Draft of items to be changed

Draft of items to be changed in the charter upon recommendation of charter review consultant Tom Sponsler

Revised for discussion by Carole Wheeldon

 

ARTICLE

SECTION

TITLE

ACTION

REASON

I

3

Boundaries: 2ND sentence

Remove

State law ORS

ORS 192

OAR 166

III

6

Interest in City Contracts

Remove

ORS 244

III

1

Elected Officers

Rewrite

Include Judge and Recorder

IV

2

Mayor

Modify to enumerate powers as suggested by Cloer memo of 6/15

Complements model charter section on powers of manager

VI

2

Recorder; Powers and Duties

Remove

Covered by municipal code

2.08.020

VII

2&3

Elections; Notice & Special

Remove

ORS 254

VII

5

Elections;Regulation

Write Ordinance

Petitioners proportional to population?

VII

6

Elections; Canvass of Returns

Remove

ORS 254

VII

7

Tie Votes

Remove

ORS 254.575

VIII

5&6

Council; Journal, Proceedings to the public

Remove

ORS192

IX

All

Special powers of the Council

Remove

“Dillon’s Rule”

Where express powers are granted, only those powers and those necessary to carry out the granted power are given.  See City of Corvallis v.Carlile, 10 or 139 (1882)

Broad powers grant overcomes this limitation.

XI

1 & 4

Public Improvements

Remove

ORS 279

XII

All

Taxation

Remove

ORS 294, 310

XIII

4

Appointive Officers

Remove

ORS 244

XIV

All

Chief of Police

Remove

Inherent in city structure.  Sec. 2 possible ordinance

XV

2

Court

Remove

This has never been done.

XV

3

Court

Remove

ORS 138

 

 

 

 

 see note below

XVI

1

Public utilities

Rewrite

Clarification

XVI

2

Torts

Remove

ORS 30

XVI

3

Existing Ordinances, Acts, Proceedings

Remove from line 3 to end

ORS 30

XVI

4

Repeal of previously enacted provisions

Remove

History of amendments are public record pursuant to public records laws ORS 192Unnecessary?

XVII

All

Hospital

Remove

Create ordinance, or leave section 1

XVIII

All

Cemeteries Trust Fund

Remove

Create ordinance

XX

All

Airport

Remove

Create ordinance or leave as with hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Per City Attorney.  Leave this section in.  Unless specified by ordinance or charter the state provides for a 12 person jury, current charter provides a 6 person jury.

 

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