2011 ORS § 294.321¹
Purposes

The purposes of ORS 294.305 (Sections constituting Local Budget Law) to 294.565 (Failure to file copy of required budget, reports or other documents) are:

(1) To establish standard procedures for the preparation, presentation, administration and appraisal of budgets of municipal corporations;

(2) To provide for a brief description of the programs of a municipal corporation and the fiscal policy which is to accomplish these programs;

(3) To provide for estimation of revenues, expenditures and proposed taxes;

(4) To provide specific methods for obtaining public views in the preparation of fiscal policy;

(5) To provide for the control of revenues and expenditures for the promotion of efficiency and economy in the expenditure of public funds; and

(6) To enable the public, taxpayers and investors to be apprised of the financial policies and administration of the municipal corporation in which they are interested. [1963 c.576 §2; 1997 c.308 §4; 1997 c.541 §323]