Jan. 2, 2018 City Council meeting:
- The City Council adopted amendments to the Tigard Municipal Code concerning parking and abandoned cars during a legislative hearing. The amendments will create a four-hour time limit and create a parking permit option (for a $35/month fee) for some parking areas in downtown Tigard. The amendments includes updates to the Master Fees and Charges Schedule for parking violations and the new parking permit. The changes also clarify definitions of abandoned vehicles.
- The council reappointed three members to the Transportation Advisory Committee and reappointed two non-voting alternate members.
- The council approved a resolution waiving temporary sign permits fees for a youth baseball league serving Tigard and other area communities.
Jan. 9 City Council meeting:
- The council received a staff update on the proposed Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership operations plan. Changes were recommended to bring back to the council on Jan. 23.
- The council received an update from staff on the partnership’s property that the city will need to purchase, increasing its holdings to 18/38ths of the properties and assets within the partnership.
- The council approved the purchase of Public Works truck chassis.
- The council discussed its state and legislative priorities.
- The council and the Town Center Development Agency, in two separate actions, approved intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) outlining administration and development services and loan terms. The IGAs formalize the services and terms that been in place for years and reference the expanded downtown and Tigard Triangle urban renewal areas.
- The council received updates from the Tigard High School student envoy, the Tigard Chamber of Commerce CEO and the Tigard police chief.
Jan. 16 City Council meeting:
- The council received an update on the second quarter budget committee meetings. The presentation focused on the impacts of growth, declining service levels, a possible local option levy and budget planning.
- The council received an update from the city engineer on the stormwater master plan and stakeholder involvement in that planning effort.
- The council reviewed its council goals for 2018.
Jan. 23 City Council meeting:
- Acting as the Local Contract Review Board, the City Council approved a contract for an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) evaluation and transition plan for city buildings, parks and rights-of-way.
- The council adopted the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership Plan operations manual.
- The council finalized its federal and state legislative agenda. Three council members are visiting Washington, DC, to attend the National League of Cities Conference in March and will meet with lawmakers, promoting the agenda.
- The council held a public hearing on the fiscal year 2018 second quarter budget supplemental and approved a resolution adopting it.
- The council received an update on reimbursing a water customer who had been overcharged because of an incorrect meter. Staff are working on providing an updated settlement amount.
Feb. 6 City Council meeting:
- The City Council and city staff held a discussion of a possible local option levy for the May 2018 election. By majority consensus, the council asked city staff to prepare a ballot title and local option levy package, pegged at $1.18 for $1,000 in assessed property tax value, for the Feb. 13 meeting.
- The council unanimously approved a contract for construction work for the SW Wall Street Improvement Project, which is part of the Hunziker infrastructure project that will provide infrastructure and private sector investment on undeveloped lands off SW Hunziker Street.
- The council unanimously approved a contract for the purchase of a new utility trailer/mower to replace equipment that was purchased in the 1980s.
- The council unanimously approved the appointment of two new members to the Committee for Community Engagement, through February 2022.
- The council, acting as the Town Center Development Agency, unanimously approved a minor amendment to the city center urban renewal plan.
- The council unanimously approved a resolution for local administration of the vertical housing development zone.
Feb. 13 City Council meeting:
- The council approved a resolution to put a local option levy on the May 15 ballot.
- The council approved an ordinance adopting the Willamette Intake Facilities intergovernmental agreement (IGA). Tigard joins Sherwood, Wilsonville, the Tualatin Valley Water District, Hillsboro and Beaverton to create the Willamette Intake Facilities Commission.
- The council authorized the city manager to approve a utility billing statement claim to reimburse a customer, subject to that customer’s acceptance of the reimbursement.
- The council heard comments from the Tigard High School envoy on school events, from the Tigard Chamber of Commerce CEO on upcoming chamber activities and from the Tigard police chief on crime statistics during the previous year.
Feb. 20 City Council meeting:
- The council approved an alternative ballot title to put an operating/capital levy on the May 15 ballot.
- The council reviewed a downtown universal plaza concept for property located on Burnham Street. The plaza would be used year-round, for activities like the Tigard Farmer’s Market and concerts, and feature a possible splash pad.
- The council received a presentation on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and results from the external financial audit, which found the city was in compliance with accepted auditing procedures.
Feb. 27 City Council meeting:
- The council approved adoption of the city’s first Stormwater Master Plan.
- The council received an update on the status of projects on the Capital Improvement Program from the city engineer.
- The council approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to accept a grant award to fund the Safe Routes to School program.
- The council approved a resolution amending the procedure for appointing members to citizen advisory committees (CACs).
- The council held a public hearing on removing specific requirements on keeping livestock and poultry in the city. Staff will return for later council review for a new chapter on urban agriculture in the Tigard Municipal Code.
- The council repealed the Tigard Municipal Code chapter for medical marijuana facilities, which were rendered inapplicable because of state marijuana law changes.
- The council approved a franchise agreement to Verizon for fiber transmission lines.
Jan. 3, 2017 council meeting
- Swore in newly elected Councilor Tom Anderson and returning Councilor Jason Snider to four-year terms.
- Elected Councilor Snider as council president for a two-year term.
- Adopted new ground rules for 2017.
Jan. 10, 2017 council meeting
- Heard citizen requests to acquire property for city parkland.
- Approved a resolution for the fiscal year 2017 supplemental budget.
- Deferred a legislative public hearing until Feb. 28 on amending the municipal code to permit franchise agreements with special districts and county service districts.
- Approved a contract to retain the law firm Jordan Ramis for citywide attorney services.
Jan. 17, 2017 council meeting and workshop
- Discussed the proposed intergovernmental agreement on the future governance between the cities of Tigard and Lake Oswego of the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership.
Jan. 23, 2017 special council meeting
- Held a workshop and adopted council goals for the next two years.
Jan. 24, 2017 council meeting
Jan. 31, 2017 special council meeting
- Considered a request to name the plaza area of the Tigard Street Heritage Trail in downtown Tigard.
- Held a public hearing and approved a zoning change to a property site by SW Spruce Avenue and SW 72nd Avenue from C-P (professional commercial) to R-12 (medium density residential) and approved a planned development concept plan, with amendments.
- Reviewed Ballot Measure Title for City Center Urban Renewal Plan Substantial Amendment
- Reviewed Ballot Measure Title for Tigard Triangle Urban Renewal Plan
Feb. 7, 2017 council meeting
- Held a joint meeting with the City Center Advisory Committee to highlight a new interactive map published by the city to show the accomplishments of urban renewal downtown.
- Referred a ballot measure to voters for the May ballot for the Tigard Triangle Urban Renewal Plan.
- Referred an amendment to the City Center Urban Renewal Plan to voters for the May ballot.
- Held a quasi-judicial hearing denying an appeal concerning road connectivity for the planned the Triangle Medical Office Building at SW 72nd Avenue and Dartmouth.
- Authorized the city manager to sign an agreement leading to $1.6 million in developer contributions to the Hunziker Core Infrastructure Project.
- Approved the city's grant agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation for the Tigard Street Heritage Trail, with the state paying $700,000 of $1.3 million in projected project costs.
- Adopted amendments to the municipal code to permit franchise agreements with special districts and county service districts.
Feb. 14, 2017 council meeting
- Received an update from Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen on statewide transportation funding and equitable housing efforts related to light rail planning.
- Approved a resolution starting street vacation proceedings on SW Friendly Lane in River Terrace, to be followed by a public hearing on March 7.
- Approved a resolution starting right of way proceedings for a portion of 76th Avenue, to be followed by a public hearing on March 7.
- Approved three contracts: for a transportation study for the Tigard Triangle, for engineering and related services contracts, for Dirksen Nature Park boardwalk design.
- Approved a resolution adopting Tigard’s participation in the Washington County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.
- Approved a resolution enabling a sewer replacement that addresses overflows from Red Rock Creek.
- Held a discussion with a representative from TriMet focusing on the land use approval process for the SW Corridor Light Rail project.
Feb. 21, 2017 council meeting and workshop
Feb. 28, 2017 joint Tigard City Council meeting with the Lake Oswego City Council:
- Received the Municipal Court’s annual report from Judge Michael O’Brien on the court programs and caseload.
- Held a second quarter Budget Committee meeting with committee members and Finance Director Toby LaFrance.
- Received a report from consultants DHM on survey results and public outreach for potential ballot measures.
