City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.225
Economic feasibility statement required

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When a petition to create a 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) is filed with the clerk or recorder of a city under ORS 222.230 (Form and contents of petition), an economic feasibility statement concerning the proposed city described in the petition shall also be filed with the clerk or recorder. The economic feasibility statement shall be prepared by the petitioners and, if applicable, shall form the basis for the proposed permanent rate limit for operating taxes required by ORS 222.230 (Form and contents of petition) (2). The economic feasibility statement shall contain:


A description of the services and functions to be performed or provided by the proposed city;


An analysis of the relationship between those services and functions and other existing or needed government services; and


A proposed first year line item operation budget and a projected third year line item operating budget for the new city that demonstrate its economic feasibility. [1989 c.92 §33; 1997 c.541 §355]
§§ 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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