Tigard City Council Activity
Stay informed and follow your City Council. Updates of recent council activity can be found below. Council agendas can be found here. Council minutes, goals, ground rules, ordinances, and other council information can be found on the council webpage.
April 25, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council heard comments from attendees for and against a request by the group Washco Solidarity for Tigard to declare itself a sanctuary city. Mayor Cook read the city’s statement of unity to the audience.
- The council approved a change to the city municipal code to allow the possession, consumption and sale of alcohol in urban renewal area parks, which would offer more options for events and festivals.
- The council adopted bylaws for the Task Force for the Homeless.
- The council adopted a resolution for a supplemental budget amendment for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016-2017.
- The council approved two contracts for work on the Hunziker Infrastructure Project and Tigard Street Heritage Trail.
- The council heard an update on a recent open house held for those living in unincorporated “islands” in Tigard regarding annexation.
April 18, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council held a joint meeting with the Tigard Library Board and discussed Library programs, a 2011 feasibility study and library user statistics.
- The council heard an update from the Leadership Tigard program and its planned activity to organize a one-day, one-stop event to connect area homeless with needed services in the fall.
- The council received an update from Community Development staff on the ongoing “lean code” project for the Tigard Triangle.
April 11, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council hosted a ceremonial swearing-in event for Chief of Police Kathy McAlpine, followed by a reception.
- The council heard comments from representatives of the group Washco Solidarity asking the council to sign its resolution to declare Tigard a sanctuary city.
- The council adopted two contracts, which retain the Jordan Ramis firm for real-estate services and the Bullard Law firm for labor attorney services.
- The council held a public hearing and voted not to change regulations regarding where marijuana services may be located.
April 4, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council approved resolutions that waived systems development charges for the Gary Sinise Non-Profit Foundation, the Good Neighbor Center, the Caring Closet and Mary Woodard Elementary school. The Gary Sinise foundation waiver includes a five-year covenant, requiring fees to be returned if the new home built by the group is sold before that time.
- The council authorized the city manager to sign a grant agreement for the Dirksen Nature Park Interpretive Shelter restroom.
- The council held a public hearing on the decision allowing the Madrona Recovery Center to change the use of existing facilities from "office" to "medical center,” and denied an appeal of the approval.
- The council approved a resolution appointing Erin Kirkwood and Emily Oberdorfer as Tigard Municipal Court judges pro tempore