2011 ORS § 223.157¹
Expenditure of business license revenues
  • liability for unauthorized expenditures

(1) A city council shall not expend any moneys derived from business license fees levied under ORS 223.141 (Definitions for ORS 223.141 to 223.161) to 223.161 (Effect of urban renewal districts or local improvement districts) for any purpose different from the purpose described in the ordinance adopted under ORS 223.144 (Economic improvement district).

(2) Any public official who expends any moneys derived from business license fees levied under ORS 223.141 (Definitions for ORS 223.141 to 223.161) to 223.161 (Effect of urban renewal districts or local improvement districts) for any purpose different from the purpose described in an ordinance adopted under ORS 232.144 [bad link] shall be civilly liable for the return of the moneys by suit of the district attorney of the county in which the city is located or by suit of any taxpayer of the city. [1991 c.698 §6]