Boones Ferry measure finds voter support


The Review

A measure allowing Lake Oswego to issue general obligation bonds for Boones Ferry Road improvements was still passing Wednesday.

Measure 3-406 would allow bonds not to exceed $5 million for improvements consistent with the 2008 Lake Grove Village Center Plan, which would include four travel lanes, landscaped medians with turn lane improvements, new sidewalks (with trees, lighting, street furniture and landscaping), additional/improved pedestrian crosswalks, bike lanes, improved storm drainage and underground utilities.

Wednesday morning results from the Clackamas County elections office showed the bond measure was ahead with 9,761 votes (52 percent) compared to 9,101 votes (48 percent) opposed.

However, in the Multnomah County portion of the district, Wednesday numbers showed 533 voters supported the measure compared to 554 opposed — as it went down there by a slim margin of 49 to 50 percent.

Only two votes were recorded early in the Washington County portion of the district — both of them were against the measure.

Mike Buck, who owns Gubanc’s Restaurant on Boones Ferry Road and is a proponent of Measure 3-406, was optimistic about the measure.

“This could not have passed if our residents did not identify with the priority of this capital investment and if they did not come to the ballot with a magnanimity of heart. We live in tough times with many financial challenges, so this vote is especially most memorable and endearing. May the outcome benefit our whole community. The citizens are truly the benefactors for progress in Lake Grove.”

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