Organization and Government of Cities

ORS 221.415
Municipal rights of way

  • use by electric utilities
  • power of city to regulate and impose charges

Recognizing the independent basis of legislative authority granted to cities in this state by municipal charters, the Legislative Assembly intends by ORS 221.420 (Municipal regulation of public utilities), 221.450 (Privilege tax on public utilities operating without franchise) and 261.305 (General powers of district) and this section to reaffirm the authority of cities to regulate use of municipally owned rights of way and to impose charges upon publicly owned suppliers of electrical energy, as well as privately owned suppliers for the use of such rights of way. [1987 c.245 §1]
Note: 221.415 (Municipal rights of way) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 221 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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