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Council Meeting - August 24, 2021
Follow-up to Previous Public Comment - Assistant City Manager Nyland noted there was one comment from a community member at the August 10 Council meeting and discussions have continued, related to the City’s Response to Homelessness agenda item to be heard later. Fun Fact: The Homeless Task Force Recommendations to be discussed tonight are from the 2017 task force, which was not the first task force concerned with homeless issues. Tigard has also had them in 1994 and 2001.
Meeting minutes were approved and September 1 was proclaimed as Back to School Appreciation Day.
RECEIVE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN UPDATE
The City Engineer gave a slide presentation updating Council on the status of Parks, Streets, Water, Sanitary Sewer, Stormwater and other projects. The slide presentation is available in the Council meeting packet.
URBAN PLANNING AREA AGREEMENT WITH WASHINGTON COUNTY
Resolution No. 21-30 was approved, amending the Urban Planning Area Agreement (UPAA) with Washington County to reflect changes to the Urban Growth Boundary, Tigard’s Urban Planning Area, and the need for urban planning of the Urban Reserve lands. All cities in Washington County have an UPAA with the county and it was Tigard’s turn to update theirs to ensure coordinated and consistent comprehensive plans.
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
Council received a report on the outreach they directed staff to do with non-profit and faith-based organizations and businesses to identify current and long-term needs that could be supported with ARPA funding. They heard that nonprofits and organizations need operational support, help with community engagement, housing assistance and childcare, which is a family issue and a business issue. Staff recommended a Round 3 of the Residential Aid Fund of Tigard (RAFT) in the amount of $250,000. They heard that businesses need support with staffing but noted limited requests for grant support in the past 6 months. Staff recommends continuing to monitor business needs as a loan program is explored (similar to past partnership programs with Craft3 and MESO), developing programs to support staffing needs and retention, and continuing utility assistance. Council approved spending $250,000 for RAFT assistance and requested more contact with Tigard businesses in the next few weeks to explore their needs and share information on existing programs available to them. Recommendations for additional business assistance will be brought forward to Council on September 14.
RECEIVE UPDATE ON HOMELESSNESS RESPONSE
Council received a report and slide presentation on how the City’s internal project team has responded to the homelessness issue and their suggestions for action. The presentation is in the packet for this meeting. Two listening sessions with business owners were held last week. Concerns heard were impacts to property, customers and employees. Tigard’s previous Homelessness Task Force made 27 recommendations and these were discussed. Some have been implemented and some have not. Recommendations are to form CHART (Community Homelessness Assessment & Response Team) a city assessment team to check in and evaluate downtown impacts, create a resource handout for businesses and re-constitute the Task Force for the Homeless. Council unanimously approved establishing the CHART with the suggested addition of a community resident, reviewing the 27 previous recommendations to determine if relevant or applicable, and working closely with the city’s assessment team to develop new recommendations and regional solutions, as well as funding solutions in a timely manner.
At a future meeting, Council will discuss an ordinance regarding sleeping on public property and the potential use of ARPA funding. Staff will gather information from businesses about impacts from the homeless population as they at the same time they seek information about potential ARPA needs.
NON-AGENDA ITEM: EXTENSION OF CITY’S DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY DUE TO COVID-19
Council approved Resolution No. 21-32, the ninth extension of the city’s emergency declaration related to COVID-19. This will enable the city to continue the same regulations, procedures and policies in effect currently for COVID-19. The new expiration date is December 31, 2021.
City Manager Rymer recognized three police officers for life-saving actions they took in July. Officers Boungnavath and Northcote prevented a juvenile female from suicide and Officer Thatcher gave CPR and administered treatment to a heroin overdose victim, saving her life. Applications are available from September 1-26 for city boards and committees. This is a new, year round application process to increase awareness and access to openings on boards and committees. There are 18 different seats to fill and at least six incumbents are interested in applying. The Library served 133 community members in their cooling center during the latest heat event. Grant applications have been submitted for more mobile hot spots and laptops to help with our digital divide. He read a letter from a community member regarding excellent customer service at the Library: “ In addition to our library being clean and COVID safe, your team is top-notch - friendly, helpful and respectful to everyone who walks through the doors. I would also like to thank TPL for all they do helping people access computers and information and even a place to stay during these dangerous hot spells. Truly an invaluable service to the people in Tigard. “
Council entered into an executive session called under ORS 192.660 (2)(h) to discuss pending litigation. This was followed by a second executive session called under ORS 192.660 (2) (e) to discuss property negotiations.
