Metro won't budge on homeless measure up for vote in May

Snow fell on homeless camps in the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland on Saturday, March 14. , Portland Tribune - News Snow falls throughout the greater Portland region, even covering the lower elevations on Saturday, March 14. Winter Weather Advisory: Metro area wakes to snow

The Metro Council rejected a call to withdraw its $250 million-per-year homeless service measure from the May 19 primary election ballot just before a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge certified it.

The elected regional government referred the measure to the ballot to help fund a wide range of homeless services. The three-part title written by Metro was challenged in court by two business association leaders as not being legally sufficient. But Judge Eric Bloch certified the title with only minor changes on Wednesday, March 18, one day before the filing deadline.