ORS 250.305¹
Signature requirements

(1) A petition to refer a city measure must be signed by not less than 10 percent of the electors registered in the city at the time the prospective petition is filed. The petition must be filed with the city elections officer not later than the 30th day after adoption of the city legislation sought to be referred.

(2) A petition to initiate a city measure must be signed by not less than 15 percent of the electors registered in the city at the time the prospective petition is filed. [1979 c.190 §167; 1983 c.350 §67; 1989 c.251 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute (Ors 254.140)

Imposi­tion of signature-gathering time limit by county, (1976) Vol 38, p 387

Chapter 250

Notes of Decisions

Initiative measure filed in elec­tion cycle must satisfy all statutory and constitu­tional require­ments and be placed on ballot in that elec­tion cycle; if proponents wish to put measure on ballot at an­oth­er elec­tion, they must start initiative process over during next elec­tion cycle. Unger v. Rosenblum, 362 Or 210, 407 P3d 817 (2017)

Law Review Cita­tions

27 WLR 132 (1991); 75 OLR 561 (1996)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 250—Initiative and Referendum, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors250.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 250, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano250.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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. Currency Information