Consultations Generally with Taxing Districts
In anticipation of or subsequent to the meeting described in OAR 123-650-5100, or as otherwise warranted with an enterprise zone designation, re-designation or boundary change, the Sponsoring Government(s) or zone sponsor:
May communicate, confer or interact with one or more local taxing districts, including but not limited to additional public or nonpublic meetings or other means of eliciting feedback and dialogue with districts.
Shall respond within 10 business days to a local taxing districts formal request and make good faith efforts to fulfill any such a request for a special (one-on-one) meeting or for written answers to specific questions.
Shall assist one or more districts, as requested, to estimate or better understand short or long-term effects on public revenues and service demands under particular assumptions or potentialities about enterprise zone development.
May explore how to effectively resolve relevant, outstanding issues through local government permitting procedures or development standards affecting eligible business firms in the zone, including but not limited to design review, conditional use permits, comprehensive land use planning or zoning ordinances.
As a consequence of consultative activities with local taxing districts, the Sponsoring Government(s) or zone sponsor:
May establish arrangements or agreements with one or more districts, contingent on the zone re-/designation or boundary amendment.
Shall describe any such arrangements in materials submitted to the Department, including but not limited to follow-up steps, timelines or outstanding points still subject to refinement or finalization.
May formally execute and document any such arrangement or agreement, but any description of verbal pledges or understandings do not themselves create or represent an obligation by the zone sponsor.
This rule does not create any authority over property tax collection or any right to obligate or burden the county assessor.