Here is what happened with the city this week, and what to look for in the week to come.
Notice: Starting in March, the City Council meeting schedule will change. Regular council meetings will be scheduled only on the first and third Tuesday of each month, with the fourth Tuesday of each month held for Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency (BURA) meetings. Please note there will be some exceptions in the month of May.
City Council is also moving to a hybrid-location model for meetings. The first meeting of each month will occur in person, with city leaders in Council Chambers. Remote participation will still be an option, including for visitor comments from the public.
This week, Council discussed goals and priorities, and gave direction to inform its 2-year Council priorities workplan.
See the presentation: https://bvtn.info/3pbCy5o
Nearly two dozen specific project areas were mentioned, focusing on citywide initiatives like affordable housing, anti-racism, climate action plan implementation, behavioral health court expansion, capital project prioritization, and a fiscal sustainability plan just to name a few.
Mental health resources, a multicultural center and a Chief Equity Officer position were other key priorities discussed by the Council.
The Council’s goals and priorities, informed by the community and other guiding documents like the city’s Comprehensive Plan, DEI Plan, and Community Vision, will shape the upcoming budget development process in May.
It is anticipated that the Council strategic goals and priorities workplan will be formally adopted on March 1. Strategic goals include:
- A Welcoming Community
- Good Government
- Economic Prosperity
- Quality Infrastructure
- Environmental Sustainability
- Community Wellness and Fun
View a recording of the entire meeting and agendas for future meetings at: www.BeavertonOregon.gov/council.
Upcoming meetings: Mar. 1, Mar. 15
Opportunities to get involved:
Applications are now open for six of Beaverton’s Boards and Commissions. Find a committee that matches your interests and get involved in your community. www.BeavertonOregon.gov/252/Boards-Commissions-Advisory-Groups
Election filing has begun for residents interested in running for Beaverton City Council. The handbook is now available. The filing deadline is March 8. www.BeavertonOregon.gov/257/Elections
Participate in a survey on the Downtown Loop project, which aims to create a strong connection between Old Town and Beaverton Central by reimagining how the streets and sidewalks are used and how they look. Survey closes March 8. www.BeavertonOregon.gov/2416/Beaverton-Downtown-Loop-Project
Share your thoughts on Beaverton’s Housing Options Project. Housing options under consideration include accessory dwelling units, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, cottage clusters and townhouses. Survey available until March 14. www.BeavertonOregon.gov/2197/Housing-Options-Project
Hear from Mayor Beaty at her State of the City Address next month on March 29 at noon. www.BeavertonOregon.gov/246/State-of-the-City
Come work with us!
Apply to a current job opening: https://bvtn.info/3GB43v7
Public Works Technician – Landscape
Seasonal Laborer – Public Works
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Find out about all of these programs and more: www.BeavertonOregon.gov