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Contact Jeff

3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2305

Jeffrey G. Condit

Partner
Serves as general counsel for community college districts, school districts, and cities. Before joining Miller Nash LLP, Jeff served as city attorney for the city of Lake Oswego (1991-1998) and as Benton County counsel (1986-1991).
Drafted and negotiated legislation creating a new type of special district for flood safety and water quality to manage the Columbia River levee system in north Multnomah County, which passed in the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session. In past sections, worked on legislation modifying drainage district authority, urban growth boundary amendments, land use appeal issues, and higher education governance.
Assisted the cities of Medford and Springfield in successfully obtaining LCDC acknowledgement of amendment of their urban growth boundaries.
Assisted multiple public bodies in drafting and enacting local public contracting rules in compliance with the Public Contracting Code.
Assisted multiple public clients in drafting and passing exemptions to competitive bidding under the Public Contracting Code to allow use of alternative contracting processes, such as construction manager/general contractor and design-build.
Represented public and private clients to defend or bring state and local bid or proposal protests.
Participated in state rulemaking under the Administrative Procedures Act with regard to urban growth review, energy facility citing, LUBA review process, and agency fee structures.
Assisted private clients in drafting, negotiating, and passing development agreements for major projects in Hillsboro and Bend, including related agreements for creation of location improvement districts, provision of water service, system development charge credits and waivers, and transportation improvement timing and development responsibility.
Drafted multiple intergovernmental agreements, including agreements creating new intergovernmental entities. Recent agreements include a Five Party IGA settling the designation of the Stafford area as urban reserve, the creation of a Joint Contracting Authority to serve four jointly managed special districts, the creation of Levee Ready Columbia governance structure among four districts, four cities, a Port district, and one county to work toward accreditation, and certification of the Columbia River levee system.
Assisted the City of Wood Village in redevelopment of its former City Hall site with a private development. Reviewed or drafted development agreement amount public bodies for construction of new jointly or condominium owned office and classroom space.
Drafted construction contracts and revisions to AIA form contracts for public- and private-sector clients, including community colleges, private universities, school districts, and cities.
Assisted Portland Community College in the development and implementation of its 2000, 2008, and 2017 bond program expansions, including land use, construction contracts, property acquisition, and election law issues.
Assisted cities and counties with amendments to their home-rule charters.
Has drafted and revised ballot titles, explanatory statements, and measure information for charter amendments, bond measures, and local option levies. Has represented parties in ballot title challenges to state measures.
Has appeared many times before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals and the Oregon Court of Appeals, primarily on land use matters.
Assisted school district client with formation of a park and recreation district to assume school aquatic facilities.
Has assisted with drafting charter amendments, local ordinances, school district policies, and administrative rules. Such regulations have included utility codes, zoning ordinances, tax ordinances, and public contracting rules.
Advise clients on compliance with the public records and meetings laws, including representation at the district attorney and circuit court levels.
Advised public clients regarding compliance with the Oregon Government Ethics Law, including requesting opinions for the Oregon Ethics Commission and participating in rulemaking.
Negotiated on behalf of private property owners in right-of-way condemnation actions.
Negotiated utility franchises with metro-area cities on behalf of telecommunications and energy utilities.