City Logo Welcome to the City of Tigard
Defining Tigard: John Tigard House
-
- -
-
-
City Hall   Business   Community   Police   Library   Help  
2 Oct 2014  
- -
-
Quick Links
-  Home
-
-  Affordable Housing
-
-  Bids & Proposals
-
-  Budget/CIP Docs
-
-  City Council
-
-  Construction in Tigard
-
-  Departments
-
-  Development Code
-
-  Emergency Mgmt/Resources
-
-  Events & Meetings
-
-  Forms
-
-  Job Opportunities
-
-  Media Releases
-
-  New to Tigard?
-
-  Parks in Tigard
-
-  Passports
-
-  Public Records
-
-  Tigard Municipal Code
-
- 
Water Division
-
- 
Zoning
-
 
Online Services
-  Alarm Permits
-
-  City Services @ a Glance
-
-  Code Compliance
-
-  Job Application
-
-  Library Catalog-WCCLS
-
-  Park Shelter Rentals
-
-  Permits and Inspections
-
-  Ticket Payments
-
-  Tigard Mapping Services
-
-  Utility Payments
-
 
-
blank image
Election Results: Measure 34-210

Election Results: Measure 34-210
On March 11, 2014 residents of Tigard cast a vote to answer the question: Shall Tigard adopt a public policy opposing high-capacity transit corridor projects unless voter authorization is obtained?

37 percent of voters cast their ballots and the measure passed with 51%. This requires the city to amend its charter to formally oppose any high-capacity transit construction projects until voter approval has been obtained. Such a vote, on a potential project, would be made on the basis of information such as construction cost and impacts to motor vehicle capacity.

The Response
Tigard city leaders wish to understand and respect the voters' wishes. The charter amendment does not restrict the city's ability to study high capacity transit; in fact, significant planning and analysis will be needed to help city leaders and voters determine whether high capacity transit is right for Tigard and what it would take to make it work. The regional plan is also looking at roadway projects, freeway crossings, and pedestrian/bicycle improvements, so it is important for Tigard to be a part of these discussions.

As such, the city will continue their work with regional partners and community members on the Southwest Corridor Plan to determine the best transportation investments, including potential high-capacity transit, to serve Tigard.

Advisory Vote
The Mayor and Council plan to bring an advisory vote to residents on the November 2014 ballot. This exact nature of the advisory vote has not been determined. However, it will almost certainly seek to clarify whether residents intended for Measure 34-210 to stop all planning for high capacity transit in Tigard.

As noted by Mayor Cook; "In November, I hope to hear from our voters again about whether Tigard should continue planning for high-capacity transit here, or to excuse ourselves from that discussion. I believe that our planning must continue. The passage of ballot measure 34-210 reinforces my view that decision making about the future of Tigard's transportation system has to be made here at home."

Councilor Woodard has reinforced Mayor Cook's sentiment that community members want to, and will be, more engaged in high capacity transit planning, and that we must continue with the planning process that we are currently in. "We need to find better ways to communicate with our citizens, to help them understand the best high-capacity transit options and opportunities and learning what priorities they'll support... Meanwhile, we don't want to lose the momentum from all of the work 'all' have done throughout these last few years."

  • Read Mayor Cook's response
  •  
    Related Links
  • Read the full Ballot Measure
  • Washington County Election Results


  • In the News
  • Local News Stories

  • Southwest Corridor
    Learn more about the Southwest Corridor Plan

    -





    CONTACT US
    City of Tigard, 13125 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223
    Automated Phone Attendant: 503-639-4171
    Additional Contact Information | Map and Directions | Location and Hours of Operation


    Questions, comments, suggestions? Fill out the feedback form.





    blank image