              Canby City Councilor
Kim A. Beaudoin                    Erica Dally                              Amanda Funkhouser                     Anita K. Helsius
Eileen Belanger                    Walt Daniels                             Ann Funkhouser
George Belanger                    Julie Davenport                                                                Roger Hennagin, Lake Oswego
Barbara Bengel                     Tina Decker                              Betty Funkhouser                        City Councilor
Norman R. Bengel                   Kenneth Davis                            Julia Funkhouser                      Marc Herring
Colleen Bennett                    Lurena B. Davis                          Larry Funkhouser                      Goldie A. Heyerly
Sean Bennett                       Patricia J. Davis                        Margaret Funkhouser                   Sarah Hibbert
Elizabeth M. Bentley               Matilda J. Deas                          Terry Funkhouser                      Thomas Hogan
Clem Bergevin                      Lisa DeMoy                               Jerrine Fussell                       Jim Hofer
Patsy Bergevin                     Conni Diack                              Donna Gaiser                          Roy Hofer
Siri Bernard, Activist             Sam Diack                                Robert L. Gaiser                      Dorothy A. Hoffman
Carla Beutler                      Christine Duncan Didway                  Patti Galle                           Jeanne M. Holden
Juliana Birch                      Alice Anne Diehl                         Kristine D. Gandee                    Cynthia Holloway
Neil Birch                         Greg DiLoreto                            Susan Gates
Margaret Birkemeier                Diane DiLoreto                                                                 Diane L. Horecki
Robert Biswas-Diener               Suzanne Dinsdale                         LeNae Gerig                           Diane Housen
Teresa Blackwell, Canby            Mark Docken                              William Gifford, McLoughlin           Ted Housen
 City Council                      Debbie Dodd                                Neighborhood Association            Donna Howard
Debrah Bokowski                    David Dodds                              Robert Gilbo                          George W. Hoyt
Gary Bokowski                      Paul Dopson                              Peter Glazer                          Ruth Irons
Catlin Bradford                    Idamae Doyle                             Marlene R. Gleason                    Joe Irvin
William Brandt                     Jamie Dowdy                              Marlin L. Goebel                      Mary Lou Irving
Curtis Brighouse                   Kathleen Draine                          Elizabeth A.K. Goebel
Joanne Broadhurst                  Patrick Duke
Catherine Bronec                   Suzan Duffy                              (This information furnished by Jan Coulton, Keep Our Libraries Open.)
Frances (Fritzi) Bronec
(This information furnished by Jan Coulton, Keep Our Libraries Open.)
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Official Clackamas County 2008 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet

