New county or county boundary change authorized when unincorporated area rejects consolidation
(1) When a city-county charter is approved and city-county consolidation takes place under ORS 199.705 (Definitions for ORS 199.705 to 199.795) to 199.795 (Operation and effect of proclamation) and if, at the election held under ORS 199.735 (Election on consolidation), a majority of the electors in the unincorporated area voting at the election votes to reject the proposed city-county charter and city-county consolidation, the electors of the unincorporated area may seek to form a new county in the unincorporated area or to change the boundaries of the city-county and a contiguous county in order to place the unincorporated area within that contiguous county.
(2) The electors of any city that does not become part of the city-county and that is contiguous to the unincorporated area may jointly seek the formation of a new county or a change in county boundaries with the electors of the unincorporated area.
(3) Proceedings to form a new county or to change county boundaries as authorized by this section shall be conducted as provided in ORS 199.780 (Petition for county formation or boundary change) to 199.795 (Operation and effect of proclamation) and ORS chapter 202, except that ORS 202.020 (Petitions to form new counties or change existing county boundaries), 202.030 (Election order), 202.040 (Commissioners to arrange terms on proposal to change boundaries), 202.050 (Certification of election to Secretary of State), 202.060 (Proclamation by Governor) and 202.070 (Operation and effect of proclamation) do not apply to such proceedings. [1997 c.494 §11]
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