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Friday, November 09, 2012

Portland must delay its effort to fluoridate Bull Run water until getting city voters' approval.

A vote will be scheduled in May 2014, unless the City Council agrees to call a special election sooner than that date, says city elections officer Deborah Scroggin.

The city determined that Clean Water Portland submitted 33,015 valid signatures from registered city voters, well more than the 19,858 signatures required to refer a City Council decision to a public vote. Critics gathered the signatures in only 30 days.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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