Charleston lodging tax, gun rights ordinance appear to fail

Charleston lodging tax, gun rights ordinance appear to fail

Voters weighed in on a number of controversial ballot measures across Coos County Tuesday, including a gun rights ordinance and tax measure which failed, and more city measures which succeeded. Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance fails The Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance is lagging in Coos County, final unofficial returns show. The measure was receiving only 44.60% support from County voters. Supporters say the measure would have prohibited county officials from enforcing state and federal gun laws, while opponents said it would have been difficult to enforce and may have caused confusion for law enforcement. A similar measure in Columbia County was also lagging after initial returns, while one in Umatilla County was leading handily. Lakeside keeps ATVs on route, but not on all city streets Voters supported a Lakeside city ordinance that would maintain an ATV route through the city, while a ballot measure that would have allowed ATV use on all city streets is behind in initial returns. The ordinance to allow city-wide ATV use, 6-182, received only 44.31% support. The other ballot measure, 6-183, which would maintain the status quo of a designated ATV use route through the city to the Spinreel Dunes received 61.02% support, according to the county’s final results. Charleston lodging tax a close fail County voters narrowly rejected a measure authorizing a tax on short-term lodging in Charleston. The measure, 6-185, only received 49.07% support, the final unofficial results show. That measure would have imposed a 9.5% tax on lodging any guests at hotels, […]

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