Board of directors duties
- • city and county mediation
(1) The board of directors of an intergovernmental entity described in ORS 190.088 (Alternative intergovernmental entity for transportation) shall perform all of the following:
(a) Before the entity may impose ad valorem property taxes, establish one or more transit advisory councils representative of each zone in which ad valorem property taxes are to be imposed. If the entity elects to not establish zones, the entity need establish only one transit advisory council. Council members shall be appointed by the board following nomination of proposed members by affected cities and counties.
(b) Maintain adequate levels of communication between affected local governments and the board of directors.
(c) Cause to be performed an annual report of standard transit performance metrics and an annual audit that satisfies the federal audit requirements for the expenditure of federal funds by state and local governments.
(2)(a) If the governing bodies of three or more cities or counties with territory within the boundaries of the intergovernmental entity file a written notice with the board of directors alleging that any of the actions required under subsection (1) of this section are not being adequately performed, the board of directors and the notifying governing bodies shall within 60 days conduct a mediation session with a mediator qualified to perform mediation under ORS 36.100 (Policy for ORS 36.100 to 36.238) to 36.238 (Application of ORS 36.210 and 36.220 to 36.238), in order to resolve the dispute.
(b) One-half of the cost of the mediation shall be borne by the intergovernmental entity and the remaining one-half of the cost shall be borne by the cities and counties that served notice under this subsection. [2017 c.425 §3]
Note: See second note under 190.088 (Alternative intergovernmental entity for transportation).
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