Entries by Aubreyana Burton

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 […]

Chief Executive Officer Performance Evaluations: Tips for the Governing Body and CEO

Lori Cooper From our Fall 2022 e-newsletter Evaluating your entity’s chief executive officer’s (CEO) performance is one of the governing body’s most important tasks. While there is not a “one size fits all” evaluation process, there are several key elements which your entity should include in the process. The overall goal for a performance evaluation […]

Updates to Historic Preservation Ordinances Required by State Law

Dan Lawler From our Summer 2021 e-newsletter In 2017, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) amended the administrative rules that govern local historic resource programs and ordinances (OAR 660-023-0200). Afterwards, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) developed a model historic preservation ordinance to provide local governments with an example of local regulations […]