2017 ORS 222.225¹
Economic feasibility statement required
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When a petition to create a 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) is filed with the clerk or recorder of a city under ORS 222.230 (Form and contents of petition), an economic feasibility statement concerning the proposed city described in the petition shall also be filed with the clerk or recorder. The economic feasibility statement shall be prepared by the petitioners and, if applicable, shall form the basis for the proposed permanent rate limit for operating taxes required by ORS 222.230 (Form and contents of petition) (2). The economic feasibility statement shall contain:

(1) A description of the services and functions to be performed or provided by the proposed city;

(2) An analysis of the relationship between those services and functions and other existing or needed government services; and

(3) A proposed first year line item operation budget and a projected third year line item operating budget for the new city that demonstrate its economic feasibility. [1989 c.92 §33; 1997 c.541 §355]

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).
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.