ORS 777.326¹
Special procedure for annexations increasing by one-half or more the area or assessed value of taxable property within the port

(1) This section applies when an annexation would increase the area of a port by one-half or more, or would increase the assessed value of taxable property within a port by one-half or more. An annexation proposal subject to this section, if approved by the county board, shall be submitted to the electors at an election which shall be held at the same time as a primary election or general election.

(2) When the county board orders an election on the annexation proposal, the board shall adopt an order dividing or redividing the area of the port, including the territory annexed, into five subdistricts. The boundaries of the subdistricts shall be determined in accordance with ORS 777.155 (Division of ports into subdistricts) and shall be described in the order calling the election on the proposed annexation.

(3) At the first regular district election following the effective date of the annexation, one commissioner from each of the five subdistricts established under subsection (2) of this section shall be elected. The terms of the incumbent commissioners shall terminate and the terms of the commissioners elected under this subsection shall commence as provided in ORS 777.160 (Representation by subdistricts).

(4) If the annexation is approved, the order proclaiming the annexation shall also describe the boundaries of the subdistricts established as provided by subsection (2) of this section. [1967 c.498 §2; 1971 c.647 §140; 1971 c.727 §§188,201; 1971 c.728 §49; 1983 c.350 §323; 1987 c.267 §79; 1995 c.712 §111; 1997 c.541 §386]

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 53 (1971)

Chapter 777

Notes of Decisions

Port district’s power to formulate rules and regula­tions to prevent estuary and stream pollu­tion within its boundaries did not give it standing to object to power supply contract between Bonneville Power Administra­tion and proposed aluminum plant. Port of Astoria v. Hodel, 595 F2d 467 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 777—Ports Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors777.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 777, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano777.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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