Voters give nods to ballot measures


barn at cooper mtn   The November election came and went in what seemed like a whisper.
   A little more than 27 percent of Washington County voters cast ballots in the election.
   Metro's parks bond renewal passed - Metro says the $475 million will be used to protect clean water, restore fish and wildlife habitat, and provide recreational opportunities for local residents.
   It's not on the Westside, but Portland had a charter revision approved that will increase protection for the Bull Run Watershed, which often flows through the pipes to Washington County homes.
   King City voters can rest easier after saying yes to a police and safety levy for their city.
   The West Linn - Wilsonville School District had both a bond and a levy pass.
   For the City of Sherwood, voters approved three charter revisions.