Last week voters in my town renewed Oregon's only tax on prepared meals and beverages, established 15 years ago to fund major sewage treatment upgrades and an open space program to establish neighborhood parks and trails. We fought over it back then and fought about it again this time.
On Tuesday we re-upped for the tax by a 59-41% margin. Does that end the conversation? It usually does. But what if instead the two sides came together and got creative about dealing with the concerns that divided them during the election? Would that make us a stronger, more resilient community? That's what I asked in this week's column.

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