2017 ORS 199.450¹
Advisory committee
  • membership
  • function
  • term

(1) Each boundary commission shall appoint an advisory committee to advise and assist the commission in carrying out the purposes of ORS 199.410 (Policy) to 199.534 (Legislative annexation of territory to cities and districts). An advisory committee shall consist of nine members who are residents within the jurisdiction of the commission. Except for the public members, to be qualified to serve on a committee a person shall be a member of the governing body of a city, county or district located within the jurisdiction of the commission. The members shall include two city officers, two county officers, two district officers and three public members, one of whom shall serve as chairperson of the advisory committee. A governing body shall not have more than one member on the advisory committee. When only one county is under the jurisdiction of a boundary commission, then the committee shall consist of three city officers, one county officer, three district officers and the two public members. Any member of the committee may designate a representative who is an officer or employee of the member’s city, county or district to appear and act for that member at any meeting of the committee.

(2) The advisory committee shall meet as necessary. The advisory committee shall also meet on the call of the commission.

(3)(a) The committee may review each petition filed with the commission except a petition filed under ORS 199.495 (Effective date of certain annexations). If the committee reviews a petition, it may submit a recommendation on the petition to the boundary commission within 30 days after the petition is filed with the commission.

(b) The committee shall review each administrative rule of the commission prior to its adoption. The committee may propose any changes to the commission’s rules, policies or practices as it deems necessary or desirable.

(4) In addition to its other functions and duties, the advisory committee shall review the annual budget of the boundary commission and any assessments levied under ORS 199.457 (Finances). The advisory committee shall meet with the commission and may make such recommendations relating to the budget or assessments as it deems necessary or prudent. The budget or an assessment levied under ORS 199.457 (Finances) shall be effective only when approved by the advisory committee.

(5) A member shall serve for a term of two years. Of the members first appointed, however, four shall serve for terms of one year and five shall serve for terms of two years. The respective terms of the members shall be determined by lot at the first meeting of the advisory committee. [1969 c.494 §9a; 1971 c.462 §5; 1981 c.265 §6; 1983 c.336 §3; 1989 c.92 §13]

Notes of Decisions

The statutory scheme of authority and pro­ce­dures for com­mis­sions created by this Act, plus adherence to the prescribed pro­ce­dure as set out in the Act, release the com­mis­sions from the limita­tions placed upon local govern­mental bodies in zone-change matters in Fasano v. Washington County Comm., 264 Or 574, 507 P2d 23 (1973). Marion County Fire Dist. 1 v. Marion-Polk County Local Govt. Boundary Comm., 19 Or App 108, 526 P2d 1031 (1974), Sup Ct review denied

In Proceeding Involving Proposed Merger of Three Water Districts

1) no elec­tion was re­quired before com­mis­sion order approving merger could take effect; 2) com­mis­sion made the findings re­quired by statute; 3) com­mis­sion’s findings were supported by substantial evidence, adequate for review and sufficient to support its order; and 4) these sec­tions did not constitute invalid delega­tion of legislative power. Redland Water District v. Portland Metro. Area LGBC, 63 Or App 641, 665 P2d 1241 (1983), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Dissolu­tion of insolvent metropolitan service district, (1972) Vol 35, p 1117

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 199—County Consolidation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors199.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 199, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano199.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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