Your Beaverton Update for March 3, 2022

Here is what happened with the city this week, and what to look for in the week to come.  

City Council:  

Notice: The City Council meeting schedule has changed. Regular council meetings are 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 has also moved 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. 

Mayor Lacey Beaty proclaimed March 2022 Women’s History Month and Mar. 8, 2022 International Women’s Day. The Mayor and City Council also jointly proclaimed Beaverton’s support for Ukraine in response to unwarranted attacks on the nation.

A work session occurred to review shelter code alternatives for where and how different shelters are allowed in Beaverton, including emergency, severe weather, and permanent shelters for people experiencing homelessness.

The City Council also reviewed objectives for a Facilities Master Plan to assess current and future uses of city-owned buildings. The plan will provide near- and long-term recommendations.

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.  

The Council strategic goals and priorities workplan was formally adopted on March 1. Strategic goals include:  

  • A Welcoming Community  
  • Good Government  
  • Safety  
  • Housing  
  • Economic Prosperity  
  • Quality Infrastructure  
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Community Wellness and Fun   

View a recording of the entire meeting and agendas for future meetings at:

Upcoming meetings: 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. 

Election filing has begun for residents interested in running for Beaverton City Council. The handbook is now available. The filing deadline is March 8.  

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.  

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. 

Upcoming Events:  

Hear from Mayor Beaty at her State of the City Address later this month on March 29 at noon. 

Come work with us!

Apply to a current job opening: 

Building Inspector 

Electrical Inspector  

Public Works Technician – Landscape  

Seasonal Laborer – Public Works 

Senior Planner 

Talent Acquisition Specialist  

Utility Engineer

Find out about all of these programs and more: