Is this government ad legal?

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

So the City of Portland paid for this advertisement in The Oregonian newspaper will a direct call to action “Change City Government”.   It then provides a website where the first topic to click shows a promotion for a ballot measure before voters in November.  It says the upcoming ballot measure will strengthen “democracy”.

The rest of the website talks about the Charter Commission’s upcoming topics to discuss where they seek publci input.

Is this the proper role of taxpayer dollars by politicians to spend tax dollars advocating for the passage of a ballot measure?

Is this not for voters to decide?

The Taxpayers Association of Oregon would love your legal thoughts on this.

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