American Energy, Inc. v. City of Sisters, 250 OrApp 243 (2012)

Holding:   City ordinance imposing a local fuel tax was enacted the day it was approved by the city council, not the day is was subsequently approved by the people at a citizen referendum election.

1)   “We (construe statutes) by examining the text of a statute in context, along with any relevant legislative history, to discern the legislative intent.” citing State v. Gaines. at p. 247.

2)   Where there is no statutory definition, Courts give common words their “plain and ordinary” meaning, and consult contemporary dictionaries to divine what is plain and ordinary. citing PGE v. BOLI, at p. 247.

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