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Clark County to seek public input on advisory votes

first_imgClark County commissioners will offer a public comment period on six proposed advisory votes before they are sent to the November ballot for voter consideration.The special hearing is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.The advisory votes being considered include three options for new bridges over the Columbia River, a question regarding light rail as a future transit option, an inquiry on bus rapid transit and a choice to limit the time frame for firework launches in the county.Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has said it will cost between $5,000 and $7,000 for each issue to be placed on the ballot.All of the votes are nonbinding.The three bridge options are each being introduced by a different commissioner and, if placed on the ballot, will give voters a chance to give an up or down on each idea.Commissioner David Madore’s bridge proposal seeks voter input on a span in east Clark County at Northeast 192nd Avenue that will connect to Interstate 84 in Oregon.Commissioner Steve Stuart’s bridge proposal asks voters about replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge.Commissioner Tom Mielke’s bridge proposal seeks input on a west county bridge to better connect the region with Highway 26 and Highway 30 in Oregon.last_img

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