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County Will Help Census Count | October 14, 2008

Multnomah County will partner in 2010, as it did in 2000, with the US Census Bureau and other stakeholders in the Complete Count initiative which is working to insure that every county resident is counted.

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Ballots Flood Elections Office | October 14, 2008

The Multnomah County Election’s Office has spent the last several months preparing to collect a very large number of ballots this fall. With record levels of voter registration, we may be on the verge of the biggest voter turnout in the history of Multnomah County. You can find out about locations to drop your ballot or check the latest voter turnout at the Multnomah County Elections Office website.

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Help Choose A New Sellwood Bridge | October 13, 2008

What kind of Sellwood Bridge do we want? Over the next two months we’ll be having a community wide discussion leading to the selection of a “locally preferred alternative” early in 2009. There are opportunities to learn about the choices and opportunities to share your opinion. On December 10 we’ll be holding an open house at OMSI starting at 5:30 followed by a Public Hearing at 7:00. Visit the Sellwood Bridge Project website to learn more.

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County Faces Budget Shortfall | September 24, 2008

The economic downturn, the ongoing structural deficit, the failure to reduce spending in previous years as taxes expired and increasing costs are among the causes of the shortfall which is equal to about 12% of the county's General Fund.

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