3-42      Measures
Clackamas County
Measure 3-310
Argument in Favor                                                            Argument in Favor
              PlEASE vOTE YES FOr lIBrArIES!                                              love your library? vote Yes on 3-310
Jessica Iselin & Iselin               Ariel V. Mars                         Linda Kay Palmer                      Lisa Shaw-Ryan, President
  Architects, P.C.                    Jim Martin                            Wendy Pappadis                            Downtown Business District
Elyse James                           Kari Martinez                         Helen M. Parent
Glenmore James                                                                                                        Assn.
                                      Catherine Matern                       Siefert Parenti
Jill James                                                                                                        Barbara E. Shibley
                                      Michael Matern                        Wilda Parks, President, North
Sterling James                        John McCabe                                                                 Gilbert A. Shibley
Susana Jenkins                                                                Clackamas County Chamber            Harryette Shuell
                                      Lee McConnel
Kathy Jensen                          Gordon McCullum                       John R. Patterson                     Christine Siegel
Kay Jewett, Vice President            Doug McDonald                         Judith Patterson                      Eileen H. Simmons
   Friends of the Library             William D. McDonald                   Jeanette Patton                       Kristine A. Simpson
Bennett Johnson                       Denyse McGriff                        Marilyn Patton                        Suzanne (Suzy) Sivyer,
Brian Johnson                         Beth McKinnon                         Richard Patton                           President, Wilsonville
Linda G. Johnson                      Cherie McGinnis                       Aubra Penner                             Friends of the Library
Doug Jones                            Dick McQueen                          Joan Perinchief                       Larry Skidmore
Aura Kaine                            Dennis W. Merz                        Kenneth Perinchief                    Jill Sled
Michael P. Kapigian                   Signe Merz                            Beverly Persons                       David A. Sliwka
Carol M. Kay                          Laura Miller                          Mike Persons                          Aaron Smith
Hailie Kennedy                        Thomas J. Miller                      Michele Pesznecker
Darren Killingbeck                                                                                                Deborah H. Smith
                                      James Milne                           Joyce Peters
Jacob King                                                                                                        Diane M. Smith
                                      Kylie B. Milne                        Lynn Peterson,
Lanelle King                          Matt Moffat                                                                 Dick Smith
Carol Kleps                                                                   County Commissioner, Chair          Doug Smith
                                      Carol. A. Montclaire,
Glenn Koehrsen                          Commissioner, City                  Peggy J. Piersall                     Eugene Smith
Nancy Kopelk                            of Wilsonville                      David E. Piper                        Frank Smith
Norman Kraus                          Loryn Moore, Friend of                Norma Piper                           Israel Smith
Gail Kraxberger                         Canby Public Library                Jerry and Gloria Feider Polzin        Larry G. Smith
Joe Krumm, Chair, North               Trish Moore                           Sunya Porter                          Marilyn R. Smith
  Clackamas Chamber of                Marty Moretty                         Olin G. Radford                       Mary Deane Smith
   Commerce                           Karin Morey                           Elaine Rappl                          L. David Smith
Catherine Kumlin                      Judith Morgan                         Ronald Rasch                          Rachel D. Smith
Thea Kuziemski                        Betty Anne Morris                     Laura Rask-Allrutz                    Rocky Smith Jr.
Mrs. Jennie Kyle                      Ann R. Morton                         Evellyn Reed                          Theresa Smith
Ms. Krystal Kyle                      Jim Morton                            Jane Reid
Mr. Troy Kyle                                                                                                     Christopher Snook
                                      Edythe R. Moss                        Laura Rentfrow
Karen I. Lampron                                                                                                  Patrice Snook
                                      Thomas H. Mott                        Ronald Rentfrow
Sean Lavadour                         Alice E Mott                                                                Richard T. Spence
Jay Lehr                                                                    Johnni Reynolds                       Dennis Spitze
                                      Carol Moyle
Suzanne Lehr                          Julie Mullen                          Alice Kelledjian Richmond             Jane Sprando
Chi-Hung Leung                        Nancy Muller                          Dr. Earl W. Riddle                    Phillip J. Sprando
Holden Leung                          Kathleen L. (Simpson) Myron           Etta Kathryn Riddle                   TImothy Stagich
Dale Liberty                          Doug Neeley, Oregon City              Caroline Ritter-Swartz                Dorothy Stafford
Eleanor D. Liberty                      Commissioner                        Roxane K. Riva                        Judy Stanley, Life Coach
Beth Lillie                           Neil Kelly Company                    Renee Rodden                          Alan L. Steiger
Ida Mae Lillie                        David Nelson                          Colleen M. Roden                      Kathleen M. Stewart
Jay C. Lillie                         Gale A. Nelson                        Greg Rogers                           Sally Streeter
Mike Litt                             Garrett P. Nelson                     Patricia Rogers                       Luke Stromberg
Erin Lockwood                         Rachel Nelson                         Joanna K. Rood                        Robin Terry Strong
Mary S. Loehr                         Howard Newman                         Bert Romans
Ron Loehr                                                                                                         Roberta L. Stutz
                                      Will Newman II                        Lindy Rutherford
Jane Loftus                                                                                                       Stephanie Sullivan
                                      Lari Nickens                          Renate Ryan-Jeppeson
Adel P. Longmore                      Susan Layne Nielsen                                                         Sunstar Design Studios
John Lowell                                                                 Janis Salisbury                       The Swanson Family
                                      Caiya Nielson
Frances Lundy                         Eric Nielson                          Joe Sandfort                          Douglas W. Swartz
Jan Lundy                             Shannon Nielson                       Teresa Sasse                          Sherri Tallmon, Owner, Hidden
Suzan Lundy                           Mary F. Nixon                         Roberta Sawyer                           Oaks Llama Ranch
Damon Mabee, Oregon City              Betty A. Nolz                         Beth Saul                             Andrea Kay TenEyck
   Commission President               Alice Norris, Mayor,                  Beth Scarth                           Melody Thompson, Mayor,
Jennifer MacWilliams                    Oregon City                         Colleen Schacht                          City of Canby
Janice Maier                          Priya Obeysekera                      Marsha Schmidt                        Jill Thorn
Rick Maier                            Kimberly S. Olson                     Holly Scholles                        Lucretia Thornton
Linda F. Main                         Oregon City Dairy Queen               Glenn Seymour                         Trent Tidwell, Oregon City
Linda K. Malone, Mayor, City          Oregon Trail Democrats                Shambles Workshops                       Comissioner
   of Sandy                           Wayne Oliver, Canby City
Lloyd K. Marbet                         Councilor
Don Marcus                            Barbara-Lee Orloff
Donna A. Marcus                                                             (This information furnished by Jan Coulton, Keep Our Libraries Open.)
(This information furnished by Jan Coulton.)

