Several voters wanted more choice on the ballot, but realize there are valid reasons why some city residents are hesitant to run for office in Bandon. For those reasons, some of us decided to file an initiative to achieve the goal of getting more candidates on the ballot. There is an initiative petition circulating that could change that situation and give the voters of Bandon a few more choices.
If enacted, this measure would open up the office of Mayor and City Council to people who live in the Bandon School District, as long as they own property in the city. The school district is twice the size with twice as many eligible people to run for office.
Only city voters could vote in the elections, so the people of Bandon keep their authority over the city offices, but might get more choices for candidates in the elections. In addition, people in the school district would receive more representation, because their tax dollars pay for many of the city’s projects.
More importantly, we might be able to break up the local cabal of incumbents.
If you live in Bandon or the school district and want to gather signatures please email your contact info to email@example.com and I can send you a copy of the petition, the wording to the measure and the rules of circulation.
If you are a registered voter living in Bandon and you want to sign the petition, here are the choices.
One: Go to this link and print out a copy of the e-signature sheet in landscape view on your printer. Fill it out and send it to The Committee for More Citizen Representation, PO Box 973, Bandon, OR 97411. http://www.cooscountywatchdog.com/active-petitions.html
Two: Go to Bandon Supply at 1120 Fillmore Ave SE, Bandon, OR 97411, and ask to sign the petition for more choices for candidate in Bandon.
Three: Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can meet you somewhere in Bandon, so you can sign the petition.
To find out more information, or to read the wording of the measure click the following link: