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Tigard City Council

Council Recap

Tigard City Council Activity
Here is a brief recap of the most recent Tigard City Council Business meeting.

  • All meeting agendas can be found here.
  • Resolutions, proclamations, ordinances, minutes and meeting packets can be found here.

November 13, 2018 Special City Council meeting:
Tigard City Council approved Resolution 18-47 supporting the preferred alignment for the SW Corridor light rail project.  The vote was 4-1 with Councilor Woodard casting the no vote.  The City of Tigard is the last jurisdictional partner to consider approval of the alignment, which runs from SW Portland through Tigard to Bridgeport Village.  Tualatin, Portland, Beaverton, Washington County and TriMet have already approved the alignment.    

Council also voted  to approve an agreement with TriMet outlining project elements important to Tigard.  The vote was 4-1 with Councilor Woodard voting no.

For more information:
Staff reports and attachments available: City Council Agendas    
Information on the SW Corridor Project:  SW Corridor FAQs


October 30, 2018 Special City Council meeting:
Council met in a Special Meeting with just one topic - Community Development staff gave a briefing on the SW Corridor MAX Light Rail Project’s Compliance with State-Mandated Land Use Criteria in the City of Tigard.  

This was an update on concerns about the Locally Preferred Alternative alignment, recommended by the Steering Committee, not meeting specific land use criteria for the City of Tigard as identified in Tigard’s Comprehensive Plan. These specific criteria relate to economic, urban form, safety and traffic impacts, and also maintaining Downtown Tigard as the city’s primary transit center for rail and bus.

Council’s next meeting on November 13 will be a public hearing and they will consider two things: A draft Memorandum of Understanding with TriMet that could address some of these concerns but is not legally binding, and a resolution that will officially support, oppose, or request Metro remand TriMet’s application. 


October 23, 2018 City Council meeting:

  • Tigard Chamber CEO Debi Mollahan updated council on chamber activities and talked about upcoming chamber events.
  • There was one person who spoke under citizen comment about affordable housing.
  • City Council unanimously approved the following contracts and IGAs.

- Pavement Management Program Engineering and Inspection Services

- Purchase of TV Inspection Van

- IGA with Metro to receive funds related to the Fanno Creek Trail Alignment Study: Bonita to Tualatin River

- IGA with Metro regarding cost share obligations for Main Street Phase 2

- IGA with Metro regarding cost share obligation for the Wall Street / Tech Center Drive Connection

  • Council held a Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing: Gaarde Meadows Comp Plan Amendment and Zone Change and heard from staff and the applicant. There was no public comments received at the Planning Commission hearing on this item or at City Council last night. Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 18-22 – Adopting Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPA 2018-00002 and Zone Change ZON 2018-00003 to Amend the Tigard Comprehensive Plan Designations and Zoning District’s Map from R-12(PD) to R-25 on Tax Lots 2S110AA02100 and 2S0AA02200.

October 16, 2018 City Council meeting:

  • Consent Agenda: Meeting minutes, the council calendar, and a resolution to waive sign permit fees for Just Compassion of East Washington County were approved.
  • A joint meeting between the Town Center Development Agency and the Town Center Advisory Commission was held. The TCAC discussed progress made on their 2018 goals. TCAC recommendations on the SW Corridor Alignments were also discussed.
  • A public hearing was held to amend FEMA floodplain regulations in the Community Development Code to come into compliance with changes made by FEMA.  FEMA required adoption of these changes to the  Code and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps in order for Tigard to be a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Council passed Ordinance No. 18-21 unanimously.
  • A public hearing was held on the FY 2019 First Quarter Budget Supplemental that included items in the Community Development, Finance and Information Services, Police, Central Services and Public Works departments. Carryforwards and additions in the Capital Improvement Plan were also included in the Supplemental. Resolution No. 18-45 was approved.
  • A TCDA (Town Center Development Agency) public hearing was held to consider the FY 2019 First Quarter Budget Supplemental for a carryforward of urban renewal Improvement Opportunity Fund Matching Grants. TCDA resolution 18-05 was approved.
  • Council considered an amendment to the charge of the Audit Committee to include performance audit oversight. Resolution No. 18-46 was approved.
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  • Mail: Tigard City Council, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223   
  • Phone: Contact Joanne Bengtson in the Mayor's Office at 503-718-2476  
  • Council Meeting Questions? Contact City Recorder Carol Krager at 503-718-2419 or Deputy City Recorder Kelly Burgoyne at 503-718-2410 
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