GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000
(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 173369 and 189452, effective May 10, 2019.) In all cases, past, present or future, in which an ordinance provides for the acquisition of park property from Multnomah County and where Multnomah County does not furnish an abstract or title insurance, the Accounting Division is hereby authorized to draw and deliver a check in favor of Multnomah County for the amount to be paid for the deed from the county unless such ordinance indicates specifically a purpose to disregard this Chapter and thereupon the Accounting Division shall submit the matter to the City Attorney.
The City Attorney hereby is authorized to obtain a policy of title insurance covering any particular parcel or parcels of property purchased in the past or in the future from Multnomah County for park and playground purposes. The expense of such title reports shall be chargeable to the public recreational areas fund.
The City Attorney hereby is authorized to initiate and prosecute whatever legal action is necessary in his opinion to clear the title to any property covered by this Chapter and in any case, past, present or future, where he deems it necessary. Any expense incident thereto shall be chargeable to the public recreational areas fund.
Authority is hereby granted to accept and retain any property covered by this Chapter that has cloud on the title when and if the City Attorney renders an opinion that such cloud on title is not be deemed in imminent hazard.