Oregon Statutes - Chapter 261 - People's Utility Districts - Section 261.460 - Legislative function of board.

(1) The board of directors shall constitute the legislative body of the district, and shall determine all questions of policy.

(2) All legislative acts of the board shall be expressed in written resolutions or ordinances. Every ordinance enacted by the board shall be preceded by an enacting clause substantially as follows: “Be It Enacted by the ______ People’s Utility District” and shall be voted upon by an “aye” and “nay” vote. All ordinances except emergency ordinances shall require affirmative votes of a majority of the board at a regular meeting or an adjourned regular meeting.

(3) All ordinances except emergency ordinances shall be subject to the referendum and shall become effective 30 days after the date of their passage, unless a later date is fixed in the ordinance itself, in which event they shall take effect at the later date.

(4) Emergency ordinances shall contain the statement that an emergency exists and specify with distinctness the facts and reasons constituting the emergency. The unanimous vote of all members of the board present is necessary to pass any emergency ordinance and no such ordinance shall be passed with less than four directors present.

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