2017 ORS 199.750¹
Status of city-county

(1) The city-county shall be a city within the meaning of state law, except ORS 221.610 (Disincorporation of cities), 221.621 (Disincorporation procedure), 221.650 (Property conveyed to county), 222.210 (Authority to consolidate adjoining and nonadjoining cities or territories) to 222.310 (Construction of ORS 222.210 to 222.310) and 222.840 (Short title) to 222.915 (Application of ORS 222.840 to 222.915). In merger proceedings under ORS 222.610 (Surrender of city charter and merger into adjoining city) to 222.710 (Return statements filed with county recording officer) consent by the city-county to the merger may be given by the governing body of the city-county without a popular vote on the merger. No merger or annexation adding territory to the city-county shall change a county boundary. Annexation to the city-county of area in another county or merger into the city-county of a city in another county shall be for the provision of city services only. Territory within the city-county may be transferred under ORS 199.490 (Procedure for minor boundary changes or transfers of territory) to 199.519 (Effective date of boundary change) to a city excluded from consolidation under ORS 199.740 (Effect of election) (2).

(2) The city-county shall be a county for purposes of Articles IV, VI, VII (Amended), VII (Original) and VIII of the Oregon Constitution and in its relationship to any city in the city-county excluded from the consolidation under ORS 199.740 (Effect of election) (2). That relationship shall continue until the excluded city disincorporates or merges into the city-county.

(3) The city-county shall be a county in its relationship to the unincorporated area excluded from the consolidation under ORS 199.740 (Effect of election) (2).

(4) The city-county shall have the powers and duties of counties and county officers and cities and city officers under state law and the city-county charter. The charter shall prescribe or make provision for prescribing what officers and agencies of the city-county shall exercise those powers and duties. The charter may prescribe or make provision for prescribing which duties or functions shall be county, city or jointly city-county powers.

(5) The charter may also prescribe or make provision for prescribing that state officers elected in the city-county alone shall simultaneously be city-county and state officers and have city-county functions prescribed by the charter or ordinances of the city-county.

(6) The city-county shall be both a city and a county entitled to receive funds under state and federal laws allocating funds to cities or counties or both. [1971 c.731 §10; 1973 c.745 §4; 1997 c.494 §6]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 199—County Consolidation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors199.­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.