ORS 777.927¹
Removal of port commissioner for malfeasance
  • statement of charges
  • notice
  • court hearing

If the Governor is at any time satisfied that a commissioner has been guilty of malfeasance in office, the Governor may file with the Secretary of State a written statement of the acts of the commissioner constituting the malfeasance. Thereupon the Secretary of State shall transmit a copy of the statement to the commissioner named and another copy to the clerk of the Circuit Court for Marion County. After the expiration of 10 days following the delivery of the statement to the commissioner a hearing shall be held before the court, of which hearing the commissioner is entitled to at least five days’ notice. If upon the hearing the court determines that the commissioner has been guilty of malfeasance in office, written findings to that effect shall be made and filed by the court. Thereupon the commissioner shall be considered removed from office. The vacancy so created shall be filled as provided in ORS 777.925 (Appointment of port commissioners). [1987 c.565 §7]

Chapter 777

Notes of Decisions

Port district's power to formulate rules and regula­tions to prevent estuary and stream pollu­tion within its boundaries did not give it standing to object to power supply contract between Bonneville Power Administra­tion and proposed aluminum plant. Port of Astoria v. Hodel, 595 F2d 467 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 777—Ports Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors777.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 777, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­777ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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