PENINSULA DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO.1
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Peninsula Drainage District No. 1 is a special purpose local government organized under ORS 554. The landowners form the legal constituency and elect a five person Board of Supervisors at the annual meeting in July. In 2003, new state legislation provided thatt Districts could go from three to five member boards of supervisors, if they chose. The PEN 1 Board elected to do so.
The reasons for changing were: 1) the district had grown in diversity and moving to five supervisors allowed more of that diversity to be represented; and 2) enhanced the provisions of the meetings laws since, on a three member board, if two board people talk privately it is in violation of the open public meetings laws. Added to the three member mix were one member from the marine manufacturing arena and the second member as an owner of an oil refining and recycling operation.