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3.122.110 Preparation and Notice of Assessments.

A. Following Council adoption of a resolution establishing an Economic Improvement District based on the final Economic Improvement Plan, the Auditor shall prepare the proposed assessment for each lot in the District that is a subject property and shall file a proposed assessment ordinance, with a list of proposed assessments attached, with the City Council. The amount of assessment shall be based on the cost of the economic improvements and the cost of City administration of the Economic Improvement District.

B. Following preparation of the proposed assessments, the Auditor shall mail to the owner of each lot to be assessed a notice containing the following information:

1. The description of the property being assessed.

2. The name of the District and whether it is a voluntary or mandatory assessment. In the case of a voluntary assessment a statement that the property will be assessed unless the property owner specifically requests in writing not to be assessed.

3. The length of the District and the total cost of the project, the assessment formula, and the amount of the assessment on the property.

4. The assessment will not change unless the Council finds it exceeds the benefit of the improvements, but the total amount and scope of the improvements and level of services could change to correspond to the amount of money collected. Further, the scope of the improvements and level of services could change as a result of the testimony.

5. The time, date and place of the hearing and that the following forms of objection may be filed:

a. A written objection to being assessed in which case no assessment will be placed on the property if it is a voluntary assessment. An owner who fails to submit a written objection before or at the public hearing shall be deemed to have made a specific request for the economic improvement service to be provided during the time specified in the assessment ordinance;

b. An objection to the amount of the assessment on the grounds it is incorrect or exceeds the amount of benefit; and

c. An objection to the formation of the District.

6. A written objection may be filed with the Auditor prior to the hearing or made orally at the hearing. An objection to the assessment must explain the reasons the assessment is incorrect or exceeds the amount of benefit.

7. The assessment is due and payable immediately, and whether it may be paid in installments. The amount of interest if any and the fact there will be billing charges. The unpaid balance will become a lien on the property and failure to pay could result in foreclosure.

8. A voluntary assessment is an incurred charge and is a charge outside the property tax limitation imposed by the Oregon Constitution, Art. XI, ยง11b.

9. Property included in the District and assessed cannot be withdrawn from the District and the assessment will continue through the life of the District.

10. The name and phone number of a City staff person who can answer questions.


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