Council Meeting - August 10, 2021
PUBLIC COMMENT - Business owner Mike Miller called in to express concerns and frustration from downtown business owners and residents about garbage, tents, behavioral issues and destruction of property caused by people experiencing homelessness. He stressed the urgency of a response.
POLICE CHIEF REPORT - Chief McAlpine reported on July statistics. Out of 238 societal calls related to behavioral health and transient issues, (65% of the monthly workload), 185 were for behavioral health issues and 116 involved known transients. There were 31 priority one and priority two calls for service in the downtown area. Over 300 lower priority calls have yet to be vetted. She said all nine levy-funded officers have been hired. Some are in Academy or Recruit Training and the plan is to be at minimum staffing in September when some officers return from injuries or are trained enough to be on their own. Scheduling officers for de-escalation training continues with six more officers scheduled for September. Tigard is hosting Washington County’s December training.
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS - Mayor Snider proposed allowing the youth councilor to give an advisory vote on items other than land use votes. This change will begin at the August 24 meeting and Aishiki Nag, current youth councilor, will give her advisory vote prior to the rest of council voting. All Council attended the National Night Out neighborhood gatherings on August 3 and enjoyed connecting with community members. Mayor Snider reported that ODOT has determined that a proposed Highway 99W project will not receive further consideration for Enhance Discretionary 2024-2027 STIP (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program) Funding, based on program criteria and the need to balance funds across ODOT Region 1.
BREIFING ON WASHINGTON COUNTY ENCAMPMENT PILOT PROGRAM - Washington County’s Assistant Director of Housing Josh Crites, Director of Health and Human Services Marni Kuyl and Undersheriff John Koch gave a presentation on the Washington County Encampment Pilot Program in which Tigard will be participating. The purpose is to improve communication between departments, cities, special districts and communities around homelessness and encampments. The county will fund the program for the first year with participating cities providing support with enforcement and communications. The program includes accessing encampments and assigning risk numbers, safety, hygiene, enforcement, outreach to connect people with services, and removing/cleaning up camps when necessary. The range of actions depends on an encampment’s risk score. Factors in the score include: crime, nuisance impacts, environmental impacts, conspicuous drug use and size of encampment. This was developed for unincorporated Washington County but there is an opportunity to partner with jurisdictions and provide support over the next 12 months. They have developed a webpage on the Washington County website so people can report camps. Council recommended that the Tigard Homeless Task Force be brought back into service. City and county staff will meet to discuss partnership details and who will take the lead on program elements.
RECEIVE UPDATE ON AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) - The American Rescue Plan Act provides federal funding for response and recovery efforts to address COVID-19 impacts. Tigard will receive $7,449,726. The first tranche for $3,749,863 was received in June 2021 and the remaining funds will be received in June of 2022. Conversations with community partners indicate a need for housing support, access to support and services, food access, youth and mental health. Tigard Community Investment Plan categories are: Connectivity & Access in Underserved Areas, Housing & Economic Security, Community Resiliency Plan, Individual & Family Support and Sustain City Services. Guiding principles and plan developments were discussed and two recommendations were proposed for Council to consider: $25,000 to launch a pod business incubator to provide a low-barrier entry for food and beverage entrepreneurs, and $125,000 for a Community Resiliency Plan that identifies existing efforts, opportunities, vulnerabilities, and goals in addressing climate change. Council approved moving ahead with the two recommendations but stressed also addressing more urgent community needs and asked that staff seek input from non-profits, businesses and the community to find out what would help address more immediate issues such as homelessness. City teammates will return with this input at the August 24 meeting for council consideration.
