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League forum will offer look at both city ballot measures

The unusual occurrence of two local ballot measure initiatives before Lake Oswego voters in November has prompted two local groups to sponsor an informational forum on Oct. 17.

The session, which is open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Center.

The League of Women Voters of Clackamas County and the Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition have invited representatives of two political action committees to present their arguments for and against the measures.

Measure 3-273 asks voters whether the city should keep the West End Building. That advisory vote is on the ballot by action of the Lake Oswego City Council and is supported by the Our City, Our Future PAC and opposed by Ask Me First, another PAC.

Measure 3-269 is a proposed amendment to the Lake Oswego City Charter that would prohibit city purchase of property worth more than $2 million without voter approval. The charter amendment is supported by Ask Me First and opposed by Our City, Our Future.

In addition to the PAC presentations, the public forum will include questions asked by the sponsoring groups and by members of the audience.