2011 ORS § 276.054¹
Declaration of policy concerning capitol area and other areas

A special relationship exists between the City of Salem, Oregons capitol, and state government. State lands and buildings and the functions of state government have a significant impact on the City of Salem. It is declared to be the purpose and policy of the State of Oregon to establish and effectuate a long-range plan of development of the capitol area in the City of Salem and the areas immediately surrounding state buildings situated outside the capitol area within the boundaries of the City of Salem and to coordinate the acquisition and disposition of real property and the construction of buildings by the state, the laying out of streets and the landscaping of grounds in the areas. The purpose of the long-range plan is to enhance and preserve the beauty and dignity of the areas and permanently to secure the areas from commercial and industrial encroachment. [Formerly 276.028]