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Three judges bow out of Cob decision
Three local judges have
removed themselves for potential conflicts of
interest from considering a proposed ballot measure
to cut off tax incentives and support from Klamath
County for the Cob Energy Facility near Bonanza.
Former Klamath County
Commissioner Clif McMillan recently submitted a
petition to Klamath County Clerk Linda Smith that
seeks to overturn "property tax preference and other
economic incentive and support from Klamath County"
for a proposed 1,160-megawatt power facility planned
for the Bonanza area. Smith ruled the petition
invalid, and McMillan appealed.
McMillan's petition, if
approved for the ballot, would ask voters to decide
whether the county could support the Cob Energy
Facility, which would use natural gas to generate
Smith said her reading
of the petition was that the Cob project would be
denied property tax preference, as well as other
economic incentives and support from the county,
such as building a road or improving infrastructure.
Ballot measures must
raise a single issue with voters under the Oregon
"I will be looking for a judge in another county to make a trade for us," Paulson said.
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