Here is what happened with the city this week, and what to look for in the week to come.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Site Development Division Manager
Water General Manager
Find out about all of these programs and more: www.BeavertonOregon.gov.