(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that:
(a) The ports in Oregon provide effective local assistance to state transportation development efforts.
(b) The ports in this state develop and market facilities and services to support important existing industries in this state, such as aviation, maritime commerce, international trade, tourism, recreation and transportation.
(c) Port facilities, including roads, railroads, airports, harbors and navigation channels, are an integral element of the transportation infrastructure of this state.
(2) Therefore, the Legislative Assembly declares that it is the policy of this state to include Oregonís ports in planning and implementing transportation programs. To that end, the Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Aviation may work to:
(a) Coordinate with the Economic and Community Development Department to facilitate port planning and development;
(b) Promote local cooperation in statewide planning and development of the ports;
(c) Promote long-term economic self-sufficiency of the ports;
(d) Encourage cost-effective investments with prudent financial consideration of port development projects; and
(e) Facilitate the efforts of the ports to expand and respond to greater domestic and international market opportunities. [1993 c.474 §3; 1999 c.935 §18; 2007 c.804 §83]Section: Previous 184.619 184.620 184.622 184.625 184.628 184.630 184.631 184.632 184.633 184.634 184.635 184.636 184.637 184.638 184.639 Next
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