CA 8516; SC 26299.

613 P.2d 1 (1980)

289 Or. 157

Michael F. JARVILL, Petitioner, v. The CITY OF EUGENE et al., Respondents. Kenneth Lichty, Petitioner, v. THE CITY OF EUGENE ET AL., Respondents. City of Eugene, a Municipal Corporation of the State of Oregon, Respondent, v. GREAT WESTERN SCHISM, Inc., an Oregon Corporation, Petitioner.

Supreme Court of Oregon, In Banc.

Decided May 28, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Larry R. Roloff, Eugene, argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioners.

Leslie M. Swanson, Jr., Eugene, argued the cause for respondents. With him on the briefs were Orval H. Etter and Johnson, Harrang & Mercer, Eugene.

James A. Redden, Atty. Gen., and Ira W. Jones, Sr. Asst. Atty. Gen., Salem, filed an amicus curiae brief for the Dept. of Revenue.

HOWELL, Justice.

These three cases, consolidated for trial and appeal, involve a comprehensive challenge to the validity of a charter amendment and various ordinances enacted by the City of Eugene ("City") to revitalize its downtown core area. Eugene, like many other cities, became concerned that its downtown business area was not economically competitive with outlying shopping areas for various reasons, including the lack...

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