2017 ORS 223.295¹
Limit on city indebtedness

(1) A city may incur indebtedness in the form of general obligation bonds and general obligation interim financing notes pursuant to ORS 223.235 (Issuance of bonds) to an amount which shall not exceed 0.03 of the latest real market valuation of the city.

(2) The general obligation bonds and general obligation interim financing notes issued pursuant to ORS 223.235 (Issuance of bonds) shall be determined by deducting from the sum total of outstanding general obligation bonds and general obligation interim financing notes issued pursuant to ORS 223.235 (Issuance of bonds), the aggregate of sinking funds or other funds applicable to the payment thereof, less the aggregate of overdrafts, if any, in the related improvement bond interest fund. [Amended by 1955 c.28 §1; 1955 c.686 §1; 1959 c.653 §7; 1963 c.545 §2; 1965 c.282 §3; 1985 c.441 §1; 1991 c.459 §351; 1991 c.902 §24]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Bancroft Bonding Act to weatheriza­tion of private homes and apart­ment buildings, (1980) Vol 41, p 58; applica­tion of Ballot Measure 47 (Oregon Constitu­tion Article XI, sec­tion 11g) to issuance of Bancroft bonds, (1996) Vol 48, p 67

Chapter 223

Notes of Decisions

Fact that ordinance, which charged fee to prop­erty owners taking advantage of privilege of making connec­tion to city wa­ter system, specified that pay­ment would be secured by liens which would be “enforced” in matter provided by this chapter did not, of itself, show that such charges were “assess­ments.” Montgomery Brothers v. City of Corvallis, 34 Or App 785, 580 P2d 190 (1978)

Circuit court has jurisdic­tion to determine merits of assess­ment, but cannot address whether assess­ment is subject to constitu­tional limits on prop­erty taxes. Martin v. City of Tigard, 14 OTR 517 (1999), aff’d 335 Or 444, 72 P3d 619 (2003)

State statutory pro­ce­dures for financing local improve­ments are not exclusive and do not displace consistent local pro­ce­dures. Baker v. City of Woodburn, 190 Or App 445, 79 P3d 901 (2003), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 223—Local Improvements and Works Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors223.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 223, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano223.­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.