2017 ORS 457.120¹
When additional notice required
  • to whom sent
  • contents
  • notice by publication

(1) In addition to any required public notice of hearing on a proposed urban renewal plan or substantial amendment or change to a plan, as described in ORS 457.085 (Urban renewal plan requirements) (2)(i) and 457.220 (Plan amendment), the municipality shall cause notice of a hearing by the governing body on a proposed plan for a new urban renewal area or on a proposed change containing one of the types of amendments specified in ORS 457.085 (Urban renewal plan requirements) (2)(i) to be mailed to each individual or household in one of the following groups:

(a) Owners of real property that is located in the municipality;

(b) Electors registered in the municipality;

(c) Sewer, water, electric or other utility customers in the municipality; or

(d) Postal patrons in the municipality.

(2) If the urban renewal area governed by the plan or substantial amendment thereof extends beyond the boundaries of the municipality, notice shall also be sent to each individual in the selected group who is located in the urban renewal area.

(3) The notice required by this section shall contain a statement in plain language that:

(a) The governing body, on a specified date, will hold a public hearing and consider an ordinance adopting or substantially amending an urban renewal plan;

(b) The adoption or amendment may impact property tax rates;

(c) States the proposed maximum amount of indebtedness that can be issued or incurred under the plan or amendment;

(d) The ordinance, if approved, is subject to referendum; and

(e) A copy of the ordinance, urban renewal plan and accompanying report can be obtained by contacting a designated person within the municipality.

(4) If the municipality which activated the urban renewal agency is a county:

(a) The notice required by subsection (1) of this section shall be sent to each individual or household in one of the groups listed in subsections (1)(a) to (d) of this section, except that the notice need be sent only to those individuals or households located in a school district with territory affected or to be affected by the tax increment financing for the new urban renewal area or proposed change.

(b) In addition to the notice under paragraph (a) of this subsection, the county shall cause notice to be published in a paper of general circulation throughout the county. The published notice shall contain the information described in subsection (3) of this section, be published in an advertisement not less than three inches in height and three inches in width and be located in a general interest section of the newspaper other than the classified advertisement section. [1991 c.459 §335f; 1997 c.541 §445]

Note: 457.120 (When additional notice required) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 457 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 457

Notes of Decisions

Provisions of this chapter creating urban renewal agencies, and pro­vi­sions of Housing Authorities Law, ORS 456.055 (General definitions for ORS 456.055 to 456.235) to 456.235 (Dissolution of housing authorities), are parallel statutory schemes, and thus identical pro­vi­sions in the two acts will be given same effect. Housing Authority of Lane County v. Board of Commissioners, 35 Or App 785, 582 P2d 844 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of urban renewal agency in selec­tion of projects and de­linea­tion of project boundaries, (1977) Vol 38, p 1062

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 457—Urban Renewal, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors457.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 457, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano457.­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.