From Merv Cloe
About: Reedsport Measure 10-119
As you know we have been labeled for supporting this measure. Our opponents think that what we tried to do was illegal. Some of the press buys their thinking. They of course are wrong. If you read between the lines the judge handled the measure
with kid gloves because of the super majority it received from the voters. (He needs votes to stay in office!)
I am sure that I do not have to convince any of you
that we were right in thinking that the people should have control of their resources.
In Saturday's mail there was a piece from Taxpayers
Association of Oregon. It announced the death of Don McIntire, Oregon's premier anti-tax advocate. At the time of Don's death he was working on this and other people's initiatives. This was to be enacted by the People of the State of Oregon. If enacted, this will add credibility to what we have done.
I will scan and attach it to this post as I think that it will be of interest. The Initiative is nearly a mirror of Reedsport's initiative.
I have also attached copy of a portion of the letter
from the Taxpayer Association. You will note that they need 1000 signers in the next 14 days to qualify the initiative for an official ballot title. I do not think that they will have any trouble meeting this requirement. Between Coos
bay and Reedsport we should be able to provide a good chunk of those.
My suggestion is that we use the website to support
this petition and do what we can to coordinate other activists to join in that support. We have a great location to do a drive by sign up if we publicize this. We can use the lighted sign to publicize the effort. If this is qualified for a State ballot it will be supported by an over-taxed public. Come back and give me your thoughts.
Merv and all,
I just put this up on www.refreshreedsport.org You can find it at http://www.refreshreedsport.org/10-119-ruling.html