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3.122.020 Definitions.

The following words and phrases when used in this Chapter shall have the following meanings, except where the context requires a different meaning:

A. "Advisory Committee" means a committee of persons representative of the owners and tenants of property within an Economic Improvement District and may consist of an existing association of property owners or tenants or both.

B. "Commissioner In Charge" means the commissioner in charge of the lead bureau.

C. "Economic Improvement" means:

1. The planning or management of development or improvement activities.

2. Landscaping, maintenance and provision of security for public areas.

3. The promotion of commercial activity or public events.

4. The conduct of activities in support of business recruitment and development.

5. The provision of improvements in parking systems or parking enforcement.

6. Any other economic improvement activity that specially benefits property. "Economic improvement" does not include any services to be provided on private property.

D. "Preliminary Economic Improvement Plan" means a plan prepared by the property owners or tenants within the proposed District or their designees setting out:

1. A description of economic improvements proposed to be carried out;

2. The number of years, to a maximum of three, in which assessments are proposed to be levied;

3. A preliminary estimate of annual cost of the proposed economic improvements;

4. The proposed boundaries designated by map or perimeter description of an Economic Improvement District within which subject properties would be assessed to finance the cost of the economic improvements;

5. The proposed formula for assessing the cost of the economic improvements against subject properties;

6. A preliminary estimate of the cost of City administration of the proposed Economic Improvement District;

7. A statement whether the assessment will be a voluntary assessment or mandatory assessment, and

a. If voluntary, that the scope and level of improvements could be reduced depending upon the amount of money collected; or,

b. If mandatory, that the assessment will be considered a tax under the Oregon Constitution, Art. XI § 11b and it may be reduced to fit within the property tax limitation thereby affecting the scope and level of services described; and

8. A statement of why the proposed economic improvements are not likely to be satisfactorily and equitably accomplished except through establishment of an Economic Improvement District.

E. "Final Economic Improvement Plan" means a plan setting out:

1. A description of economic improvements to be carried out;

2. The number of years, to a maximum of three, in which assessments will be levied;

3. The annual cost of the proposed economic improvements;

4. The boundaries designated by map or perimeter description of the Economic Improvement District within which subject properties will be assessed to finance the costs of the Economic Improvement District;

5. The formula for assessing the cost of the economic improvements against subject properties;

6. A statement whether the assessment will be a voluntary assessment or mandatory assessment, and

a. If voluntary, that the scope and level of improvements could be reduced depending upon the amount of money collected; or,

b. If mandatory, that the assessment will be considered a tax under the Oregon Constitution, Art. XI § 11b and it may be reduced to fit within the property tax limitation thereby affecting the scope and level of services described; and

7. The cost of City administration of the Economic Improvement District.

F. "Lead bureau" means the City office, bureau or commission determined by the Mayor to have the principal interest in a proposed Economic Improvement District.

G. "Lot" means a lot, block, or parcel or land.

H. "Owner" means the owner of the title to real property or the contract purchaser of record as shown on the last available complete assessment roll in the Office of the County Assessor.

I. "Subject Properties" means the real property within an Economic Improvement District except for Exempt Property.

J. "Exempt Property" means:

1. Residential real property and any portion of a structure used for residential purposes. In the event a structure is used for both residential and non-residential purposes, the land on which the structure is located shall not be Exempt Property. For purposes of this subsection, "residential real property" and "residential purposes" shall not include hotels and hotel uses, as defined in Section 33.12.420 of this Code, and motels and motel uses, as defined in Section 33.12.560 of this Code, but shall include hotel and hotel uses if, for the entire hotel or entire hotel use:

a. The average rent per unit is less than $2 per day, or

b. A majority of the units regularly are occupied by the same tenants for more than 30 consecutive days, or

c. A majority of the units regularly are occupied by occupants who pay for lodging on a monthly basis.