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARING: CONSIDER ORDINANCE REPEALING TIGARD CODE CHAPTER 9.04 - A public hearing was held and Council adopted Ordinance No. 21-15, repealing Tigard Municipal Code Chapter 9.04. This chapter addressed park reservations and was largely superseded or made redundant by amendments to other code chapters over the years.
CONSIDER RESOLUTION ADOPTING COUNCIL GROUND RULES - Council met in March to discuss goal setting and agreed that a new ground rules document also needed to be developed, along with a team agreement. The team agreement was approved at a previous meeting. Council approved Resolution 21-30, superseding Resolution No. 19-08 and adopting new ground rules.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - City Manager Rymer gave some administrative updates. With the resurgence of COVID, mask wearing inside city facilities is required. The city will make a decision in the next few weeks about when to return to in-person meetings and events scheduled for September. Due to the upcoming hot weather warning, cooling centers will be operating in Washington County. The Tigard Library will serve as a cooling center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Senior Center from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. through Saturday. The Parks and Recreation team met with Metro for a Walk and Talk, featuring Steve Park, the Library Backyard and the new accessible playground at Cook Park. A goal is to leverage our local share funds and get more benefit. The total number of students that took part in the Library’s Summer Reading Program was 2,188! The City’s podcasts are getting popular with 6,000 community members downloading at least one episode.
Council Meeting - July 20, 2021
JOINT MEETING WITH THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR A BRIEFING ON TIGARD MADE PROJECT: Council received an update on Tigard MADE (Maintain, Advance and Diversify Employment), which began in August 2020. This project analyzes updates to land use policies and the city’s Development Code that will improve the capacity and performance of Tigard’s employment lands. It will accommodate the changing development and economic trends and spans commercial, industrial and mixed-use zones. Tigard is land constrained and an Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA) found there is insufficient employment land to meet expected forecasts. Outreach events, surveys and interviews were held to receive input. Staff is recommending converting the nine existing MADE-covered zones into four new zones - C-G: General Commercial, MUE: Mixed Use Employment, I-L: Light Industrial and I-H: Heavy Industrial. Alternatives to respond to this employment land shortage are to do nothing, wait to potentially expand the Urban Growth Boundary, or update the Development Code. Council consensus is to move forward with drafting Community Development Code updates, conduct a second round of community engagement, and return to a future Council meeting with recommendations for consideration.
UPDATE ON TIGARD GOLD (GOVERNMENT ORGANIZING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT): Tigard GOLD is designed as a program to educate and uplift emerging leaders of color in our community. It was developed in partnership with city staff and Unite Oregon, a community-based organization that represents people of color, immigrants, refugees, and people experiencing poverty. Eight graduates from a variety of backgrounds attended, including immigrants, refugees, and U.S. citizens from Iraqi, Mexican, Somali and Turkish heritages. Participants learned about local government and how to become strong community advocates. GOLD graduates Haydar Mohammad and Aadil Mohamed offered testimony to Council at this meeting. The GOLD pilot was successful and staff will continue to explore it as part of a strategic approach to broaden access, create opportunities and eliminate barriers to participation.
UPDATE ON BOARD AND COMMITTEE RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS: Council provided feedback on proposed improvements to the recruitment and selection process that are designed to increase access for community participation, diversity of applicants and provide excellent service. The proposed process was tested with recent Committee for Community Engagement and Library Board recruitments and received a positive response. Proposed changes include aligned termination dates, year-round application process, coordinated website updates, and a language access plan. It also outlines roles and responsibilities of city and council team members.
CONSIDER A RESOLUTION TO EXTEND PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER TERMS: Resolution No. 21-28 was approved, extending the terms to December 31, 2021 for Claudia Ciobanu and Ben Holmes as Voting Members and Darlene Dick and Natalie Newgard as alternate members. This will align Parks and Recreation Board member terms with the new board and committee recruitment and selection process, as discussed in the previous agenda item.
