SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Ahead of Election Day, we’re looking at some of the ballot measure voters will decide on, such as Measure 20-199.
This bond measure was two years in the making and could mean improved parks, trails, natural areas, and some say even business for the greater Springfield region.
Willamalane Center and Island Park are just two of the ten sites that would undergo some improvements if this bond passes next week.
The $20 million raised would be collected over the next 20 years, costing the average homeowner about $42 a year.
“This is a great deal–$3.50 per month for the average homeowner for some great improvements to the Thurston Ridgeline and to the Mill Race and places that are really going to make Springfield a great place to live and raise a family,” said Springfield voter Taylor Murdoch.
Willamalane, as well as many voters, think the improvements would also help local economy, keeping folks in town as well as drawing in visitors.