2. Property owned or being purchased by religious organizations including:

a. All houses of public worship; and other additional buildings and property used solely for administration, education, literary, benevolent, charitable, entertainment, and recreational purposes by religious organizations, the lots on which they are situated, and the pews, slips, and furniture therein. However, any part of any house of public worship or other additional buildings or property which is kept or used as a store or shop or for any purpose other than those stated in this Section shall not be exempt property.

b. Parking lots used for parking or any other use as long as that parking or other use is permitted without charge.

c. Land and the buildings thereon held or used solely for cemetery or crematory purposes, including any buildings solely used to store machinery or equipment used exclusively for maintenance of such lands.

K. "Task Force" means a committee whose membership consists of representatives of those City offices, bureaus, and commissions that have a significant interest in a proposed Economic Improvement District and a representative appointed by the Advisory Committee. The City Auditor or a representative designated by the City Auditor shall be a member of each Task Force.

Title 3
Chapter 3.02 Council Organization and Procedure
Chapter 3.04 Subpoena Powers
Chapter 3.05 City Auditor's Audit Services Division
Chapter 3.06 Departments, Bureaus and Divisions Generally
Chapter 3.08 Treasurer
Chapter 3.10 Office of City Attorney
Chapter 3.12 Bureau of Transportation
Chapter 3.13 Bureau of Environmental Services
Chapter 3.15 Office of Management and Finance
Chapter 3.16 City Budget Office
Chapter 3.18 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.20 Bureau of Police
Chapter 3.21 City Auditor's Independent Police Review Division
Chapter 3.22 Portland Fire & Rescue
Chapter 3.24 Portland Water Bureau
Chapter 3.26 Bureau of Parks
Chapter 3.27 Portland Parks and Recreation Board
Chapter 3.28 Bureau of Health
Chapter 3.30 Bureau of Development Services
Chapter 3.32 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.33 Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Chapter 3.34 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.36 Portland Housing Bureau
Chapter 3.38 Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)
Chapter 3.40 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.44 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.46 Bureau of Insect Control
Chapter 3.52 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.53 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.54 Loss Control and Prevention
Chapter 3.57 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.58 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.60 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.62 Boxing Commission
Chapter 3.64 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.66 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.67 Performing Arts Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.68 Formal Japanese Garden Commission
Chapter 3.70 Pittock Mansion Advisory Commission
Chapter 3.71 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.72 Committee on Claims
Chapter 3.74 Oaths of Office
Chapter 3.76 Public Records
Chapter 3.77 Office of the Ombudsman
Chapter 3.78 Acquisition of County Property for Park Purposes
Chapter 3.80 Special Permits
Chapter 3.82 Officer and Employee Bonds
Chapter 3.84 City Owned Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
Chapter 3.86 Golf Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.88 Investment Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.90 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.92 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.94 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.95 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.96 Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Chapter 3.98 Towing Board of Review
Chapter 3.99 Fair Wage Policies
Chapter 3.100 Equal Opportunity
Chapter 3.101 Property Tax Exemption for Low Income Housing Held by Charitable Non-Profit Organizations
Chapter 3.102 Property Tax Exemption for New Construction of Single-Unit Housing in Homebuyer Opportunity Areas
Chapter 3.103 Property Tax Exemption for Multiple-Unit Housing Development
Chapter 3.104 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.105 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.106 Exposition-Recreation Commission
Chapter 3.107 Water Quality Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.110 Bureau of Hydroelectric Power
Chapter 3.111 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.112 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.114 Office for Community Technology
Chapter 3.115 Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission
Chapter 3.116 Waterways Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.120 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.122 Economic Improvement Districts
Chapter 3.123 Portland Utility Review Board
Chapter 3.124 Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Chapter 3.125 Disaster Policy Council
Chapter 3.126 Emergency Management Steering Committee
Chapter 3.127 Bureau of Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement
Chapter 3.128 Office of Equity and Human Rights
Chapter 3.129 Human Rights Commission