If you’re an Oregon city official and need some expert guidance on how to get legal advice regarding a government matter, call the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) Legal Services office.
Visit their website to read about the services they provide:
“Every day at the League we get calls from city officials who believe they are alone in experiencing confusion over municipal law issues. We’re here to tell you that you’re not alone. Cities throughout Oregon call the League daily on simple and complicated matters. One of our most important functions is to respond quickly to municipal law inquiries fromour cities, which includes questions on open meetings, public records, council procedures and ethics….
Who Can Make an Inquiry?
The League is happy to answer inquiries regarding city matters from any mayor, council member, recorder, other city staff, or city attorney. Due to ethical rules, the League may not establish an attorney-client relationship with any specific city or any individual. Accordingly, staff will answer questions that are related only to the interests of the city.
Staff cannot answer inquiries regarding the personal issues of individual staff members or elected officials….” [Read the LOC Legal Services guides in full.]
Click on the LOC Useful Links tab for additional Oregon city information.
There is also a terrific LOC “City Handbook” that is an education in itself. (You can find the Handbook under the LOC Publications tab.)