How Recent Local Measures Fared in Eugene, 2011-15


This chart presents the Eugene citywide yes percentage for the five most recent money measures.

First, old fashioned property tax measures do best. The Lane Jail Levy and Eugene Library did best.

Second,¬†turnout is not everything. Message matters. The¬†wide spread between Lane County’s Jail Levy and Eugene’s City Fee despite being on the same ballot and having the same voters is clear evidence.

Finally, the county isn’t doing that badly in Eugene. Despite being creamed countywide, Lane County’s Vehicle Registration Fee did not do very badly in Eugene and did a lot better than either the City Fee or the City Income Tax.

Source of data: Lane County Elections.

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