ORS 261.375¹
Election to authorize district bond issue

(1) Except as provided in ORS 261.355 (Procedure for issuance and sale of revenue bonds) (3) and subject to ORS 261.355 (Procedure for issuance and sale of revenue bonds) (10), before any district issues general obligation or revenue bonds, other than general obligation refunding, revenue refunding or advance refunding bonds, the question of whether the bonds shall be issued shall be submitted to the electors of the district, either at any general, state or county election or at a special election called for that purpose by the board of the district to be held on a date specified in ORS 255.345 (Special election dates).

(2) At the election the notice and ballots shall contain a statement of the amount of bonds to be voted on and the purpose for which the bonds are to be used. If a majority of those voting on the question vote “yes,” the board of directors is authorized to issue bonds of the character and in the amount designated by the election ballot. [Amended by 1973 c.796 §14; 1975 c.598 §5; 1979 c.558 §26; 1991 c.572 §5]

Notes of Decisions

Peoples utility district revenue bond elec­tion notice phrase “not to exceed”, which modified amount and term of bonds to be voted on, did not render elec­tion notice too indefinite under this sec­tion or ORS 255.085 (Notice of district election on issuance of bonds or on other measure) requiring “state­ment” of term and amount and was not misleading. Pac. Power & Light v. Emerald P.U.D., 58 Or App 21, 646 P2d 1360 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

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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 (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 261, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano261.­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