NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

Notice is hereby given that the ballot title for a measure referred by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners has been filed with the County Clerk of Columbia County on January 21, 2016.

The ballot title caption is FORMATION OF COLUMBIA COUNTY RIDER TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT.

Caption

Formation of Columbia County Rider Transportation District

Question

Shall a transportation special district be formed with a permanent rate of $0.23 per $1,000 of assessed value beginning FY 2016-17?

Summary

This measure creates the Columbia County Rider Transportation District (the “District”), which will be a special district for the purpose of providing public transportation in Columbia County. Public transportation is currently provided by Columbia County through its transit department, Columbia County Rider (“CC Rider”). If this measure passes, the District will manage and operate CC Rider — independently from the County — and a board of seven directors elected from the District at large will govern the District. The boundaries of the District will include the area within Columbia County, including all cities in the county, except for the Cities of Clatskanie and Prescott, which did not consent to inclusion.

If approved, this measure will authorize a permanent rate limit of $0.23 per $1,000 of assessed value, beginning in fiscal year 2016-17, to provide a stable, ongoing source of funding for CC Rider. In the first year, tax revenue is expected to be an estimated $991,961.

In accordance with ORS 250.195, any elector may file petition for review of this ballot title in the Columbia County Circuit Court no later than the seventh business day after the title was filed with the county clerk (5:00 p.m. February 3, 2016).

Published pursuant to ORS 255.085 by Elizabeth E. Huser, Columbia County Clerk