LWV’s main focus is studying issues and providing reports and policy recommendations.
Local Level Studies:
*City and Urban Growth Boundary Consolidation Study
This 2017-2019 study involved interviewing many key local officials and community members to discuss the possibility of consolidating city and urban growth boundaries. The study ended when it became clear that consolidation was untenable for the city and county school districts in the current environment.
*County Commissioner Non Partisan Election 2013
LWV Klamath County sponsored an initiative effort to elect Klamath County commissioners on a non-partisan basis. We gathered 1404 valid signatures by February 19, 2013 which enabled us to put this issue on the May 21, 2013 ballot. Voters approved this measure even though County Commissioners did not like it.
*Government and Privatization 2011-12
*Klamath County Transient Room Tax
In 2003, The LWV Klamath County studied the County’s transient room tax, whereby taxes are collected and used to promote tourism in the county. We produced a comprehensive report on this issue.
*Klamath County Clean Air Initiative
LWV Oregon positions and actions:
redistricting in oregon: 2021 study
A 2021 study involves the possibility of a constitutional amendment for Oregon to create an independent redistricting commission with strict criteria for drawing district boundaries after the 2020 Census. The LWVOR will draft such an amendment for the next Legislative session. The League supports redistricting reform that would make our system less susceptible to abuse and unrepresentative distortions. With an independent commission, redistricting would be taken out of the hands of partisan politicians and put back into the hands of voters. LWVUS supports this process in every state.
These links take you to various reports of Oregon legislative activities based on LWV studies and actions.
Past LWV Oregon state positions and actions
This link provides Position and Action History based on LWV studies and consensus statements dating back to 1968. The categories include Governance, Natural Resources, and Social Policy, as well as further information on LWV and its use of studies to create positions and actions.