2017 ORS 280.415¹
Legislative findings

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) Cities with a population of 70,000 or more should be granted the powers granted to the state by ORS 285B.320 (Purpose of ORS 285B.320 to 285B.371) to 285B.371 (State interest in eligible projects not necessary for loans) in order to reduce substantially within their boundaries the occurrence of economic conditions requiring more expensive remedial action. There exist in Oregon’s larger cities substantial adverse economic conditions requiring immediate remedial action. Such conditions include decreasing opportunities for gainful employment and lack of sites and facilities for orderly and necessary retail, commercial and industrial growth. Amelioration of these conditions is deemed a public purpose and the acquisition of property for such purpose is deemed a public use. To meet the needs of these cities it is necessary to grant them full authority to undertake and complete development and redevelopment projects, and to assist public and private organizations engaged in such projects, including the issuance of industrial or other nonrecourse revenue bonds. It is the purpose of ORS

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 280—Financing of Local Public Projects and Improvements; City and County Economic Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors280.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.