Reference Library

The LOC offers a wide variety of resources to help municipal officials, both elected and appointed, support their cities effectively and legally.

There are five resource types: Guidebooks, Models, FAQs, White Papers, and Research Reports. Guidebooks are comprehensive explanations on one particular area of municipal law. ​​​​​ Models are sample ordinances or policies for cities to use in developing their own ordinances and policies. FAQs are short, easy-to-read resources that answer questions posed to the LOC by member cities.​​​​​​​ White Papers are the equivalent of a legal memorandum where complicated legal issues are dissected and explained.​​​​​​​ Research Reports are the compilation of  up-to-date data on the needs and resources of Oregon cities.