Measure 26-204 which enshrines protections for the Bull Run Watershed in the Portland City Charter passed with an estimated 87% of the vote. It will help ensure a legacy of clean water for future generations and protections for species such as the Northern Spotted Owl which nests within the protected area. Commissioner Amanda Fritz was instrumental in leading this effort.
Measure 26-205 which allows Portland to send aid to other communities to help repair water systems in the event of a disaster in return for reciprocal aid passed with 83% of the vote. This is a common sense measure will help ensure that our community remains resilient in the event of a disaster.
Over the past 30 years, Portland Metro Region voters have strongly and consistently supported ballot measures to protect our natural resources and ensure equitable access to nature. Last night perpetuated that legacy and will give us resources to continue creating one of the greenest metropolitan regions in the United States.
Portland Audubon was proud to work with a wide coalition of conservation, environmental justice, community groups, and businesses to pass these measures. At a time when our nation is so conflicted, it is amazing to see our community moving forward together in solidarity to protect our environment,
Thank you to all who supported these measures!