Your Beaverton Update for June 23, 2022

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

City Council 

At Tuesday night’s council meeting, city leaders welcomed new Councilor Edward Kimmi, who was sworn in to serve in Council Position 3. Welcome Councilor Kimmi!  

Council President Marc San Soucie also announced his early resignation, effective August 31, 2022, in order to begin other adventures. Councilor San Soucie’s time on the City Council was coming to an end later this year due to term limits. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors and are thankful for his many years of service!  

Special guests Metro Councilor Gerritt Rosenthal and Metro Councilor Juan Carlos Gonzalez provided a quarterly update on the latest regional activities, including support for people experiencing homelessness, the Metro affordable housing bond, transportation planning, and more.  

City staff shared an update on progress with the development of a year-round shelter in Beaverton. Property on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway has been purchased and features like beds, meals, showers, and supportive housing services were mentioned. Neighbor and business engagement is underway, with design, construction, and operator selection happening during the next 18 months. The shelter will open in winter 2023/spring 2024.  

Public hearings about the Housing Options Project, Beaverton’s Comprehensive Plan, new sewer and stormwater rates, the Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22, and the Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23 occurred, with all related ordinances being adopted.

The Council also approved staff recommendations for allocating Beaverton’s second portion of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, which includes approximately $8.4 million for revenue stabilization, as well as utility assistance, year-round shelter development, ARPA program administration, and future items.  

Work sessions focused on negotiation priorities for the city’s intergovernmental agreement with Clean Water Services, a concept for a multicultural center in Beaverton, and a shelter code draft preferred approach for where and how emergency, severe weather, and year-round shelters could be allowed in the city.  

View a recording of previous meetings and agendas for future meetings at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Council  

Upcoming meetings: July 19 

Opportunities to get involved 

You still have time to share your thoughts on what the city’s future should look like. Take the Vision survey – responses help city officials decide on action items for the next ten years. www.BeavertonOregon.gov/326/Beaverton-Community-Vision 

Upcoming events:  

PRIDE Beaverton returns this year on June 26! Find out more about the parade route and performances: www.pridebeaverton.org 

Keep your Independence Day affordable and firework-free and go to the Fourth of July Celebration and Concert, featuring Britnee Kellogg. The event is organized by the Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District: www.BeavertonOregon.gov/506/Summer-Concert 

Ten Tiny Dances returns in a big way after a two-year hiatus! You can catch a variety of cultural and contemporary performances at Beaverton City Park, next to the new fountain, on July 9 at 10 a.m. www.BeavertonOregon.gov/498/Ten-Tiny-Dances  

And don’t miss out on the cornerstone event of the summer! The first of two Beaverton Night Markets will be on July 23. Created by the city’s Diversity Advisory Broad, the Market offers culturally-relevant evening activities and gathering space with ethnic foods and crafts for families of all backgrounds in Beaverton. www.BeavertonOregon.gov/390/Beaverton-Night-Market  

Come work with us!

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

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Collections Librarian 

Development Division Manager 

Entry Level Police Officer 

Facilities Maintenance Technician 

Finance Director 

Lateral Police Officer 

Parking Operations Project Manager 

Seasonal Laborer – Public Works 

Site Development Division Manager 

Stormwater Operator 

Utility Billing Specialist  

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