Organization and Government of Cities

ORS 221.902
City officers

  • elective
  • appointive
  • terms


The mayor, alderpersons, recorder, treasurer, and marshal of a municipal corporation organized under sections 1 to 6, pages 119 to 123, Oregon Laws 1893, shall be elected to two-year terms by the electors of the city. Each term of office commences on the first Monday in January next following the general election and expires on the day immediately preceding the first Monday in January next following the subsequent general election.


The council may appoint an attorney, a superintendent of streets, a civil engineer, a municipal judge and police and other subordinate officers, and fix their compensation. These officers shall hold office during the pleasure of the council. [Amended by 1981 c.173 §8; 1983 c.350 §29; 1999 c.788 §53; 2003 c.14 §105]


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