CONSIDER A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING TIGARD ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) STRATEGY TGM GRANT APPLICATION: Resolution No. 21-29 was approved, supporting a 2021 Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Program integrated transportation and land use grant application for up to $150,000 to support creating an Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy for Tigard. This strategy will support local, regional and statewide goals for de-carbonizing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with personal, commercial and business travel to, from and within Tigard. The project will investigate the following: access and equity issues associated with a transition to EVs; market analysis for personal, fleet, shared mobility, transit and ride-hailing services; deployment of charging infrastructure, public outreach, financial implications, requirements and incentives.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT: City Manager Rymer thanked IT Manager Nolop and all teammates involved in the Tyler Technology project. A long overdue website redesign is continuing and will lead to a more user-focused, easily navigable and ADA compliant system. Public Works road slurry seal and ADA ramp work is wrapping up and the rehabilitation work will start.
EXECUTIVE SESSION(S): The Tigard City Council held an executive session called under 192.660 (2) (e), property negotiations.
The Town Center Development Agency Board held an executive session called under 192.660 (2) (e), property negotiations.
Council Meeting - July 13, 2021
UPDATE FROM POLICE CHIEF McALPINE - The Chief and Lieutenant Eskew discussed outreach and department preparation for the Fourth of July response to fireworks complaints. Three officers came in prior to their graveyard shifts and they and one sergeant and one desk officer had a goal of responding to all fireworks calls. There were 68 firework calls which is an increase from last year. Overall though, there was lower fireworks activity compared to previous years and no citations were issued. 45 mortar shells were seized from one party. Reactions from the community were varied and many claimed not to know about the ban. Greater advance notice of bans and strategic placement of reader boards would be helpful.
UPDATE FROM TIGARD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Member and Community Engagement Manager Love said over 50 Tigard Restaurant Month passports were turned in. She thanked Council for visiting and supporting Tigard restaurants. There are six new Chamber members joining in June, which was one of the highest monthly totals since the beginning of the pandemic. They are seeing growth and recovery in the businesses now that things are opening up. The Tigard Farmers Market is open every Sunday and SNAP participants can get up to an additional $15 per week when they use their benefits at the market. The 2021 Tigard Art Walk is underway. An artist reception and Brush Off were held and there are many more activities to come such as the $25 Art Sale, Workshops, Meet the Artists, Pop up Art Market and Kids Chalk Art Contest.
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS - Councilor Newton noted that the CDBG PAB (Community Development Block Grant Policy Advisory Board) let a contract for shower trailers that will be located throughout Washington County for those experiencing houselessness. Washington County will manage this service and she requested a schedule with days and times so that can be publicized. Councilor Goodhouse has been attending the National League of Cities (NLC) Summer Leadership Meetings. Councilor Goodhouse, City Manager Rymer and Senior Management Analyst Hendrix will be presenting on ARPA Fiscal Recovery Funds and Tigard’s Community Investment Plan at an NLC general session. Youth Councilor Nag mentioned that the Tigard Youth Advisory Council is discussing a blanket-making drive and planning a community cleanup. Mayor Snider reported that the Washington County Coordinating Committee is providing feedback to address the issue of Highway 99W not being listed on the Oregon Major Transportation Improvement Project plan for 2024-2027. There is robust support from south Washington County mayors to correct this omission. Mayor Snider asked that staff prepare testimony in support of the I-205 improvement project. He also spoke with Senator Merkley regarding a change in the dollar amount of the ARPA and said the Senator’s staff will look into it.
CONSENT AGENDA - July 2021 was proclaimed as Parks and Recreation Month.
COMMITTEE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT APOINTMENTS - Resolution No. 21-27 was approved, reappointing Dave Hanna, and appointing Shaila Kotadia and Kristi Allen to the Committee for Community Engagement. Central Services Director Robinson and Councilor Newton used the new recruitment process for boards and committees and were pleased with the diversity in age, gender, race and geographic location of the six CCE candidates interviewed.
UPDATE ON PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD - Management Analyst Ramos introduced PSAB Chair John Trinh and Vice Chair Valerie Sasaki. They reviewed topics discussed in May-June as part of Unit 2: The Tigard Officer’s Journey, which included learning about the body worn camera program, police officer hiring and training. Their accomplishments during this time period included support for expansion of the body worn camera program, for which they are still reviewing the policy and recommendations, such as keeping a record that is neutral and untampered with. They learned about hiring practices, including cultural competency and situational awareness. They learned that there is a lot of police training about crisis intervention and de-escalation. They heard from Washington County on efforts to provide a mental health crisis response team. The PSAB appreciated Council's approval of a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment towards the Asian American Pacific Islander community as related to COVID-19. Coming up for the PSAB is Unit 3: The Community Experience, which will cover officer appearance, traffic stops, use of force and police-public interactions.
QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING: CONSIDER A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT, CPA 2020-00003 TO REMOVE 5.45 ACRES OF LOCALLY SIGNIFICANT WETLANDS FROM THE “TIGARD WETLAND AND STREAM CORRIDOR MAP” INVENTORY - ODOT is proposing to add auxiliary lanes on OR217 north and southbound between Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and 99W to address regional safety and mobility needs and improve specific bottleneck locations. This project will impact .78 acres of Tigard significant wetland and 4.67 acres of Tigard significant wetland buffer covering existing OR217 travel lanes. An Environmental, Social, Economic and Energy (ESEE) analysis was completed to evaluate tradeoffs for mitigation and ODOT will purchase wetland bank credits to replace the functions and values of the lost wetlands, and also do some mitigation at the project site. The Planning Commission unanimously voted in favor and recommended Council adopt the ordinance. Public testimony was received urging all mitigation be done on site, and asking for a hearing continuance but ODOT representatives said there are not enough wetland areas available to accomplish all mitigation within Tigard. ODOT will purchase wetland mitigation bank credits at Bobcat Marsh, located in the same Tualatin River watershed as the project. Based on applicable review criteria in the Community Development Code Chapter 18.510 (Sensitive Lands), Council unanimously adopted Ordinance No. 21-14, approving the Comprehensive Plan Amendment.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - City Manager Rymer thanked staff for planning and preparation for the fireworks ban. He appreciated the Communications Team that jumped into action after the ban was adopted at the Special Council Meeting on July 1. The city is planning to return to in-person services on August 9, and in-person Council meetings in September. The Library has seen increases in circulation from last year and has summer activities in full swing. The Library received 10 new 5-star reviews on Google! The Tigard-Tualatin Bike Rodeo for children is this weekend in Tigard at C. F. Tigard Elementary on Saturday, July 17 and Tualatin Elementary on Sunday, July 18. Register at www.tigard-or.gov/SRTS. The Tigard Active Permits (TAP) program enables viewers to see current and pending building and planning permit locations in Tigard.
Special Meeting - July 1, 2021
A Special Meeting was called to consider an emergency declaration and discuss potential actions to mitigate the potential fire danger due to Fourth of July fireworks.
As of 3:00 p.m. Council had received 152 different communications about the use of fireworks and 94 percent were in favor of a ban. Reasons given were the high fire risk, concern that people would bring them here to use since other jurisdictions already had bans, and the air quality. Those opposed to a ban listed overreaction, it was too late, and that people need freedom to celebrate.
Council voted to approve Resolution No. 21-26 ratifying the emergency declaration Mayor Snider made on June 30, banning all fireworks within the territorial limits of the City of Tigard through July 9, 2021 and increasing the fine for use of fireworks that are illegal under state law to $1,000 per occurrence under Tigard Municipal Code 7.74.090 through September 1, 2021. Staff was directed to consider ways for safe collection of unused fireworks and potential financial reimbursement for vendors.
Council Meeting - June 22, 2021
LIAISON REPORTS - Council Board and Committee Liaison reports were given.
CONSENT AGENDA - Receive and File item: The certified results for the May 18 election were received from Washington County Elections. Measure No. 34-305 – City Center Urban Renewal Plan Amendment passed by a vote of 6,122 yes and 3,246 no.
RESOLUTION THANKING YOUTH CITY COUNCILOR EMILIO CALDERON - Resolution No. 21-22 was approved, recognizing Emilio Calderon for serving as an outstanding Youth Councilor for the 2020-21 school year. He served as a non-voting member of the City Council to represent a youth perspective on policy and items before the City Council.
