MEASURE 37 CLAIMS - PROPERTY OWNER WAIVER
Binding City Policy
The Council Finds:
1. In November 2004, Oregon voters enacted Measure 37.
2. Measure 37 authorizes persons who owned property before the date of
enactment of a land use regulation to make a claim for compensation for the
enactment or enforcement of that regulation if the regulation restricts the use
of the property and has the effect of reducing fair market value of the
3. Whenever properties are annexed to the City they become subject to the
City’s Charter, Code and other regulations.
4. Upon annexation, property may increase in value due to new or improved
urban services, higher density zoning or other factors. Nevertheless, City
regulations may restrict the use of newly annexed property, which could lead to
Measure 37 claims.
5. When a property owner chooses to file a petition to annex to the City, the
property owner is also choosing to be bound by the regulations that have been
adopted by the City.
6. A property owner should not be able to gain an increase in the fair market
value of the property by annexation to the City while still making a claim under
any statutory or constitutional regulatory compensation or waiver provisions,
including but not limited to Measure 37, based on City regulations that were
adopted on or before the date of annexation.
7. However, a property owner who seeks annexation to the City should not be
required to waive the right to file a claim under statutory or constitutional
regulatory compensation or waiver provisions, including but not limited to
Measure 37, based on new or amended City regulations that are adopted after the
date of annexation.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
a. The City will not accept, consider or approve any property owner initiated
petition for annexation to the City unless all persons or entities with an
ownership interest in the property sign a written waiver of any Measure 37 claim
based on City regulations that were adopted on or before the date of
b. The signed waiver shall be recorded in the county property records and
shall run with the land.
c. The signed waiver shall be in a form acceptable to the City Attorney and
shall be in substantial conformance with the waiver attached as "Exhibit A
d. The Office of The City Attorney shall maintain copies of recorded
e. This is a binding City Policy.
Ordinance No. 179314 passed and effective June 8, 2005.