Entries by Aubreyana Burton

Marijuana Issues for Local Governments

Lauren Sommers From our Fall 2015 e-newsletter On July 1st recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon. Folks 21 and over are allowed to grow up to four plants, and to possess 8 ounces of useable marijuana, 16 ounces of solid marijuana products and 72 ounces of liquid marijuana products per household. Those 21 and over […]

Executive Sessions: A Review

Emily Guimont From our Spring 2022 e-newsletter Oregon Public Meetings Laws and Executive Sessions Oregon public meetings laws are designed to ensure public access to governing bodies by requiring that the “decisions of governing bodies [are] arrived at openly.” ORS 192.620. The general rule is that public meetings must be open to the public to […]

Restrictions on Political Campaigning by Public Employees

Emily Guimont From our Fall 2022 e-newsletter Election season is here! This is a busy, exciting, and complicated time for many of our clients. In this article, we review ORS 260.432’s restrictions on political campaigning by public employees. ORS 260.432 prohibits “public employees” from “promoting or opposing” certain political activities “while on the job during […]