"Thank you for taking the time to work with us to reach a settlement of the street maintenance issue. You and your staff have been very good to work with, and we appreciate the quick responses from your office. Although we do not support the street fee, the Oregon Petroleum Association will not refer the measures to the voters of the city, nor will we support any other group's possible referral."
"We said we would not refer the 'measures,'" he points out. "We intentionally said 'measures' plural because of all the games Sam played when he split the resolution into three pieces."