WHITE CITY, Ore. – A Southern Oregon group is raising awareness about a ballot measure that could impact more than 8,000 people between Medford and Eagle Point.
A group of residents are putting up large signs around White City. The group is hoping to bring attention to a ballot measure to incorporate White City. Organizers with White City Group are setting up ten signs around the slower traffic areas of White City.
Organizers are hoping to push forward a ballot measure, where residents will have a chance to vote on two items; first, to incorporate White City, and second, to approve a tax rate of $1.45 per thousand of assessed value. Organizers say in years past, there have been several attempts to incorporate White City, but interest waned and a lack of information halted the process.
“This time, I think we took it far as we could, possibly be done for the information, and hopefully this gives us 30 days in which the public can actually review what we collected and make their decision from there,” said Coordinator Stan Alexander
The group says Jackson County Commissioners will try to set aside a million dollars to build a city hall building if the city is incorporated by 2014. The city will also be able to form their own council and police agency.
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