2017 ORS 261.030¹
Limit of authority to control existing utilities of electric cooperatives or cities

Nothing contained in this chapter authorizes or empowers the board of directors of any people’s utility district to interfere with or exercise any control over any existing utility owned and operated by any electric cooperative or city in the district unless by consent of the governing body of the electric cooperative or of the city council or the governing body of the plant owned by a city, when the control of the plant is vested in a governing body other than the city council or governing body of the city. However a district may participate fully, on a mutually agreed basis, with electric cooperatives and utilities owned by cities in common facilities under ORS 261.235 (Definitions for ORS 261.235 to 261.255) to 261.255 (Use of district money or property) and in the formation and operation of joint operating agencies under ORS chapter 262. [Amended by 1979 c.558 §5; 2003 c.802 §66; 2007 c.301 §31; 2007 c.895 §2]

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Notes of Decisions

People’s utility district does not possess exclusive right to provide service within boundaries of district. Douglas Electric Cooperative v. Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, 164 Or App 251, 991 P2d 1060 (1999), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County clerk’s and county governing body’s duty to determine validity of voters’ peti­tion to form people’s utility district, (1980) Vol 40, p 367

Law Review Cita­tions

7 EL 315 (1977); 16 WLR 549 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 261—People’s Utility Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors261.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 261, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano261.­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.