2017 ORS 222.220¹
Initiation of proceedings
  • signatures on petitions

Proceedings to create an incorporated city under ORS 222.210 (Authority to consolidate adjoining and nonadjoining cities or territories) to 222.310 (Construction of ORS 222.210 to 222.310) may be initiated by petition signed by not less than 10 percent of the electors of each incorporated city to be included within the proposed city. If it is proposed to include one or more unincorporated areas in the proposed city, the petition shall be signed by not less than 10 percent of the electors registered in each such area at the closing of the registration books by the county clerk at the close of registration preceding the last general election. The areas may be contiguous with one another. [Amended by 1971 c.761 §2; 1983 c.83 §24]

Notes of Decisions

These sec­tions require that at least two cities participate in initiating consolida­tion and peti­tion by filing city for consolida­tion of new city to consist of filing city and unincorporated territory was legally insufficient. Mid-County Future Alt. v. Port. Metro. Area LGBC, 300 Or 14, 706 P2d 924 (1985)

Law Review Cita­tions

50 WLR 619 (2014)

Chapter 222

Notes of Decisions

Provisions of this chapter do not require final decisions on small tract annexa­tions to be made in quasi-judicial pro­ceed­ings rather than by popular vote. Stewart v. City of Corvallis, 48 Or App 709, 617 P2d 921 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 222—City Boundary Changes; Mergers; Consolidations; Withdrawals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors222.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 222, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano222.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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