ORS 268.310¹
Powers of district

Subject to the provisions of a district charter, a district may, to carry out the purposes of this chapter:

(1) Subject to the requirements of ORS 459.005 (Definitions for ORS 459.005 to 459.437, 459.705 to 459.790 and 459A.005 to 459A.665) to 459.045 (Rules), 459.065 (State preemption) to 459.105 (Regulations on use of disposal sites), 459.205 (Permit required) to 459.385 (Entry upon private premises authorized), 459.992 (Criminal penalties) (1) and (2) and 466.995 (Criminal penalties) (1), dispose, and provide facilities for disposal, of solid and liquid wastes.

(2) Provide public transportation and terminal facilities for public transportation, including local aspects thereof transferred to the district by one or more other public corporations, cities or counties through agreements in accordance with this chapter.

(3) Acquire, construct, alter, maintain, administer and operate metropolitan zoo facilities.

(4) Acquire, construct, alter, maintain, administer and operate major cultural, convention, exhibition, sports and entertainment facilities. However, unless the electors of the district first approve the financing of the facilities, the district shall not:

(a) Construct new facilities; or

(b) Except for facilities acquired by means of an intergovernmental agreement, acquire existing facilities.

(5) Acquire, develop, maintain and operate a system of parks, open space and recreational facilities of metropolitan significance.

(6) Exercise jurisdiction over other matters of metropolitan concern as authorized by a district charter. [1969 c.700 §10; 1971 c.648 §22; 1975 c.510 §2; 1977 c.95 §17; 1977 c.665 §10; 1977 c.782 §5; 1979 c.804 §4; 1987 c.844 §1; 1997 c.833 §8]

Law Review Cita­tions

36 EL 187 (2006)

Chapter 268

Notes of Decisions

Limita­tion of chapter ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty to statutorily defined area within boundaries of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties and preclusion of forma­tion of addi­tional metropolitan service districts in state, did not create corpora­tion by special law in viola­tion of Const. Art. XI sec 2. Reilley v. Secretary of State, 288 Or 573, 607 P2d 162 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of district to borrow waste disposal planning funds from Environ­mental Quality Commission, (1972) Vol 35, p 1117; Motor Vehicle Emission Control Inspec­tion Program funding, (1974) Vol 37, p 130

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 53 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 268—Metropolitan Service Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors268.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 268, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­268ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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