2007 ORS 456.115¹
Commissioners and employees may not have interest in project other than as tenant
  • disclosure of interest
  • duty to act as prudent person

(1) No commissioner or employee of an authority shall acquire any interest in any housing project or in any property included or planned to be included in any project, nor shall the commissioner or employee of an authority have an interest except as a tenant in any contract or proposed contract for materials or services to be furnished or used in connection with any housing project.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section, the leasehold interest of a tenant appointed to the board or commission under ORS 456.095 (Appointment and qualification of commissioners of housing authorities) shall not be considered an interest in a project, property or contract if the leasehold interest is granted on the same basis and is subject to the same terms and conditions as other leasehold interests of other tenants of the authority. A tenant-commissioner shall refrain from voting on any action that affects the individual interest of the tenant-commissioner as distinguished from the interests of tenants as a class.

(3) If any commissioner or employee of an authority owns or controls an interest in any property included or planned to be included in any housing project, the commissioner or employee immediately shall disclose the same in writing to the authority. Such disclosure shall be entered upon the minutes of the authority. Failure so to disclose such interest shall constitute misconduct in office.

(4) A commissioner shall discharge the commissioner’s duties with the care, skill, prudence and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters would use in the conduct of an enterprise of a like character. [Amended by 1975 c.335 §2; 1995 c.483 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Tenant on board of com­mis­sioners of housing authority, (1974) Vol 36, p 1111

Notes of Decisions

Housing Authorities Law and ORS chapter 457, governing crea­tion of urban renewal agencies, are parallel statutory schemes, and thus identical pro­vi­sions in the two acts will be given same effect. Housing Authority of Lane County v. Board of Commissioners, 35 Or App 785, 582 P2d 844 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 456—Housing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­456.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 456, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­456ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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