- Heard a presentation from Moss Adams, the city's external audit firm, on audit procedures performed in the most recent 2016 audit—the city had no compliance findings and was ahead of schedule.
- Received an update from Community Development Director Kenny Asher on proposed “lean code” changes for the Tigard Triangle that would allow development of a walkable neighborhood and reduce some regulations and permit-processing timelines.
- The two councils discussed options for the future governance of the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership.
- The council approved a licensing agreement for GIS software and a resolution supporting immunity for employees and volunteers from liability from recreational use of public land.
- The council heard a summary of Social Service and Community Events grant applications for fiscal year 2017-2018. The grants provide support to social services and events each year valued at .5 percent of the city budget.
March 7, 2017 council meeting:
- The council adopted its six council goals that establish the council’s priorities for the next two years.
- The council approved an ordinance vacating a right-of-way in the River Terrace neighborhood on SW Friendly Lane and an ordinance vacating a right-of-way on SW 76th Avenue in the planned Elderberry Ridge development.
- The council approved an ordinance changing the street name at the Ash-Burnham development to SW Atwell Street, across from the Ash Street Dog Park.
- The council heard citizen comments from the city manager of King City on expanding the Urban Growth Boundary and comments from a representative of the Portland Home Builders and a Tigard resident supporting the request. Another resident encouraged the city to continue supporting its partnership with the Tualatin River Keepers.
- The council agreed to continue discussions with King City concerning its request to expand the urban growth boundary after the council received more information.
March 21, 2017 council workshop:
- The council received an update on the sewer lateral grant program, which would offer financial assistance to residential home owners for repairs to sewer lines in the right-of-way.
- The council was briefed on a study of a possible future civic center and discussed the idea of a leadership panel to evaluate the design and offer recommendations to the council.
- The council was briefed on proposed “lean code” changes for the Tigard Triangle and how new design standards would impact building designs in the area.
- The council received an update on the Capital Improvement Plan projects, which including parks, streets, water, sanitary sewer, and facilities projects.
March 28, 2017 council meeting:
- The council approved proclamations for Arbor Month and National Community Development Week.
- The council approved a resolution exempting five properties supporting low-income housing, owned by Community Partners for Affordable Housing and Hawthorne Village General Partnership, from property taxes.
- The council approved a resolution naming a public place downtown as Rotary Plaza.
- The council opened a public hearing that will continue on April 4, on an appeal of a hearing officer decision for the Madrona Recovery Center.
- The council heard a briefing from the assistant city manager on annexing unincorporated property inside of city limits—one of the council’s newly adopted two-year goals.
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
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 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 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.
May 9, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council heard public comments in support of the Literary Feast Café at the Tigard Public Library and an update from the Friends of Bull Mountain Park about its fundraising.
- The council received an annual Arbor Day report and Tree City USA Award—a designation Tigard has received for 16 years.
- The council directed staff to move ahead with the photo red light program for dangerous intersections and to begin developing a request for proposals and implementation plan.
- The council received an update on downtown parking issues.
May 16, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council received an update on the Parks and Recreation Fee from the Public Works Department.
- The council received an update on the goal for a downtown Tigard plaza and how the plaza can become a place where people want to be.
- The council received a briefing and discussed creating an administrative rule for an after hours and emergency water turn-on service fee.
- The council discussed a proposed development agreement between the city and SD Deacon regarding its property in the Tigard Triangle District Plan.
- The council discussed recommended changes to its existing travel policy and will consider the item again at its June 27 meeting.
June 6, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council approved a city application for a Metro 2040 Planning and Development Grant to fund an urban renewal plan for the Tigard Triangle.
- The council awarded contracts for pavement management preventative maintenance and the pavement management program.
- The council reviewed the fiscal year 2017-2018 master fees and charges schedule update.
- The council approved an amendment to its contract with Clean Water Services (CWS), allowing CWS to share franchise fees impacting sewer funding.
- The council met under executive session to discuss labor negotiations.
- The council heard a briefing on possible changes to the Municipal Code to remove limits for appeals by newly annexed residents.
- The council discussed upcoming issues, including ammunition sales in residential areas and food carts in downtown.
- During citizen communications, a resident asked the council to consider a late fee and after-hours fee for turned-off water and the owners of the Literary Feast Café talked about its lease situation with the city.
- The mayor announced “If I Were Mayor” contest winners.
