Your Beaverton Update for April 21, 2022

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

City Council:

Following an Executive Session discussion, City Council adopted a resolution to purchase property for a year-round shelter serving individuals experiencing homelessness with increased services, including transition to stable housing. Purchase and development of the property will come from approximately $4.5 million in state and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Located at 11390 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, the shelter will be operated by Washington County.

Learn more:  https://bvtn.info/38V78L8

Mayor Beaty proclaimed April 11-17, 2022, as Black Maternal Health Week and called upon our community to raise awareness about the consequences of systemic discrimination on Black women, families and communities before, during and after pregnancy.

Proclamation: https://bvtn.info/3vxJGvb

An update on the city’s first installment of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding was shared—the city will receive a total of $16.9 million to support council goals and priorities like affordable housing, pandemic recovery, business grants, equity, and community wellness just to name a few.

Discussion:  https://bvtn.info/3EC6T3E

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

ARPA webpage:  https://bvtn.info/388wrcu

Council approved the expansion of vertical housing zones in Beaverton including a requirement of affordable housing units in some areas to be eligible for tax-exemption program benefits. Other work session topics included expanded recycling collection services to include materials like plastic bags, batteries, and takeout containers. Discussions on city events and sponsorships, Cooper Mountain Plan alternatives, and development permitting fees occurred. 

Vertical housing zones:  https://bvtn.info/3MgavuE

Expanded recycling collection services:  https://bvtn.info/3Ont55U

City events and sponsorships:  https://bvtn.info/3vygfsT

Cooper Mountain Plan alternatives:  https://bvtn.info/3K1Arsg

Development permitting fees:  https://bvtn.info/3xGeDjo

View a recording of the entire meeting and agendas for future meetings at: https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/797/Agendas-Minutes.

Upcoming meetings: Apr. 26

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. https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/326/Beaverton-Community-Vision

Join us for the Spring 2022 Voters’ Forum. Happening on April 28 at The Reser, this is your opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running for office, as well as a chance to express your concerns and ask questions. https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/697/Voters-Forum

Upcoming Events:

Join us on May 7 at Beaverton City Park for a ribbon cutting ceremony and the grand opening of the newly renovated City Park Fountain. https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/1246/Fountain-Grand-Opening

Don’t miss our series of workshops hosted by the Beaverton City Library, “Who We Are” exploring racial justice and identity. Events continue next month May 3 and May 14. https://www.beavertonlibrary.org/515/Who-We-Are-Exploring-Racial-Justice-Iden

Come work with us!

Apply to a current job opening: https://bvtn.info/3GB43v7

Associate Judge

Entry Level Police Officer

Financial Reporting Manager

Lateral Police Officer

Project Engineer/Utility Engineer

Public Works Director

Public Works Technician – Urban Forestry and Landscape

Seasonal Laborer – Public Works

Senior Planner

Site Development Division Manager

Stormwater Operator

Water General Manager

Find out about all of these programs and more: www.BeavertonOregon.gov.