LIBRARY BOARD APPOINTMENTS - Resolution No. 21-23 was approved, appointing Mary Bogert and Candice Coleman to the Tigard Library Board for a term of four years, Elena Knepprath for a term of three years and Alan Smith as an alternate for a two-year term.
EMERGENCY DECLARATION EXTENSION - Resolution No. 21-24 was approved, extending the city’s COVID-19 emergency declaration for the eighth time since March 17, 2020. The emergency declaration was extended to August 31, 2021 and allows for coordination with outside entities for assistance, including facilitating reimbursement for supply, material and overtime costs as well as authorizing personnel policies around leave and remote work.
TIGARD AID PROGRAM EXTENDED - Resolution No. 21-25 was approved, extending the Tigard AID program which was set to expire June 30, 2021. Funds are available and the resolution allows customers to make more use of the funds. The resolution expands guidelines to include utility customers experiencing negative financial impacts due to the pandemic, not limited to unemployment and underemployment, such as unbudgeted childcare and expenses related to quarantining at home or caring for family members. It extends the program duration and changes the funding structure to be used by customers with the greatest need, combining both residential and business program allocations. The Utility Billing team is promoting the program and encourages and assists those in need to apply for funds.
City Manager Rymer gave some highlights:
- The Parks system received a $78,000 grant to make the Cook Park boat dock more accessible.
- Artwork from Metzger Elementary is on display at the Universal Plaza.
- Police Chief McAlpine reports that all officers are equipped and trained with body-worn cameras. Dashcams will be installed in police cars in July.
- Excellence in public service of city staff members recently was noted: Officer Henderson took lifesaving action on May 24 when responding to a person overdosing on fentanyl. The person was stabilized and is alive due to Officer Henderson taking appropriate steps. And Utility Customer Service Field Representative James Mason was out doing calls when he smelled natural gas. He discovered the source, alerted the homeowners, cleared the house and called the fire department, averting a potential tragedy.
Council Meeting - June 8, 2021
A discussion was held regarding the use of gas-powered leaf blowers, prompted by public complaints about noise and fumes. Council did not consider taking action on private companies or citizens using them and but gave staff direction to evaluate alternatives to city-owned gas-powered equipment, including leaf blowers.
Council gave reports on their board and committee assignments. Councilor Shaw has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Regional Water Providers Consortium. Council President Lueb helped conduct Library Board interviews and was pleased at the number of community members desiring to serve on city boards and committees. She mentioned that Katie Harris is rotating off the Library Board after many years as Board Chair and thanked her for her service. Mayor Snider noted that a police reform packet including a bill that he and Representative Grayber wrote passed the House unanimously, received only 4 no votes from the Senate and is now awaiting Governor Brown’s signature.
Council agreed to sign a letter supporting federal infrastructure investments in the I-205 Bottleneck Project.
Public Comment: There was no public comment received for this meeting.
A Tigard Chamber of Commerce update was given, noting that the May 26 Job Fair with the Tigard-Tualatin School District was successful and very well attended by students and businesses. The Chamber’s annual meeting will be held on June 24 from 8:00 -9:30 a.m. on Zoom. The Tigard Farmers Market is in full swing and they are looking for vendors that sell soap, dairy, breads and specialty foods. Art Walk 2021 is being planned for early July and will be a mixture of safe in-person and online components.
CONSENT AGENDA - A $986,854 contract with Baker Rock Resources was awarded for pavement rehabilitation in this summer’s pavement management program.
NEW YOUTH CITY COUNCILOR SELECTED FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2021-22 - Council welcomed Aishiki Nag, appointed to the Youth City Council position effective July 1, 2021. She replaces Emilio Calderon, who served as Youth City Councilor for the 2020-21 school year.
FY 2021-22 BUDGET ADOPTION - City Manager Rymer noted many months of work by the staff, Council and the Budget Committee were culminating in the consideration of the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget this evening. He said he was pleased that this collaboration developed a budget that supports the vision to become, “An equitable community that is walkable, healthy and accessible for everyone.” It supports the key initiatives to improve systems, implement the Strategic Plan, continue to respond to COVID-19 and build on the city’s anti-racism efforts and support the Public Safety Advisory Board. The following budget process resolutions were approved:
- Resolution No. 21-18 amended the Citywide Master Fees and Charges Schedule.