- The council heard a report from the Tigard Youth Advisory Council on its recent trip by three members to Washington, DC.
June 13, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The Council held a public hearing the Proposed Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget, and it unanimously adopted all budget provisions in five resolutions. The council also unanimously approved the City Center Development Agency Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget.
- The council authorized the mayor to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Metro and the Oregon Department of Transportation for the Fanno Creek Trail Project, which will include four areas of trail improvements.
- The council authorized the mayor to sign an MOU with the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership and the North Clackamas Water Commission allowing for emergency use of a water transmission pipeline.
- The council recognized Tigard High School students Lauren Brown (school student envoy) and student athletes Lizzie Stevens and Brandon Lenzy.
- The council received an update from the Tigard Chamber of Commerce about upcoming downtown events in June.
June 21, 2017 City Council workshop meeting:
- The council discussed a proposed personnel agreement with Lake Oswego that would allow the two cities to share personnel working in water quality and conservation, without any impact on either city’s budget.
- The council received an update from the Water Division that highlighted the city’s one-year anniversary on June 9, switching to its new jointly owned water source from the Clackamas River through the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership. The summary also noted the city’s new water supply recorded improvements in water quality over its former source and that future forecasts did not project water supply issues.
- The council met in executive session to discuss labor negotiations.
June 28, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council adopted the Tigard Police Officer’s Association contract.
- The council approved ordinances to annex 10 “islands,” or unincorporated areas surrounded by properties inside the city limits.
- The council approved a contract for a new pedestrian bridge on the Fanno Creek Trail and an agreement to facilitate redevelopment in the Tigard Triangle.
- The council appointed new Library Board members and approved a new travel council policy.
- The council approved the purchase of new police vehicles.
- Mayor John Cook made proclamations acknowledging the Middle of Millen Drive July 4 Parade and July as Park and Recreation Month.
July 4, 2017 City Council meeting cancelled (July 4 holiday)
July 11, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council held a public hearing on a code amendment to allow motor vehicle sales/rental as a restricted use in the Washington Square Plan District. The council approved the code change, with a provision for screening outdoor vehicle inventory from roadways.
- The council approved a resolution transferring property from Washington County to the city for land dedicated to roads and rights-of-ways on Bull Mt. Road, from Roy Rogers Road to the city limits, and on parts of Roy Rogers Road, Shady Lane and 113th Avenue.
- The council appointed two voting members and two alternates to the Park and Recreation Advisory Board.
- The council received project updates on design options to the Tigard Street Heritage Trail, the Southwest Corridor project and the state transportation bill. Tigard is estimated to receive $12 million in state funding from the transportation bill.
- The council discussed proposed changes to Public Works parks and engineering fees and charges.
July 18, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council received a briefing on transient lodge taxes and how it could be collected in the future.
- The council discussed the city’s approach to panhandling, how the activity was defined and how the police currently handle panhandlers. The issue will be discussed at a later meeting when all five council members are present.
- The council received a briefing on downtown parking and issues related to parking permits, allocation of parking spaces and fees. The council requested staff to bring the item back as a public hearing, following public outreach and conversations with area business owners.
- The council received a briefing on the city’s Safe Routes to School program, which had 6,500 students and families participate in walking and biking to school activities during the 2016-2017 school year.
- The council was briefed on the legislative work program for the city’s planning activities. Staff noted the planners were looking at code updates and a high volume of work.
July 25, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council passed a resolution amending the Master Fees and Charges Schedule for Public Works Parks and Engineering.
- The council awarded a $1.5 million construction contract for the East Tigard Sewer Construction Project.
- The council annexed a 1.13-acre parcel of unincorporated land entirely surrounded by the city on Summit Ridge Street.
- The council approved a resolution initiating street vacation proceedings for a strip of right of way on SW 74th Avenue.
- The council authorized the signing of an updated Emergency Management Cooperative intergovernmental agreement with Washington County.
August 8, 2017 City Council meeting:
August 15, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council held a public hearing on and adopted a transient lodging tax that allows the city to collect taxes on paid overnight stays at hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and short-term rentals, at a rate of 2.5 percent.
- The council held a public hearing on and adopted amendments for the Tigard Triangle “lean code.” A “lean code” is intended to reduce barriers for development, especially on projects that support the area to become an active, urban, multimodal district.
