Your Beaverton Update for March 17, 2022

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

City Council:   

April 2022 was proclaimed Arbor Month in Beaverton! This highlight’s the city’s commitment to maintaining nearly 40,000 trees to enhance community beauty and 28 years of being recognized as a Tree City USA.  

https://bvtn.info/3Ijfuse

A Legislative Session recap was provided to give an overview of key outcomes. Topics like climate action, diversity, government efficiency, housing and cybersecurity were a few of the items mentioned as part of Beaverton’s Legislative session priorities and future plans. 

https://bvtn.info/3KWhubB

Opportunities for funding to support transportation improvements and path connections along Allen Blvd and 92nd Ave were shared. The Council discussed several options regarding timelines and cost projections, including a preference to proceed with improvements this year.  

Presentation: https://bvtn.info/37rX8Iz 

Discussion: https://bvtn.info/3u8u9Bc 

The Housing Options Project and draft code updates were also reviewed. Changes like housing types, tree and parking requirements, minimum lot sizes, heights, size limits, and setbacks were noted. The discussion is the first in a series of two work sessions on the topic intended to create more flexibility and housing creativity in city neighborhoods.  

Presentation: https://bvtn.info/3CPYmZL 

Discussion: https://bvtn.info/3tj8ZRV  

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. 

View a recording of the entire meeting and agendas for future meetings at: www.BeavertonOregon.gov/268/Agendas-Minutes.  

Upcoming meetings: Apr. 5, Apr. 19 

Opportunities to get involved:  

What do you want Beaverton to look like in ten years? The Community Vision is an opportunity for residents to help guide city functions. Learn more and take the Vision survey.  

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

Share your thoughts on the three alternatives for the Cooper Mountain Community Plan by registering now for a virtual event on Thursday, March 31. This virtual event is an opportunity to share questions and ideas with the project team, and to discuss the plan alternatives with your fellow community members. 

www.beavertonoregon.gov/2296/Cooper-Mountain-Community-Plan  

Upcoming Events:   

Hear from Mayor Lacey Beaty at her State of the City Address later this 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 

Electrical Inspector – full time or part time 

Facilities Maintenance Technician 

Seasonal Laborer – Public Works  

Senior Planner 

Street Equipment Operator 

Summer Reading Program Intern 

Summer Reading Reference Assistant 

Utility Engineer 

Water General Manager