The printing of this argument does not constitute an endorsement by the     The printing of this argument does not constitute an endorsement by the
County of Clackamas, nor does the county warrant the accuracy or truth of   County of Clackamas, nor does the county warrant the accuracy or truth of
any statement made in the argument.                                         any statement made in the argument.

Official Clackamas County 2008 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet

3-43      Measures
Clackamas County
Measure 3-310
Argument in Favor                                                           Argument in Favor
lOvE YOUr lOCAl lIBrArY? vOTE YES ON MEASUrE                                WEST LINN CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS COUNTY LIBRARY
3-310                                                                       DISTRICT
love is not enough to keep our local libraries open. It will take all       Our libraries need the support of all Clackamas County Citizens.
of us who use and love our libraries to vote yes on the measure             There will no longer be County funds to support libraries and only
creating a library service district.                                        dedicated funds specifically for libraries will keep the doors open.
Don’t think there’s a problem yet? Just wait. Without this measure,         We support a countywide library district that will provide:
three libraries will close next year and others will cut more hours and          • Stable or increased hours of operation
services. By 2014, there will be no county funds available for library           • Maintenance and expansion of our book and DVD collec-
support and more will be forced to close. Can’t imagine a community                tions
without a library? Please join us in saying YES for libraries.
                                                                                 • Stable Library staff to meet our needs
Janet Tomman                          James Willson                              • Continued annual Summer Reading Programs and weekly
Toby Tommaso                          Ellen E. Wilson                              Story Time
Marilyn Trahms                        G. W. Wilson Construction, Inc.
                                                                                 • Continued cultural and educational programs
Glenda Triebwasser                    James M. Wilson
Jane Troeh                            Charleene Wood                             • Capital funding for needed and future building improve-
Audrey M. Trubshaw                    Nancy Wolske                                 ments
Deborah Turner                        Gary Workentin                        Our libraries are more than a repository of books and other
Dell Turner                           Daphne Wuest, Oregon City             materials. They are community centers and, in many cases, an
Kristin Turnquist                     City Commissioner                     essential community hub. They are used by all of our citizens as
Berenice B. Tynan                     Richard Yarnell                       a reference resource, learning center, recreational outlet, and a
Linda VanHaverbeke                    Philip Yates                          vital communications port. Our County libraries have combined
Stephen VanHaverbeke                  Vicki Yates                           access to over 1.1 million items and without a unified library district
Cheryl Vannier                        George Yobst                          we would not have the same level of access to interlibrary loans.
Penny Verdick                         Virginia Yoder                        The West Linn Public Library circulates more than 650,000 items
Loraine A. Vick                       Anna Zell                             per year and sends and receives at least 10,000 items per month
Helen M. Virnig                       Cindy Zinn                            to or from other libraries.
Jerome J. Virnig                      Dan W. Zinzer                         It is critically important that Clackamas County libraries meet and
Penelope Vogel                        E. W. Zumwalt                         exceed Oregon State Standards and that we allow these cultural
Ron Vosper                                                                  centers to survive and grow. The future of our County depends
Susan Wagner                                                                upon a well-educated citizenry and libraries are a corner-stone of
Randy Walczak, Eagle Foundry                                                education. Please do not short-change our seniors’, adults’ and
  Co., President                                                            children’s future. Vote “Yes” for a unified library district.
Mary Walsh, Canby Democrats
Liz Warren                                                                  Mayor: Norm King
Robert B. Warren                                                            City Councilors:       Scott Burgess
Dennis J. Weber                                                                                    Jody Carson
Donna K. Weber
Ken A. Wells                                                                                       Michele Eberle
Hazel B. Wells                                                                                     Michael Jones
Rob Wheeler, Mayor of
  Happy Valley
                                                                            (This information furnished by Norm King.)
Bruce E. Whiting
Cathleen Whiting
Gary R. Wickwire
Margaret L. Wickwire
Karl E. Wiegers, Ph.D
Gregory J. Williams
Julia M. WIlliams


(This information furnished by Jan Coulton, Keep Our Libraries Open.)




                                                                                       NO ArGUMENTS IN OPPOSITION
                                                                                       TO ThIS MEASUrE WErE FIlED.
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