|Meet and Greet Opportunities
- Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
State of the City Event
Broadway Rose Theater (12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard)
|What's On Your Mind?|
|Meet and Greet Opportunities
|What's On Your Mind?|
Mayor Jason Snider (Updated 11/27/19)
Thanksgiving is in November. What are three things that you are thankful for? – health, family, and community
What’s the most interesting or unique idea for Tigard that you’ve heard since being in office? – building a second deck for Highway 99W underground, all the way through Tigard
What’s your advice for someone who is hesitant to participate in the 2020 Census? – Counting everyone is critical to adequate representation in the federal government and making sure our community receives its share of resource from the federal government. It is important for everyone to know that individual census information is absolutely confidential and this was even maintained right after the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Outside of Tigard, what are favorite spots to visit in Oregon? – the City of Seaside, camping on Mt. Hood and various Linn County Parks, and Lake Billy ChinookWhat are the key issues/projects that Council will be discussing in October? – Reviewing and acting on the city-wide performance audit results, further refining the scope of the public safety levy, and SW Corridor light rail
(Complete this sentence) The highlight of my summer was… -- spending so much time with my family.
Describe each of the 2019 Family Fest activities using less than 5 words per activity.
What is the biggest issue facing the City Council in September? – Scoping the safety levy.
What songs are currently on your playlist? – Too many to list – I currently have 60 songs on my favorite playlist.
Council President John Goodhouse (Updated 11/27/19)
Councilor Tom Anderson
Councilor Heidi Lueb (Updated 11/27/19)
Councilor Liz Newton (Updated 11/27/19)
What’s the biggest decision facing the Council in December? Discussions on the proposed public safety levy.
Looking back on 2019, what Council accomplishment are you most proud of?
Our community outreach and engagement activities! Talked with lots of people and learned a lot about what matters to them.
What is your favorite holiday movie or song?
Movie - White Christmas.
Song - Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy” (from A Charlie Brown Christmas.)
What's On Your Mind?
A few years ago, a group called Environment Oregon stated their intention to submit petitions to ban plastic bags in Tigard and other southwest suburban cities, but nothing was received. When the Oregon State Legislature addressed this topic in previous years, it was defeated for financial and practical reasons. However, the current legislative session contains a bill that considers a statewide ban of single-use bags, which would include Tigard retailers. We’ve been watching how that proceeds.
Discussing a potential ban would require a majority of council making a request to add the subject to a future agenda for discussion. That discussion would require city staff to investigate and gather detailed information about developing and enforcing a comprehensive policy ban, which we have not asked for at this time.
Many retailers are adapting to these changes in municipal code and in March, Walmart shared news of a major policy shift. They’re working to eliminate the non-recyclable packaging material PVC in general merchandise packaging by 2020. They launched an initiative to achieve 100 percent recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable packaging for its private brand packaging by 2025 and by 2022 will have all of the food and consumable private brand packaging carry the How2Recycle® label.
I’m encouraged by the city’s efforts to promote recycling and our resident’s choices to protect the environment of Tigard. We’ve seen the power of education and public awareness and how both impact the marketplace. More and more residents are moving away from plastics, a change supported by retailers like Fred Meyer, New Seasons and others.
Tigard City Council, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223
Contact Joanne Bengtson in the Mayor's Office at 503-718-2476
What's on Your Mind?
You Asked...We're Answering
Citizens are concerned about the lack of facilities for the homeless in Tigard. "I think the city should build a small place; open 7 days a week where the homeless can take a shower and wash their clothes for free."
I appreciate the time you put into sharing your thoughts and suggestions for Council to consider in the future. Implementation would require funding, staffing and management beyond our current resources. I’m glad you mentioned the Just Compassion facility on Hall Blvd. It’s a valuable community resource I encourage more people to use. The city helped make the Day Center a reality through in-kind services, donations and fee waivers.
Since the City of Tigard does not operate a housing agency like some larger cities within the region, we do not directly develop or operate facilities dedicated to shower and laundry services. We rely on non-profit and for-profit developers to bring projects forward.
Reducing or eliminating homelessness is a goal for every community but it’s also an issue with many, many layers that will not be solved quickly, easily or alone. The city teams up with Washington County, faith-based organizations and regional service providers to contribute to solutions, while delivering our core city services of Police, Library, Parks, Water, Streets and Community Development. There is constant demand for new, better or expanded services that simply will not happen without a committed funding source attached to the request.
I applaud the achievements of Central City Concern (CCC) across the region. When you see the number of resources they apply to homelessness, you begin to see why one city can’t fix this alone. CCC employs more than 800 staff and serves 13,000 individuals annually with a $60 million operating budget. Tigard employs 290 staff and serves 55,000 individuals annually with a $75 million operating budget.
Tigard remains committed to collaboration as a way to address homelessness and recent accomplishments include:
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I appreciate everyone's willingness to offer solutions and hope you’ll stay involved with the community as we do everything we can to meet the needs of under-served residents.
Does the city have a graffiti removal program or crew that patrols for it regularly?
Tigard doesn’t have a staffed graffiti abatement program, but we do have Municipal Code that addresses graffiti (TMC Chapter 6.01 General Provisions And Penalties and 1.16 Civil Infractions). If you see graffiti, please contact the non-emergency police dispatch at 503-629-0111 to report the vandalism.