Over the years, various proposals have been put before voters that not only would have refurbished the aging Toyota Center, but also (in various ways) added onto the Three Rivers Convention Center and surrounding area. The most recent was The Link project in 2017...
Ballots have been counted and recounted for three weeks. The Pasco School District needed 60 percent of voters approval for bonds worth $99.5 million to build and remodel schools to relieve overcrowding.
By a percentage of 42 yes, but 58 no, Hermiston voters have rejected a $104 million dollar bond that would have corrected significant overcrowding problems in the city's grade schools, and other logistical issues.
Currently, Oregon residents are allowed to grow up to four pot plants at home, possess up to 8 ounces in their home, and carry up to one ounce of the drug. This vote, coming in November, will decide if the city will lift it's ban on pot-related businesses.