2017 ORS 195.070¹
Agreement factors

(1) The following factors shall be considered in establishing urban service agreements under ORS 195.065 (Agreements required):

(a) Financial, operational and managerial capacity to provide the service;

(b) The effect on the cost of the urban service to the users of the service, the quality and quantity of the service provided and the ability of urban service users to identify and contact service providers, and to determine their accountability, with ease;

(c) Physical factors related to the provision of the urban service;

(d) The feasibility of creating a new entity for the provision of the urban service;

(e) The elimination or avoidance of unnecessary duplication of facilities;

(f) Economic, demographic and sociological trends and projections relevant to the provision of the urban service;

(g) The allocation of charges among urban service users in a manner that reflects differences in the costs of providing services to the users;

(h) Matching the recipients of tax supported urban services with the payers of the tax;

(i) The equitable allocation of costs between new development and prior development; and

(j) Economies of scale.

(2) The extent of consideration of the factors set forth in subsection (1) of this section is a matter of local government and special district discretion. [1993 c.804 §4]

  • South County Spotlight / Erica Nyberg, Jan 28, 2010
    “. . . St. Helens City Administrator Chad Olsen said that the PUD’s applica­tion circumvents an analysis of each utility’s ability to serve its customers within urban growth boundaries under the terms of Oregon Revised Statute 195, which defines urban service agree­ments. . . .”
1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 195—Local Government Planning Coordination, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors195.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.