City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.280
Election of officers

  • effective date of incorporation
  • certain annexations prohibited


(1)

Not later than the 30th day after an election held under ORS 222.250 (Joint convention of governing bodies), or after an election held under ORS 222.275 (Second election on question of consolidation of certain areas or cities), if such an election is held, the chief elections officer shall call a special election in the consolidated city for the purpose of electing the officers required by the charter adopted by the electors. The election shall be held on a date specified in ORS 221.230 (Election dates) that is not sooner than the 90th day after the date on which the election is called.

(2)

The first city officers shall take office on the 10th day following the date on which their elections are proclaimed.

(3)

On the date on which the first city officers take office, or at whatever subsequent time the charter of the consolidated city specifies, the city shall be one city, with the rights and privileges conferred by its charter adopted under ORS 222.210 (Authority to consolidate adjoining and nonadjoining cities or territories) to 222.310 (Construction of ORS 222.210 to 222.310) and the laws of this state.

(4)

A city incorporated 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 not exercise the power granted by ORS 222.750 (Annexation of unincorporated territory surrounded by city) as to land surrounded by the corporate limits or boundaries of the city at the time of incorporation. [Amended by 1971 c.761 §8; 1983 c.350 §44]
§§ 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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Jun. 26, 2021