2017 ORS 376.755¹
Objections to mall
  • claims for damages
  • right to damages not created

(1) Not later than the hour set for hearing any interested person may, severally or with others, file with the city recorder written objection to the establishment of the proposed pedestrian mall or to the extent of any district described pursuant to ORS 376.735 (Contents of resolution when landowners to be paid for damages by assessments on benefited property), or both. Any protest or objection may be withdrawn at any time by written notice of such withdrawal filed with the city recorder with the same effect as if it had never been made.

(2) Not later than the hour set for hearing any person owning, or having any legal or equitable interest in, any real property which might suffer legal damage by reason of the establishment of the proposed pedestrian mall may file with the city recorder a written claim of damages. Such written claim must describe the real property as to which the claim is made, must state the exact nature of the claimant’s interest therein, must state the nature of the claimed damage thereto, and must state the amount of damages claimed. Any such claim may be withdrawn by the claimant at any time by written withdrawal with the same effect as if it had never been filed.

(3) Anything in ORS 376.705 (Definitions for ORS 376.705 to 376.825) to 376.825 (Improvements on mall) to the contrary notwithstanding, nothing in ORS 376.705 (Definitions for ORS 376.705 to 376.825) to 376.825 (Improvements on mall) shall be construed or interpreted as creating any right in any person to damages or compensation by reason of the establishment of a pedestrian mall, it being the intention of the Legislative Assembly in enacting ORS 376.705 (Definitions for ORS 376.705 to 376.825) to 376.825 (Improvements on mall) to provide an orderly method for the determination and payment only of such damages and compensation as are required by the Constitutions of the State of Oregon and the United States of America. In this connection the Legislative Assembly hereby expressly declares that it is its intention that to the extent to which the establishment of a pedestrian mall is justifiable as an exercise of the police power for which no compensation is constitutionally required, no damages or compensation shall be allowed in any action. [1961 c.666 §§13,14,24]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Ballot Measure 47 (Oregon Constitu­tion Article XI, sec­tion 11 g) to issuance of bonds for specific local improve­ments, (1996) Vol 48, p 67

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 376—Ways of Necessity; Special Ways; Pedestrian Malls, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors376.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 376, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano376.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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