2017 ORS 465.603¹
Procedure to create public authority

(1) A local government may, upon its own motion, consider whether it is advisable to create an authority for the purpose of acquiring, rehabilitating, redeveloping, reutilizing or restoring brownfield properties that are located within the geographic boundaries over which the local government has jurisdiction.

(2) If the local government, after public hearing according to the local government’s rules, determines that it is wise and desirable to create in an authority the powers and duties set forth in ORS 465.600 (Definitions for ORS 465.600 to 465.621) to 465.621 (Dissolution), the local government shall by ordinance or resolution create such an authority. The ordinance or resolution shall set forth:

(a) The name of the authority, which shall be “The Land Bank Authority of (local government), Oregon” or other similar distinctive name.

(b) The number of directors of the authority, which must be an odd number not less than five or more than 11.

(c) The names of the initial directors and their initial terms of service, which may not exceed four years.

(d) Other provisions that may be appropriate and not inconsistent with ORS 465.600 (Definitions for ORS 465.600 to 465.621) to 465.621 (Dissolution) or the laws of Oregon.

(3) Upon the adoption of an ordinance or resolution under subsection (2) of this section, the authority shall be deemed established as a municipal corporation of the state and as a body corporate and politic exercising public powers. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the authority shall exist as a legal entity separate from the local government that created the authority.

(4) An authority organized under this section shall have all the powers and duties contained in ORS 465.600 (Definitions for ORS 465.600 to 465.621) to 465.621 (Dissolution). [2015 c.631 §2]

Note: See note under 465.600 (Definitions for ORS 465.600 to 465.621).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 465—Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials I, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors465.­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.