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Chamber board opposes local charter amendment

Ballot Measure 3-269, an amendment to Lake Oswego's City Charter prohibiting the city from purchasing real property in excess of $2 million without voter approval, has been certified for the November ballot.

The measure qualified for the ballot through signature gathering by the Ask Lake Oswegans group.

The city has also placed a measure on the November ballot - Ballot Measure 3-273-that asks voters if the former Safeco Insurance property should be retained for city ownership.

The Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce is encouraging its members to research the measures carefully before casting their ballots.

The chamber board of directors has voted to oppose the charter amendment (Measure 3-269), and has developed a one-question survey for members to voice their opinion.

The survey Web site was e-mailed to chamber members. Additional information on the ballot measures can be found on the chamber's Web site: www.lake-oswego.com and click on the 'Ballot Measures' icon.

Chamber officials plans to keep the survey open through Friday.