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Trio pushes for measure to limit Cob funding
former Klamath County commissioner is pushing for a
ballot measure that would prohibit use of public
funds for the proposed Cob power plant.
The proposed ballot
measure, which will go before voters in March if it
meets state standards, doesn't mention the Cob power
plant specifically, but says that no public
resources could be used "in support or furtherance
of any fossil fuel fired electrical generating
facility." Cob would be natural-gas fired, and fall
under the guidelines of the measure.
McMillan has been a
vocal opponent of the Cob power plant, and testified
publicly against a tax enterprise zone during city
council meetings in August. He said the city council
would be exceeding its political authority by "leaps
and bounds" if it approved the zone.
Smith also isn't sure
if the petition was filed in time for the four month
deadline before the March 9 elections. The petition
was filed on Tuesday, the last possible day.
If Smith finds that
this petition meets all of the standards, the
petition will then have to:
n Be published in the
newspaper with a notice that the public can
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