2015 ORS 221.621¹
Disincorporation procedure
  • petition
  • election

(1) This section establishes the procedure for determining whether a city shall disincorporate. The question shall be decided by election. The governing body of the city shall call an election when a petition is filed as provided in this section.

(2) The requirements for preparing, circulating and filing a petition and calling an election under this section shall be as provided for an initiative measure under ORS 250.265 (Prospective petition) to 250.346 (Retention of petition materials), except that notwithstanding ORS 250.325 (Procedure following filing of initiative petition), the governing body of the city shall not consider adoption or rejection of the measure before submitting it to the electors.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, if ORS 250.255 (Application of ORS 250.265 to 250.346) makes ORS 250.265 (Prospective petition) to 250.346 (Retention of petition materials) inapplicable to a city, the requirements for preparing, circulating and filing a petition under this section shall be as provided for an initiative petition under the city charter or an ordinance adopted under the city charter.

(4) The question of disincorporation shall be submitted to the electors of the city at an election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in any year, but shall not be submitted more than once in two consecutive calendar years. [1983 c.350 §27 (enacted in lieu of 221.620, 221.630, 221.640 and 221.660); 1987 c.784 §1]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 221—Organization and Government of Cities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors221.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.