2017 ORS 287A.050¹
Authority of city to issue general obligation bonds

(1) Upon approval of the electors of a city, the city may issue general obligation bonds to finance:

(a) Capital construction or capital improvements permitted by Article XI, sections 11 and 11b, of the Oregon Constitution.

(b) Capital costs permitted by Article XI, section 11L, of the Oregon Constitution.

(2) Unless the city charter provides a lesser limitation, a city may not issue or have outstanding at the time of issuance general obligation bonds in a principal amount that exceeds three percent of the real market value of the taxable property within its boundaries, calculated as provided in ORS 308.207 (Computation of real market value for taxing or bonding limitations).

(3) The limitation described in subsection (2) of this section does not apply to general obligation bonds issued:

(a) To finance the costs of local improvements assessed and paid for in installments under statutory or charter authority.

(b) To finance capital construction or capital improvements permitted by Article XI, sections 11 and 11b, of the Oregon Constitution, or to finance capital costs permitted by Article XI, section 11L, of the Oregon Constitution, for:

(A) Water supply, treatment or distribution;

(B) Sanitary or storm sewage collection or treatment;

(C) Hospitals or infirmaries;

(D) Gas, power or lighting; or

(E) Off-street motor vehicle parking facilities. [2007 c.783 §43; 2013 c.491 §3]

Law Review Cita­tions

50 WLR 619 (2014)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 287A—Local Government Borrowing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors287A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 287A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano287A.­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.