Metropolitan Service Districts

ORS 268.020

As used in this chapter:


“District” means a metropolitan service district established under this chapter.


“District charter” means a home rule charter enacted by the electors of a district under section 14, Article XI, Oregon Constitution.


“Metropolitan area” means that area which on October 4, 1997, lies within the boundaries of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.


“Improvement” means the facilities and other property constructed, erected or acquired by and to be used in the performance of services authorized to be performed by a district.


“Metropolitan significance” means having major or significant district-wide impact.


“Person” means a public body as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), individual, corporation, partnership, association, firm, trust, estate or any other legal entity.


“Regional framework plan” means the Metro regional framework plan defined in ORS 197.015 (Definitions for ORS chapters 195, 196, 197 and ORS 197A.300 to 197A.325) and any district ordinances that implement the plan. [1969 c.700 §2; 1977 c.665 §2; 1979 c.531 §3; 1987 c.349 §1; 1997 c.833 §4; 2003 c.802 §97]
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Notes of Decisions

Limitation of chapter applicability to statutorily defined area within boundaries of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties and preclusion of formation of additional metropolitan service districts in state, did not create corporation by special law in violation of Const. Art. XI sec 2. Reilley v. Secretary of State, 288 Or 573, 607 P2d 162 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of district to borrow waste disposal planning funds from Environmental Quality Commission, (1972) Vol 35, p 1117; Motor Vehicle Emission Control Inspection Program funding, (1974) Vol 37, p 130

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 53 (1971); 93 OLR 455 (2014)


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