The Keizer Chamber of Commerce Board has voted to oppose Measure 24-314, which would restrict retail buildings bigger than 65,000 square feet to the developed portion of Keizer Station.
The board took a vote via e-mail Wednesday, said Rich Duncan, president of the board. Duncan doesn’t expect the chamber to play a financial role.
“It’s just an opinion at this point,” Duncan said.
Keizer voters will be asked to vote on the measure March 8.
He said he saw the chamber’s role more as “educational,” such as the recent forum the chamber hosted with both proponents and opponents of the measure.
Duncan said he voted to oppose the measure.
“The main thing is the hindrance of business and growth in our community,” Duncan said. “It closes the doors to Keizer and that message cannot ring out.”
The board voted to endorse the findings of its Economic Development and Governmental Affairs committee, which found “the initiative itself is poorly written” and “has potential to hinder employment.”