- The council repealed annexation incentives for voluntary annexations, which did not prove effective encouraging property owners outside of the city limits to annex.
- The council approved a contract for the Derry Dell Creek slope stabilization and stormwater repair project.
- The council authorized the city manager to sign intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) on east Tigard sewer improvements and with Lake Oswego to share personnel for the water partnership.
August 22, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council received a briefing on the city’s system development charges (SDC) program and recently adopted amendments to the program regarding development in the River Terrace neighborhood.
- The council approved a right of way vacation on SW 74th Avenue.
- The council approved a contract for the demolition of properties on Main Street and Fanno Creek, as part of a brownfields cleanup effort at the site.
- The council received a briefing from Metro on food waste recycling in Tigard.
- During citizen communications, two residents on Summer Crest Drive shared concerns about the asphalt rubber chip seal applied to their street.
Sept. 5, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council discussed the city’s mobile food carts policy, which considers mobile food carts as permissible on private property, and heard from one business supportive of mobile food cart businesses.
- The council adopted a resolution receiving a report on the Tigard urban lofts project and strategies.
- The council adopted an ordinance changing the name of the City Center Development Agency to Town Center Development Agency, and a resolution renaming the City Center Advisory Commission to Town Center Advisory Commission.
- The council approved a contract for the Pacific Highway Sanitary Sewer Line.
- The council approved the appointment of three new members to the Committee for Community Engagement.
- The council heard citizen comments from a resident who expressed disappointment with a neighborhood paving project.
Sept. 12, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council received an update on a proposed draft agreement with the Willamette Water Supply Project and long-range regional water supply planning.
- The council discussed the city’s social service and community grant process and new sources of potential funding for grants from the transient lodging tax and from the new Marland Henderson grant that is funded by the city’s marijuana tax.
- The council received a state of the district report from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and an update on the agency’s new initiatives.
- The council received a presentation from Washington County Thrives, a coalition that supports affordable housing, career path jobs and early learning opportunities for children.
Sept. 26, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council, in its capacity as the Town Center Development Agency, discussed the potential for financial assistance from the city for an affordable housing development in the Tigard Triangle.
- The council authorized a community development block grant application for improvements at Metzger School Park.
- The council approved a $5,000 maximum funding limit for individual applications for the city’s sanitary sewer lateral grant program.
- The council heard comments from staff and a resident about the chip seal paving applied this summer to Summer Crest and Manzanita roads.
Oct. 3, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council appointed Shelby Rihala as the city’s attorney and authorized the city manager to prepare an employment agreement subject to final council approval. The Council also authorized the city manager to enter into negotiations with the law firm Jordan Ramis to amend the existing attorney services contract and scope of services for on-call legal services.
- The council held an informational public hearing on nonresidential transportation system development charges (TSDCs). The council approved a resolution adopting a nonresidential TSDC.
- The council approved a Town Center Development Agency resolution allowing the agency to write a letter outlining the agency’s financial support of an affordable housing project with a nonprofit housing developer in the Tigard Triangle.
Oct. 17, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council authorized the sale of LED streetlights on Burnham and Main streets to Portland General Electric, which will own and maintain them. The city will pay for some energy and maintenance costs.
- The council approved an employment agreement with Shelby Rihala, who started as Tigard’s in-house attorney on Oct. 23.
- The council moved to continue a public hearing on a state Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) decision on a land use application for a medical building in the Tigard Triangle. LUBA asked the council to revisit two findings by the city justifying the decision.
- The Town Center Development Agency, comprised of the council, met with the Town Center Advisory Commission. The commission presented its urban renewal priorities for 2017-22.
- The council approved a resolution that removed term limits and clarified what constitutes a majority so Budget Committee bylaws match Oregon budget law.
- The council heard a presentation from Tigard High School Envoy and Student Body Vice President Sierra Kruse.
Oct. 24, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council heard a briefing from Metro Council Craig Dirksen, focusing on regional growth and Metro’s 20-year plan to prepare for it.
- The council held a joint meeting with the Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee, which gave a presentation on the committee’s actions, including forming a transit subcommittee and implementing a plan to help achieve Tigard’s walkability goal.
- The council approved a resolution adopting the fiscal year 2018 first quarter budget supplemental, with adjustments to public works, policy and administration and community services.