- Resolution No. 21-19 certified that the city provides services qualifying for state shared revenues.
- Resolution No. 21-20 declared the city’s election to receive state revenue sharing.
- Resolution No. 21-21 adopted the City of Tigard budget.
- Resolution No. TCDA 21-04 adopted the Town Center Development Agency budget.
FINAL BRIEFING ON THE RIVER TERRACE 2.0 CONCEPT PLAN - Council received a final briefing on the concept plan and a majority directed staff to prepare an application to Metro to add areas included in the River Terrace 2.0 Concept Plan to the regional Urban Growth Boundary. The Concept Plan outlines the vision for the area and is the first step in the process for eventual development for two urban reserve areas known as West River Terrace and South River Terrace. West River Terrace is comprised of 303 acres south of Scholls Ferry Road, east of SW Vandermost Road and directly west of the current River Terrace community. South River Terrace is comprised of 205 acres located north of SW Beef Bend Road, bounded by the existing River Terrace community to the north, the recent King City urban growth boundary expansion area (Kingston Terrace) to the south, SW Roy Rogers Road to the west and SW 150th Avenue to the east.
City Manager Rymer had a few updates:
- Thank you to the entire Finance Department team for their work on the budget.
- The Library summer reading program has over 200 youth registered.
- Jesse Raymundo has been hired as the new Deputy City Recorder.
Council Meeting - June 1, 2021
Council approved Resolution No. 21-17, a resolution which supports Tigard’s Asian-American Pacific Islander community and condemns all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to Covid-19.
Council proclaimed June as Pride Month.
PUBLIC COMMENT – Written public comment was received, two in support and one opposed to proposed amendments to the Tigard Municipal Code Title 18, Chapter 18.70. A question was submitted asking whether Fourth of July activities such as fireworks and a parade would be held this year. Mayor Snider noted that the fireworks show was cancelled and requested that staff ask the Fourth of July Fireworks show organizers to weigh in on the response to the citizen.
QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING ON FANNO CREEK TRAIL CONNECTIONS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT: A quasi-judicial public hearing was held to consider approval of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment removing 1.06 acres of locally significant wetlands from the “Tigard Wetland and Stream Corridor Map” inventory. Ordinance No. 21-12 was adopted and will enable construction of approximately 1.39 miles of new and updated path on the Fanno Creek Trail System. The four new or improved trail sections include: a new path from Woodard Park to Grant Street, replacement path from Ash Avenue to Hall Boulevard, a new path from the Tigard Library to Bonita Road and a new path from 85th Avenue to the Ki-a-kuts Bridge over the Tualatin River.
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS TO THE TIGARD MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 18 CHAPTER 18.70 (WASHINGTON SQUARE REGIONAL CENTER PLAN DISTRICT) A public hearing was held to consider Ordinance No. 21-13, amending Tigard Municipal Code Title 18, Chapter 18.70, Washington Square Regional Center Plan District, to modify the location and size of the Subdistrict that allows Motor Vehicle Sales/Rental. Council approved the ordinance with alternative text allowing motor vehicle sales/rental as a primary use in the Subdistrict and added that in additional to complying with all applicable development standards, primary uses that are located east of Highway 217 must contain motor vehicle sales and rental inventory and service areas inside a building, except for the existing motor vehicle sales/rental development located at the NW corner of Highway 217 and Greenburg Road. Primary uses west of Highway 217 must contain all motor vehicle sales and rental inventory and service areas inside a building or behind a building such that they are not visible from Cascade Avenue.
City Manager Rymer gave updates on a few administrative items:
- He thanked the Council for their support for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders and the LGBTQ community, as statements and actions by the City Council are important.
- Community engagement continues. There were 790 responses to a survey about what people want to see in a connection to the Fanno Creek Trail from the library. Option 1 was overwhelmingly approved, which prioritizes nature themed shapes and features.
- The city team has a booth at the Tigard Farmers Market each Sunday with Councilors joining at times.
- Oregon strawberries are available now so come to the Farmers Market on Sunday from 9-1:30.