Attorneys Representing City of Damascus Filed a Petition with the Oregon Supreme Court

On Aug 14, 2019, attorneys representing the City of Damascus filed a petition with the Oregon Supreme Court to review (to challenge) the legality and constitutionality of the recent SSB 226, which became law under the Governor’s signature on July 15. It is now known as part of statutory law, Chapter 545, Sec 4. This new law seeks to validate retrospectively the disincorporation vote of 2016, and disregards the Appellate Court decision of May 1, 2019, which nullified the vote.

The petitioners are the City of Damascus, and individuals James B. De Young, Mayor, and Councilors Jeanne Robinson, Mark Fitz, and William Wehr, Council President. This review is authorized by Section 4 of the 2019 Act.


Damascus Mayor James De Young,, 503-658-2886

Coffee with the Council – Friday August 2, 2019 – 1 PM

Help us kick off the Neighborhood watch program for damascus

At this gathering, Mayor De Young will introduce the Neighborhood Watch Program for Damascus. Recent increased incidents of homelessness in our area and the disturbing home invasion that occurred Wednesday morning in one neighborhood, will require our community coming together to discuss and begin implementation of what we can do to remain a safe and livable community.

Please join us for this important kick off event.

We will be meeting in the seating area by the Starbucks booth at the Damascus Safeway. Sure hope you will be there too!