City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.220
Initiation of proceedings

  • signatures on petitions

Proceedings to create an incorporated city under ORS 222.210 (Authority to consolidate adjoining and nonadjoining cities or territories) to 222.310 (Construction of ORS 222.210 to 222.310) may be initiated by petition signed by not less than 10 percent of the electors of each incorporated city to be included within the proposed city. If it is proposed to include one or more unincorporated areas in the proposed city, the petition shall be signed by not less than 10 percent of the electors registered in each such area at the closing of the registration books by the county clerk at the close of registration preceding the last general election. The areas may be contiguous with one another. [Amended by 1971 c.761 §2; 1983 c.83 §24]
§§ 222.210 to 222.310

Notes of Decisions

These sections require that at least two cities participate in initiating consolidation and petition by filing city for consolidation of new city to consist of filing city and unincorporated territory was legally insufficient. Mid-County Future Alt. v. Port. Metro. Area LGBC, 300 Or 14, 706 P2d 924 (1985)

Law Review Citations

50 WLR 619 (2014)

Chapter 222

Notes of Decisions

Provisions of this chapter do not require final decisions on small tract annexations to be made in quasi-judicial proceedings rather than by popular vote. Stewart v. City of Corvallis, 48 Or App 709, 617 P2d 921 (1980), Sup Ct review denied


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