(1) Each boundary commission shall appoint an advisory committee to advise and assist the commission in carrying out the purposes of ORS 199.410 to 199.534. An advisory committee shall consist of nine members who are residents within the jurisdiction of the commission. Except for the public members, to be qualified to serve on a committee a person shall be a member of the governing body of a city, county or district located within the jurisdiction of the commission. The members shall include two city officers, two county officers, two district officers and three public members, one of whom shall serve as chairperson of the advisory committee. A governing body shall not have more than one member on the advisory committee. When only one county is under the jurisdiction of a boundary commission, then the committee shall consist of three city officers, one county officer, three district officers and the two public members. Any member of the committee may designate a representative who is an officer or employee of the memberís city, county or district to appear and act for that member at any meeting of the committee.
(2) The advisory committee shall meet as necessary. The advisory committee shall also meet on the call of the commission.
(3)(a) The committee may review each petition filed with the commission except a petition filed under ORS 199.495. If the committee reviews a petition, it may submit a recommendation on the petition to the boundary commission within 30 days after the petition is filed with the commission.
(b) The committee shall review each administrative rule of the commission prior to its adoption. The committee may propose any changes to the commissionís rules, policies or practices as it deems necessary or desirable.
(4) In addition to its other functions and duties, the advisory committee shall review the annual budget of the boundary commission and any assessments levied under ORS 199.457. The advisory committee shall meet with the commission and may make such recommendations relating to the budget or assessments as it deems necessary or prudent. The budget or an assessment levied under ORS 199.457 shall be effective only when approved by the advisory committee.
(5) A member shall serve for a term of two years. Of the members first appointed, however, four shall serve for terms of one year and five shall serve for terms of two years. The respective terms of the members shall be determined by lot at the first meeting of the advisory committee. [1969 c.494 §9a; 1971 c.462 §5; 1981 c.265 §6; 1983 c.336 §3; 1989 c.92 §13]Section: Previous 199.425 199.427 199.430 199.432 199.435 199.440 199.445 199.450 199.452 199.455 199.457 199.458 199.458 199.459 199.459 Next
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