Metropolitan Service Districts

ORS 268.380
Land-use planning goals and activities

  • coordination
  • review of local plans


A district may:


Adopt land-use planning goals and objectives for the district consistent with goals adopted under ORS chapters 195, 196 and 197;


Review the comprehensive plans in effect on January 1, 1979, or subsequently adopted by the cities and counties within the district and recommend that cities and counties, as the district considers necessary, make changes in any plan to ensure that the plan conforms to the district’s metropolitan area goals and objectives and the statewide goals;


Coordinate the land-use planning activities of that portion of the cities and counties within the district; and


Coordinate its activities and the related activities of the cities and counties within the district with the land-use planning development activities of the federal government, other local governmental bodies situated within this state or within any other state and any agency of this state or another state.


When a district is required by a district charter to adopt a regional framework plan, the regional framework plan shall include and be consistent with land use planning goals and objectives adopted by the district. [1977 c.665 §17; 1979 c.804 §11; 1997 c.833 §15; 2001 c.672 §8]

Notes of Decisions

Regional transportation plan portion of regional framework plan is subject to exclusive review by Land Conservation and Development Commission pursuant to ORS 197.251. Citizens Against Irresponsible Growth v. Metro, 179 Or App 468, 40 P3d 556 (2002)

Law Review Citations

36 EL 187 (2006); 93 OLR 455 (2014)

Chapter 268

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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Jun. 26, 2021