Urban Renewal

ORS 457.089
Urban renewal plan and report to planning commission and affected taxing districts for recommendations before approval by municipality

  • taxing district concurrence required for plan that includes public building project


(1)

An urban renewal agency shall forward an urban renewal plan and the accompanying report to the planning commission of the municipality for recommendations before presenting the plan to the governing body of the municipality for approval under ORS 457.095 (Approval of plan by ordinance).

(2)

(a) The urban renewal agency shall deliver the urban renewal plan and accompanying report to the governing body of each taxing district affected by the urban renewal plan, by certified mail or any form of delivery that requires a signature upon delivery or that may otherwise be tracked. The agency shall consult and confer with the taxing districts before presenting the plan to the governing body of the municipality for approval under ORS 457.095 (Approval of plan by ordinance).

(b)

The governing body of each taxing district shall have 45 days following receipt of the plan and report to submit written recommendations to the urban renewal agency. In adopting the plan, the governing body of the municipality shall accept, reject or modify the recommendations of each taxing district.

(3)

(a) An urban renewal plan proposed on or after September 29, 2019, that includes a public building project requires the concurrence of at least three of the four taxing districts that are estimated to forgo the most property tax revenue as computed in the report accompanying the proposed plan. The question of concurrence shall be determined by a vote of the governing body of each of the four taxing districts.

(b)

The urban renewal agency shall include with the urban renewal plan and accompanying report provided pursuant to subsection (2) of this section a request for concurrence in the inclusion of the public building project in the proposed plan.

(c)

The governing body of each taxing district described in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall, by written resolution, concur or decline to concur in the inclusion of the public building project in the proposed plan.

(d)

(A) If at least three of the four taxing districts described in paragraph (a) of this subsection concur, the public building project may be included in the proposed plan.

(B)

If at least two of the four taxing districts described in paragraph (a) of this subsection do not concur, the public building project may not be included in the proposed plan.

(e)

If the governing body of a taxing district described in paragraph (a) of this subsection does not respond within 45 days after receiving the plan and report under subsection (2) of this section, the taxing district shall be deemed to have concurred in the inclusion of all public building projects included in the plan.

(4)

Subsections (2) and (3) of this section also apply to:

(a)

The addition on or after September 29, 2019, of a public building project to an urban renewal plan that is not included in the plan before September 29, 2019.

(b)

An amendment proposed on or after September 29, 2019, to an urban renewal plan that significantly increases the scope of work for a public building project to be paid for with division of taxes pursuant to ORS 457.420 (Plan may provide for division of property taxes) to 457.470 (Modification of assessed value).

(5)

An urban renewal plan may not be carried out until the plan has been approved by the governing body of each municipality in accordance with ORS 457.095 (Approval of plan by ordinance) and 457.105 (Approval of plan by other municipalities). [2019 c.580 §5]
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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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