2-108 Ballot Title and Text

Charter Amendment Restricting Sale of
Parks and Natural Areas

1. Sale or transfer of city-owned parks or natural areas, or any change of use of city-owned parks or natural areas to a use not associated with parks or natural areas, shall only be approved by a prior vote among the electorate.

2. Land that has been acquired for park or natural area purposes shall not be used for any other purposes unless the use is strictly temporary in nature and is compatible with park or natural area use. Such temporary use shall not be subject to vote of the electorate if the temporary use does not exceed 2 years.


Shall the City Charter require a vote to approve any sale, transfer or use change of parks and natural areas?


Adds new provisions to the Corvallis City Charter requiring approval by a vote of the electorate prior to any sale, transfer or change of use of City-owned parks or natural areas. Adds new provisions prohibiting the use of lands acquired for park or natural area purposes for any other purposes unless that use is both temporary in nature and does not leave behind changes to park or natural area uses. These compatible and temporary uses that do not exceed two years would not require prior approval by a vote of the electorate.

We needed 2430 signatures to put the measure on the ballot. That is 15% of the people who voted in the 2014 mayoral election. We gathered about 3000 signatures in the summer of 2016.

The measure passed on the May 16, 2017 ballot!

7,750 FOR

A 70% approval is a very strong message supporting our parks and natural areas!

If you would like to help on future parks and natural areas issues please contact us at:

People For Parks
PO Box 46
Corvallis, OR 97339