2017 ORS 195.137¹
Definitions for ORS 195.137 to 195.145

As used in ORS 195.137 (Definitions for ORS 195.137 to 195.145) to 195.145 (Urban reserves):

(1) “Rural reserve” means land reserved to provide long-term protection for agriculture, forestry or important natural landscape features that limit urban development or help define appropriate natural boundaries of urbanization, including plant, fish and wildlife habitat, steep slopes and floodplains.

(2) “Urban reserve” means lands outside an urban growth boundary that will provide for:

(a) Future expansion over a long-term period; and

(b) The cost-effective provision of public facilities and services within the area when the lands are included within the urban growth boundary. [2007 c.723 §1]

Notes of Decisions

When undertaking “considera­tion of factors,” Metro or county must apply and evaluate each factor, weigh and balance each factor while understanding factors are not independent approval criteria and meaningfully explain reasoning for land designa­tion. Barkers Five, LLC v. LCDC, 261 Or App 259, 323 P3d 368 (2014)

Law Review Cita­tions

93 OLR 455 (2014)

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 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 195, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano195.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.