Your Beaverton Update for September 16, 2021

Here is your update on what has happened with the City of Beaverton this week, and a preview of what to look for in the next week to come.

City Council

In their most recent meeting (Tuesday, September 13) Mayor Beaty introduced a proclamation for:

  • Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 – October 15, 2021

A public hearing on water rate increases occurred. The Council passed a resolution for the rate increase that will go into effect October 1. For the average residential water customer, the increase is approximately $6 per month (less than a penny a gallon) and will support operating costs and the development of necessary capital projects for additional drinking water supply and storage facilities. Outreach to customers about the rate increase will occur in fall.

Community Development was joined by Metro and ODOT to share a presentation on the Westside Multimodal Corridor Study, which is an opportunity to assess congestion, safety and equity along Highway 26.  

THPRD helped share plans for a Downtown Beaverton Parks & Open Space Framework Plan—the Council approved an Intergovernmental Agreement with THPRD for the high-level plan to proceed and look at increasing park space in downtown areas.

Work sessions included development of a community-wide Clean Energy Program and review of Washington County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program.

The Council also discussed the Boards & Commissions recruitment, selection and appointment processes of city volunteers.

Coming up in their next meeting (Tuesday, September 28):

Mayor Beaty and the City Council will meet to discuss city priorities.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/268/Agendas-Minutes

Opportunities to Get Involved

Beaverton Visioning Snapshot Survey

What’s important to you?

Take a brief snapshot survey to help us start planning Beaverton’s future.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/218/Beaverton-Community-Vision

Boards and Commissions Recruitment

During the Month of September, applications are open to join available boards or commissions.

Unsure of which board you might be interested in applying to? Want to talk to someone about their experience as a board member? Visit the open “office hour” via Zoom to ask questions and have a more in-depth conversation about the city’s boards and commissions, the application and appointment process, or anything else related to this involvement opportunity.

  • Wednesday, September 29  |  5 PM – 6 PM

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/252/Boards-Commissions-Advisory-Groups

Upcoming Events

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/699/Voters-Forum

Beaverton Welcoming Week – September 10 – 19

Beaverton Welcoming Week is an annual series of events designed to bring together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/1959/Welcoming-Week

Beaverton City Council Runoff Election – September 21

Ballots are due by Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/257/Elections

Beaverton Restaurant Week – September 23 – October 3

The fifth annual Beaverton Restaurant Week features more than 35 restaurants around downtown Beaverton offering unique and creative menu items for ten days only.

BeavertonRestaurantWeek.com

Updated Employee Mask Policy

Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and the League of Oregon Cities recently collaborated to adopt an enhanced mask policy for public officials and city employees effective Friday, September 17.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2206

Current Job Openings

  • Assistant City Attorney – Land Use
  • Assistant City Attorney – Labor and Employment
  • Associate Planner
  • Facilities Project Manager
  • Permit Technician
  • Police Officer – Entry Level
  • Police Officer – Lateral Level
  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Capital Projects Engineer
  • Senior Planner
  • Senior Police Records Specialist
  • Utility Billing Specialist

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/beaverton

Find out about all of this and more at https://www.BeavertonOregon.gov/