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    VOL. 17 NO. 22
District Meetings
November 5 & 12
Dinner at 6 p.m.
Meet at 7p.m.
Agency Dlsrlct
Agency Longhouse
Slmnasho Dlstrlct
Slmnasho Longhose
Seekseequa District
Community Center
Agenda: 1993 Budget
November 18
Agency Longhouse
Dinner at 6 p.m.
Discuss 1993
Have a SAFE and
Oregon voters
Confused about this year's mea
sures on the ballot? Unsure if yes
really means yes and no really means
no? Or, oh my gosh, does yes mean
no and does nd mean yes?
Spilyay, in gieat wisdom, would
like to eliminate, or at least reduce,
the measure confusion before the
polls open on Election Day Novem
ber 3. The information provided is
not meant to sway a voter's decision.
More importantly, the information
will hopefully help voters make in
formed and intelligent decisions.
Measure No. 1 Amends the
State Constitution and asks the
question: "Shall Oregon's Constitu
tion allow State to issue up to $250
million in general obligation bonds
for state parks, recreation facilities."
Yes mean yes; you, as a voter, ap
prove of the proposal and agree that
the state can issue up. to $250 million
in bonds to finance the acquisition,
development, maintenance andor
improvement of parks and recre
ational areas around the state. A no
vote means you do not want the state
to issue bonds. Measure No. 1 would
also enhance fish and wildlife habi
tat and spawning and viewing areas.
Measure No. 2 Also amends the
State Constitution and asks the ques
tion: "Shall Oregon's Constitution
be amended to allow legislature to
dedicate future motor vehicle fuel
tax increases for state park purposes."
Yes means yes; voters who vote yes
want the State to dedicate part of
motor fuel tax revenues, part of which
are already reserved for highway
construction, maintenance operation
and use, to fund state parks and rec
reation areas. No means no, no in
creases in the current tax. This does
not impose a tax, but it does allow the
legislature to increase future motor
fuel taxes, up to two cents per gallon,
every two years, for parks and rec
reation sites.
Measure No. 3 Amends the
State Constitution and asks the
question: "Shall Oregon's Constitu
tion be amended to limit terms for
Oregon's legislators, statewide
Have a
faced with tough decisions
elected and Oregon's U.S. Congress
members." A yes vote would mean,
yes, you want to limit the terms of
certain elected officials. No means
you do not want to limit the terms of
elected officials. The term limitations
are confusing, to say the least. Basi
cally, the amendment limits the
number of years a person can serve
as an elected official during his or
her lifetime. If still confused, and
you desire more information con
cerning the precise term length
limitations, read pages 20 and 21 of
the Oregon Voters' Pamphlet.
Measure No. 4 Concerns high
way safety and amends current Or
egon law. Asks the question: "Shall
Oregon law be amended to ban the
granting of permits for triple truck
trailer combination on Oregon high
ways." A yes vote would mean, yes,
ban triple-trailer rigs. No would
mean, no, do not ban them, but allow
them to continue to use Oregon
highways. Under current Oregon law,
triple-trailer rigs are allowed, by
special permit issued by Oregon road
authority, to operate on Oregon
highways. The permits place restric
tive conditions on the operation of
the triple-trailer rigs. Measure 4
would prohibit the issuance of these
special permits for triple-trailers. If
measure 4 passes, it will become
effective 30 days after the election.
Read the voters' pamphlet, pages 25
through 36, for complete, yet some
times confusing, information.
Measure No. 5 Enacts new
Oregon law and asks the question:
"Shall Trojan nuclear power plant
operation be barred until permanent
federal waste site is licensed, other
conditions met" Yes vote means yes,
you want to ban the operation of
Trojan until certain conditions have
met No means the plant can continue
current operation. If passed, Trojan
would close on March 2, 1993 and
would remain closed until certain
conditions are ma. Before a nuclear
fueled thermal power plant operates
again in Oregon, the Energy Facility
Siting Council must hold a hearing to
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determine if four criteria are met.
