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Application Deadline December 2nd
Apply to join a County advisory body and weigh in on a range of services or programs! Serving on a Washington County Board or Commission is a great way to participate in decisions that affect County residents and to learn more about how local government works. The County is now soliciting applications. The application deadline is December 2nd or open until filled.
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Budget Committee
Application Deadline November 24th
Now accepting applications to fill two citizen positions on the THPRD Budget Committee. Deadline is November 24th.
Focus Groups to Inform Strategic Plan for Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services
Seeking Public Input
The County is seeking public input as they begin to develop their strategic plan for 2015-2017. Shrinking resources coupled with increased demainds for services makes it crucial to engage the community in the process. The purpose of the focus groups is to determine which issues are most important to older adults, veterans and people with disabilities.
The focus groups are scheduled for:
November 17, 10 am – noon
King City Clubhouse, 15245 SW 116th Avenue
November 25, 1:30-3 pm
Beaverton Library, 12375 SW 5th Street
December 1, 1:30-3 pm
Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street
December 2, 6-8 pm
Aloha American Legion Hall, Post 104, 20325 SW Alexander Street
For those who would like to provide input but are unable to attend a focus group, a survey will be available ONLINE.
Open Houses - Willamette Water Supply Program
The Willamette Water Supply Program is planning to develop an additional source of water from the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville. This project will expand the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant and add pipelines and storage to serve communities in Washington County. Several pipeline route alternatives are being considered. Construction in most areas will not begin for several years.
Upcoming Open Houses on Pipeline Route Alternatives
November 15, 10 am, Al’s Garden Center, 16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood
November 18, 6 pm, TVWD Office, 1850 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton
November 20, 6 pm, Hillsboro Mail Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy.
Online Open House
Available October 14th through November 28th
Upcoming Meetings to Review King City Draft Town Center Plan and Implementation Strategy
The King City Town Center Plan and Implementation Strategy is a city-sponsored planning project to consider how the city’s business district might accommodate a greater range of uses and activities, be more pedestrian- friendly, and provide better transit access.
King City Planning Commission Hearing / November 19
At City Hall, 15300 SW 116th Avenue, to review the Draft Town Center Plan and Implementation Strategy, accept public testimony, and make a formal recommendation to the City Council.
City Council Hearing / December 3
At City Hall, 15300 SW 116th Avenue, to review the Draft Town Center Plan and Implementation Strategy, consider the Planning Commission recommendation, accept public testimony, and make a decision regarding adoption of the King City Town Center Plan and Implementation Strategy.
Countywide Proposed Vehicle Registration Fee
Voters rejected the vehicle registration fee. The fee would have provided dedicated funding for maintaining roads throughout the county.
34-224 Renewal of funding for teachers and programs in the Tigard-Tualatin School District - PASSED
34-225 Renews funding of King City Police services - PASSED
Measure 34-221 Establishes countywide vehicle registration fee for road maintenance - DID NOT PASS
Measure 86 Creates fund for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary education - DID NOT PASS
Measure 87 Permits employment of state judges by the National Guard and state public universities - PASSED
Measure 88 Provides Oregon resident driver card - DID NOT PASS
Measure 89 Guarantees equal rights regardless of sex - PASSED
Measure 90 Establishes an open, top-two primary election system - DID NOT PASS
Measure 91 Legalizes recreational marijuana - PASSED
Measure 92 Requires labels on genetically engineered foods - DID NOT PASS
OR 99W Safety Project
Construction continues on OR 99W from Fischer to Durham Road. Once complete, traffic in the area should see a reduction in crashes and all road users will have a safer environment.
SW Corridor - Refinement Phase and Next Steps
The Draft Staff Recommendation was recently published and open for review by the public. It contains information about the potential High Capacity Transit station areas and multimodal projects currently under consideration in the Refinement Phase.
Good Information to Know
Washington County Severe Weather Shelter/Warming Centers
In times of freezing and inclement weather, severe weather shelters may activate in Washington County. For current Severe Winter Weather Shelter information, check the Current Severe Weather Shelter Activation List or contact 211 Info by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline phone or (503) 222-5555 from a cell phone, or visit 211 Info online.
Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.