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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Section 10-102 General Provisions.

The City of Portland shall have the power to construct, condemn, purchase, add to, acquire, maintain, operate and own all or any part of any public utility or any plant or enterprise, for the purpose of serving the City and the people thereof for uses public and private. Such power may be exercised in any lawful manner and shall include the power to purchase, condemn or otherwise acquire any franchise heretofore granted to operate a public utility. [May 3, 1913, new sec. 58; rev. 1914, sec. 151; 1928 pub., sec. 151; 1942 recod., sec. 10-102.]