The energy council will determine if
there is a permanent disposal site for
high-level radioactive waste, if the
operation" of the plant is cost-effective,
if the power plant can withstand
major earthquakes without harm to
the public and if the maximum
amount of radiation release does not
harm the public. Only after the energy
council determines that these criteria
have been met, will the plant be al
lowed to operate.
Measure No. 6 Asks the ques
tion: "Shall law ban Trojan nuclear
power plant operation unless plant
meets earthquake standards, and un
til permanent waste storage site
available." Sounding similar to
Measure No. 5, No. 6 calls for the
closure of Trojan effective January
2, 1993. A yes vote means yes, close
it. No means to keep the facility open.
If 6 passes, a government-run waste
storage site or on-site nuclear waste
storage facility must be operating
before Trojan can reopen. Addition
ally, Trojan must be able to withstand
earthquakes and not pose any harm
to the health, safety, property or
natural resources. An independent
geologic and seismic investigation
and engineering analysis of Trojan
must be conducted. Cost of these
studies must be paid by the operator
of Trojan, PGE, and that cost must
not be reflected in the power rates to
Measure No. 7 Another State
constitutional amendment. Asks the
question: "Shall constitutional prop
erty tax limit for property other than
owner-occupied residential property
be increased, residential renters re
ceive tax relief." A yes vote means
yes, you want to raise the current tax
rate. A no vote means, no, do not
raise the current tax rate. Measure
No. 7 comes in the wake of Measure
No. 5, the measure adopted by voters
in 1990. Measure No. 7 breaks into
two categories the current property
tax roles. One category is property
that is an owner's principal residence.
The tax rate would not change from
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the current rate made effective by
voters in 1990. The other category
focuses on all property that is not
owner-occupied residential property
including industrial and commercial
property, farm and forest lands, resi
dential rental property, vacant lands,
vacation homes and other property
not owned and occupied as a principal
residence. The property tax rate limit
for schools would be $20 per $1 ,000
or the rate that would have existed
had Measure 5 not passed in 1990,
whichever rate is lower. Measure 7
also allows for financial relief to
residential renters at a rate equiva
lent to the property tax provided to
homeownersby the constitutional tax
rate limitation.
Measure No. 8 A policy setter,
Measure No. 8 asks the question:
"Shall state law restrict lower Co
lumbia River fishing to most selec
tive means available, to allow re
lease of non-targeted fish unharmed."
A yes vote would restrict fishing
methods on the lower Columbia. A
no vote would mean a voter does not
Voters must decide
Not only must voters, on Novem
ber 3, decide issues, they must also
elect their favorite candidates. Who
better to enact the nine measures on
the ballot but those who voters feel
are most qualified?
Running to remain in the Oval
Office as Presidentand vice-president
are Republicans George Bush and
Dan Quayle. Running to take over
the duties of the Oval Office are
Democrats Bill Clinton and his running-mate
Al Gore. Running even
faster for the Oval Office is Ross
Perot and his running-mate James
on the Oregon ballot by the Inde
pendent Initiative Party of Oregon.
Lcnora Fulani and Maria Munoz of
the New Alliance Party are seeking
the Oval Office as are Libertarians
Andre Marrou and Nancy Lord.
Running for the U.S. Senate are
Democrat Les AuCoin and Republi
can Bob Packwood. Running for U.S.
EUGENE, OR 57403
Deschutes River plan
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Tribe, agencies prepare for
cooperative management
"We politely sat by and watched
the river get hammered," says Warm
Springs tribal spokesman Louie Pitt,
Jr. The plan gives a chance to the
river resource and so, "We support
it." Pitt adds, AVc arc willing to
cooperate in management to protect
the river."
Approval of the Deschutes River
Management comes after three years
of committee and public meetings. It
was approved by the Deschutes River
Management Committee at a Sep
tember 1 6 and 1 7 meeting held at the
Jefferson County Fairgrounds in
Hopefully the plan will keep river
users from "loving the river to death,"
as one person stated.
In the last 15 years use of the
Deschutes River has doubled. In the
last 10 years, 75 percent more people
use the river. With the increase of
people on the river, resource man
agers show a concern for much used
streamside areas, for safety and for
the quality or the river expcricnce.The
plan addresses these issues.
