Clackamas County Vehicle Registration Fee Referendum Drive

By Bob Clark

A small group of Clackamas Oregon County residents are mounting a Referendum Petition drive in opposition to a newly enacted Vehicle Registration Fee, enacted by the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners in a 4 to 1 vote on February 21, 2019.

This new fee would add $60, or over 30%, to the biennial vehicle registration fee paid in Clackamas County.  The County would retain only 50% of the revenue raised by this new vehicle registration fee, with the remainder going to cities in Clackamas; some of whom already have fees to pay for City owned roads.

There are only two of thirty-six Oregon counties with a vehicle registration fee adder, those being Washington County at $60 every two years and Multnomah County at $38 every two years.

Clackamas voters have defeated registration fees in past years, and so, Clackamas commissioners other than Paul Savas, look to over ride the will of County residents in their vote on February 21, 2019.

So, if you reside as a registered voter in Clackamas County, please consider downloading, signing, and mailing the Referendum Petition at the following link as soon as possible.