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Ex-commissioner moves to block Cob
former Klamath County commissioner has come up with
an idea that could block tax relief for the proposed
Cob Energy Facility, if his concept is successfully
placed on the ballot before voters.
A representative for
Cob has asked the county to grant the power plant
$71 million in property tax breaks over 15 years, in
exchange for a payment of $1 million a year in lieu
After all those steps
were complete, McMillan could begin collecting
signatures for the ballot measure. According to
state statute, 1,292 valid signatures would need to
be collected to put the issue on the ballot.
Smith said at this point, getting the measure on the November ballot would be very difficult. Everything would have to be approved by Sept. 2. The next scheduled election is in March; supporters of McMillan's measure would have until early January to collect signatures to make that deadline.
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