The most divisive issues during
discussions included a permit system,
and jet boats use on the river. The
committee decided to begin dealing
with the number of people on the
river by improving campsites and
launch sites. Management agencies
would lflce to see river use evened out
throughout the weeks of heaviest use
and may eventually express the need
for a limited use permit system. Now,
they are looking at meeting the needs
of the users with improvements and
temporary closures to some areas to
allow rest to those areas. They are
also looking at ways to increase
want to restrict harvesting methods.
The Fish Conservation Act docs not
affect Indian treaty fishing rights. It
does, however, define public policy
concerning management and conser
vation of fish and reaffirms present
laws on genetic diversity and abun
dance. The act protects Columbia
River salmon, steelhead and sturgeon
from harvest methods that do not
permit the commercial or recreational
fisher to release all non-target fish
unharmed (gillnct).
Measure No. 9 A constitu
tional amendment. Measure No. 9
asks the question: "Shall constitu
tion be amended to require that all
governments discourage homosexu
ality other listed "behaviors," and
not facilitate or recognize them." A
yes vote would mean the voter agrees
that all governments within the State
of Oregon cannot promote, encour
age or facilitate homosexuality or
other behaviors, including
pedophilia, sadism or masochism. A
no vote means the voter wishes that
no such policy be adopted. Measure
on their favorite political candidates
Representative in Congress Second
District position are Dcnzel Ferguson,
a Democrat, and Robert Smith, a
Democrat Phil Keisling, Sarah
Lyons of the New Alliance Part,
Randv Miller, Republican and Shaun
Indian Night Out
Friday, October 30
Simnasho Longhouse
Dinner at 6 p.m.
Halloween costumes welcome
Attend a fun evening for the entire family!
Alcohol- and drug-free celebration in honor of
youth, family and community for unity and spirit
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education to the public regarding the
resource and its use, a ban on alcohol
at launch sites and take-out sites, as
well as increased enforcement on the
Power boats are allowed on the
.i vcr in sections three and four, below
Shcrar's Falls on a ten day on, ten
day off system. According to Jim
Hancock of the Bureau of Land
Management, this is a 30 percent
reduction in use by power boats.
A problem still being negotiated
by the BLM with the Deschutes Club,
approximately seven miles uprivcr
from Maupin, is access. The Club
now allows foot traffic on the road
through the privately owned land and
it docs not wish to open it to vehicle
traffic. With power boats being
eliminated on that section of the river
by 1995, the BLM wants to offer
other access to the area. Hancock
hopes to see this resolved by fall so
the final Deschutes River Manage
ment Plan can be published.
The plan spells out responsibility
of the cooperating agencies which
consist of the Bureau of Land Man
agement, the Oregon State Marine!
Board, the S tate Parks and Recreation;
Department and the Confederated
Tribes of Warm Springs. The next
step in the plan is the preparation of
a cooperative management process
which will be consistent with the
outlined goals for management of
the river. In that management, Pitt
comments, "Our approach is to pro
tect the river," and in doing so to "err
on the side of conservation rather
than on the side of the public or
November 3
No. 9 prohibits state governments
from recognizing, or promoting, al
ternate lifestyles as categorical pro
visions and prohibits governments
from applying quotas, minority sta
tus, affirmative action and similar
concepts to these alternate lifestyles.
No state funds or property could be
used for purposes of sensitivity
training relating to the listed behav
iors. All levels of state government,
including the public school system,
would be required to assist in setting
a standard for Oregon's youth.
Schools would be required to teach
that these "behaviors" are abnormal,
wrong, unnatural and perverse.
Children will be discouraged from
pursuing these types of behaviors if
Measure No. 9 passes.
Oregon voters have much to
considcr November 3 . Let your voice,
be heard and your opinions be known.
VOTE! Warm Springs voters will
cast their ballots at the. Community
Center bctween'8 a.m! and 8 p.m.
Savage, Libertarian, are all seeking
the Secretary ot State position.
Rose Borchcrs of the New Alli
ance Party, David Chen, Republican
and Jim Hill, Democrat, are seeking
the State Treasurer's nosition.
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