(1)(a) ORS 307.651 to 307.687 apply to single-unit housing located within the jurisdiction of a governing body that adopts, by resolution or ordinance, ORS 307.651 to 307.687. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the exemption provided by ORS 307.651 to 307.687 applies only to the tax levy of a governing body that adopts ORS 307.651 to 307.687.
(b) Each governing body that adopts, by resolution or ordinance, ORS 307.651 to 307.687 shall adopt rules specifying the process for determining the boundaries of a distressed area and for distressed area boundary changes. The cumulative land area within the boundaries of distressed areas within a city, determined for purposes of ORS 307.651 to 307.687, may not exceed 20 percent of the total land area of the city.
(2) The tax exemption provided under ORS 307.651 to 307.687 applies to the tax levy of all taxing units when upon request of the city that has adopted ORS 307.651 to 307.687, the rates of taxation of taxing units whose governing bodies agree by resolution to the policy of providing tax exemptions for single-unit housing as described in ORS 307.651 to 307.687, when combined with the rate of taxation of the city, equal 51 percent or more of the total combined rate of taxation levied on the property which is tax exempt under ORS 307.651 to 307.687.
(3) The city shall designate one or more distressed areas, located within the territorial boundaries of the city, within which the city proposes to allow exemptions under ORS 307.651 to 307.687.
(4) The city shall adopt standards and guidelines to be utilized in considering applications and making the determinations required under ORS 307.651 to 307.687, including but not limited to:
(a) Standards and guidelines for designating a distressed area, including but not limited to the probability of revitalization in the area without the assistance of the property tax exemption provided under ORS 307.651 to 307.687.
(b) Design elements for construction of the single-unit housing proposed to be exempt.
(c) Extensions of public benefits from the construction of the single-unit housing beyond the period of exemption. [Formerly 458.015]Section: Previous 307.631 307.634 307.637 307.640 307.650 307.651 307.654 307.657 307.660 307.661 307.664 307.667 307.670 307.671 307.674 Next
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