- The council approved an intergovernmental agreement for the Fanno Creek Remeander project.
- The council continued its quasi-judicial public hearing on a remand of a land use application from Oct. 17. The city’s attorney explained items that needed to be incorporated into findings, to be decided on Nov. 7, including: procedural claims, addressing the scope for the approved criteria, and clarifying the state Land Use Board of Appeal’s holdings that the board had conclusively decided all issues before it.
Nov. 7, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council held a join meeting with the Budget Committee to discuss the budget forecast and proposed budget approach for fiscal 2018-2019 and a possible local option levy. Staff shared forecasts looking out 10 years that predict the funding gap between revenues and expenditures would worsen without new revenue. The decline could lead to service level losses of 30 percent. The council asked staff to prepare a proposed budget assuming a drop in the General Fund, with the hope a possible levy could be passed by voters.
- The council approved revised findings in a public hearing on a remand of a land use application for property at SW Dartmouth Street and SW 72nd Avenue.
- The council unanimously approved the task order award worth $341,000 for the Water Master Plan.
- The council approved a contract award for the Commercial Street Sidewalk Project for $178,000.
- The council heard comments from a Tigard business group call the Coalition of SW Max Railroad Options, which stated its preferred possible light rail routes in Tigard.
Nov. 14, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council held a public hearing on changing the city’s Community Development Code (Title 18), approving changes to streamline the code and remove redundant elements. The council approved two ordinances related to the code update.
- The council received a quarterly update on Capital Improvement Plan projects, including parks, streets, water, sanitary sewer, stormwater and facilities.
- The council received reports from the Tigard High School student envoy and the Tigard Chamber of Commerce.
- The council held a public hearing to consider criteria to evaluate the city manager.
Nov. 21, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council discussed forming a Housing Typologies Citizen Advisory Committee to provide input to staff and the Planning commission on updates to the Community Development Code to allow for accessory dwelling units, live/work housing, cottage clusters and attached single-family housing and duplexes.
- The council approved a Statement of Unity resolution.
- The council held a quasi-judicial public hearing on the Canyon Court Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zone Change and approved the development for a nearly one-acre parcel on SW 98th Avenue, between Greenburg Road and Pihas Street.
Dec. 5, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council held a legislative public hearing on proposed code changes to launch a parking management program in downtown and on changes to the abandoned vehicle ordinance. The hearing will be continued on Jan. 2, 2018.
- The council authorized the mayor to sign an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) with Washington County on the Walnut Street Project, to authorize additional work to complete a deteriorating water line, paving, sewer work, and a flashing crosswalk at Walnut and SW 116th Avenue.
- The council appointed a new Audit Committee member and an alternate member and three Budget Committee members and one alternate member.
- The council approved the creation of a Housing Options Task Force.
- The council tabled until January 2018 its discussion of two IGAs with the Town Center Development Agency, the city’s urban renewal agency.
Dec. 12, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council heard a staff report on the Levy and Bond Advisory Task Force and comments from all attending task force members. The task force recommended to the council that it refer a local option levy to voters in May 2018. The council will continue discussing the item in January 2018.
- The council held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance on the second phase of the Tigard Triangle Lean Code. The changes will rezone most of the land in the Triangle into a new zoning designation, making it easier for property owners to develop their land and making it a more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.
- The council appointed two members to the Planning Commission and one alternate member, and four members to the Town Center Advisory Commission and two alternate members.
- The council received a Police Department update from the police chief.
Dec. 19, 2017 City Council meeting:
- The council held a joint meeting with the Park and Recreation Advisory Board to discuss progress in recreation programming and the board’s concerns over potential impacts related to budget constraints.
- The council held a joint meeting with the Planning Commission on housing issues to discuss ways the city could encourage affordable housing.
- The council received recommendations from the Task Force on the Homeless, a group of staff, residents, and nonprofit leaders.
- The council discussed changes to the social services and community events grant process, which will now require applicants to demonstrate how their program or events aligns with council goals and priorities. The council also discussed the newly created Marland Henderson grant and how revenues from the transient lodging tax can be used for the Social Services and Community Events fund.
- The council discussed a six-year plan for the 2.5 percent lodging tax, which will generate an estimated $625,000 annually. State law requires 70 percent of the tax must be used for tourism and tourism related activities, and the remaining amount can be spent on city services.