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    Clackamas County Takes a Stand: Two Ballot Measures to Revisit Drug Decriminalization Law

    Clackamas County Takes a Stand: Two Ballot Measures to Revisit Drug Decriminalization Law

    Published on KGW.com Clackamas County commissioners have greenlit two pivotal ballot measures for the upcoming May election, inviting voters to weigh in on the future of Oregon's drug decriminalization law, Measure 110. Amidst growing concerns over the law's impact on...

    It Takes All of Us – A Community-Centric Approach to Solving Homelessness

    By Tootie Smith Chair, Clackamas County Commission We all agree communities face the monumental task of addressing homelessness, drug addiction, and mental health across Oregon.  While we did not create this crisis, as elected leaders it is our responsibility to...

    The Short End of the Stick

    For over 40 years, Clackamas County has lacked the ability to control its own destiny. That’s how long the county and its residents have been subjected to the additional layer of government, bureaucracy, taxation and regulations that have accompanied our...

    What We’re Working Toward

    In order to truly thrive, an organization needs to have clearly defined goals and objectives in place. Those goals should be agreed upon by the organization’s leaders and employees and be understood by all involved, for the sake of achieving...

    Let the People Have Their Say

    The fight over vehicle registration fees in Clackamas County has been going on for a very long time now, in some form or another. And throughout the last decade, I have consistently said people have a right to vote for new...

    The Importance of Law and Order

    Throughout my campaign for chair of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, I’ve emphasized the need to focus on the most essential of services. And out of all of them, law and order is arguably the most critical. When I...