OREGON CITY -- Complete but unofficial results show that Clackamas County voters want to pre-approve planning, spending and use of any county resources on public rail projects.
With all precincts reporting, Measure 3-401 passed with a 60 percent majority, out of 84,621 cast.
The measure was backed by people upset when the Clackamas County Commission pledged $19.9million for the Milwaukie light rail line into downtown Portland.
Funding for that project was completed last Friday. The county's legal counsel told KGWthe light rail commitment will not be affected by the vote.
The measure requires countywide voter approval before officials can spend money to finance, design, construct or operate any rail lines in Clackamas County.
A county spokesman said the measure does not become law until it's certified by the county clerk, which was expected to happen October 1.