Urban Renewal

ORS 457.045
Election of method of exercise of urban renewal agency’s powers

The governing body of a municipality shall, in the ordinance adopted under ORS 457.035 (Urban renewal agencies), elect to have the powers of an urban renewal agency under this chapter exercised in one of the following ways:


By a housing authority of the municipality established pursuant to the Housing Authorities Law in which case the name of the body corporate and politic shall be the “housing authority and urban renewal agency” of the municipality.


By appointing a board or commission composed of not less than three members.


By the governing body, itself, provided, however, that any act of the governing body acting as the urban renewal agency shall be, and shall be considered, the act of the urban renewal agency only and not of the governing body. [Formerly 457.140]

See also annotations under ORS 457.140 in permanent edition.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

City council designating itself urban renewal agency, (1974) Vol 36, p 1005; financial activities excluded from Local Budget Law, (1977) Vol 38, p 1062

Chapter 457

Notes of Decisions

Provisions of this chapter creating urban renewal agencies, and provisions of Housing Authorities Law, ORS 456.055 to 456.235, are parallel statutory schemes, and thus identical provisions in the two acts will be given same effect. Housing Authority of Lane County v. Board of Commissioners, 35 Or App 785, 582 P2d 844 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of urban renewal agency in selection of projects and delineation of project boundaries, (1977) Vol 38, p 1062


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