Chapter 3.74 Oaths of Office


3.74.010 Persons Required to Take Oath.
 
(Amended by Ordinance No. 180917, effective May 26, 2007.) Each of the following employees shall be required to take an oath of office before entering upon the discharge of his duties, which oath shall be subscribed by the person taking it and shall be filed and preserved in the office of the Auditor;
 
A.  Every officer and member of the Bureau of Police, including private, special, temporary, and substitute policemen;
 
B.  Each officer and member of Portland Fire & Rescue serving on full time and devoting his labor exclusively to the interests of the City; and
 
C.  Each elected or appointed officer or deputy of the City, including members of boards and commissions.

3.74.020 Form of Oath for Mayor, Commissioner, and Auditor.
 
(Amended by Ordinance No. 168343, effective Jan. 7, 1995.)  The form of oath to be taken by the elected officials of the City before entering upon the discharge of their duties shall be substantially as follows:
State of Oregon                        )
County of Multnomah                 ) ss.
City of Portland                         )
I , (name), do solemnly (affirm or swear) I will support the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Oregon; Charter of the City of Portland and its laws; I will faithfully, honestly and ethically perform my duties as (Mayor/Commissioner/Auditor); I have no undisclosed financial interest in any business located in Portland or having contracts with the City; I hold no other office or position of profit; and I am not a member of any partisan political committee (; so help me God).
                                                         _____________________
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ____ day of ______________ ,  20_____.
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Auditor of the City
of Portland, Oregon
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Deputy
 
The oath of the Auditor shall be administered by a person having statutory authority under the laws of Oregon to administer oaths.

3.74.030 Form of Oath for Other Officer or Employee.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 139501 and 168343, effective January 7, 1995.) The form of oath to be taken by appointed City officials shall be substantially as follows:

I, (name), do solemnly affirm I will support the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Oregon, the Charter of the City of Portland and its laws; I will faithfully, honestly and ethically perform my duties as (office) during my continuance therein.

The wording of the oath may vary, as officials are sworn according to the ceremonies of their own religion or in such manner as each deems binding on his or her conscience.

The oath may be administered by the Auditor, deputy auditor, a notary public, or a magistrate of any court of record in the United States, within their respective jurisdictions. Whenever the oath is administered by a person other than the Auditor or deputy, the credentials of the person administering the oath shall appear thereon, and the oath shall be sent immediately to the Auditor, who shall attest to receipt of the oath.