2017 ORS 261.460¹
Legislative function of board

(1) The board of directors shall constitute the legislative body of the district, and shall determine all questions of policy.

(2) All legislative acts of the board shall be expressed in written resolutions or ordinances. Every ordinance enacted by the board shall be preceded by an enacting clause substantially as follows: “Be It Enacted by the ______ People’s Utility District” and shall be voted upon by an “aye” and “nay” vote. All ordinances except emergency ordinances shall require affirmative votes of a majority of the board at a regular meeting or an adjourned regular meeting.

(3) All ordinances except emergency ordinances shall be subject to the referendum and shall become effective 30 days after the date of their passage, unless a later date is fixed in the ordinance itself, in which event they shall take effect at the later date.

(4) Emergency ordinances shall contain the statement that an emergency exists and specify with distinctness the facts and reasons constituting the emergency. The unanimous vote of all members of the board present is necessary to pass any emergency ordinance and no such ordinance shall be passed with less than four directors present.

Chapter 261

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.