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Ballot Measures Would End Two Districts, Create New One For Roseburg Area Water And Sewer

Eliobed Suarez

Douglas County voters have the opportunity to dissolve two districts and form a joint authority for water and sewer services this special election.  


Three separate ballot measures (10-181, 10-182, and 10-183) will do just that, according to David Campos, officer manager for the Roberts Creek Water District.  He told KLCC that the Green Sanitary District and his would be replaced by the Green Area Water and Sanitary Authority if voters approve the measures. 

“There could be scenarios where authority measure passes, but dissolution of the districts does not," explained Campos.

"In which case the authority can still assume the operations of the districts, and the districts would continue to exist basically in name only.  Like a shell entity.  So the authority would handle administration of the billing of the water and sewer services.” 

If approved, a new board would also have to be elected for the resulting authority.  Campos says this can look confusing as some members of the existing districts are also running for the new authority. 

The special election is May 18th. 

Copyright 2021, KLCC. 

Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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