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City of Tigard

Report Card

The City Council is committed to increasing transparency and accountability to the community. In support of this commitment, the city conducted performance audit reviews of services in the general fund in 2019. The final report provided 69 recommendations for improving city operations. We continue to implement these recommendations. Thirty-four percent of the recommendations have already been implemented.  

Along with the performance audit, City Council sought to “increase trust with the community by regularly publishing a city report card, detailing our progress and challenges, and comparing our work to peer cities.” The first report card was published in 2019 and distributed in Tigard Life and utility bills. 

In the 2020 Report Card, we tell the story of our refreshed strategic vision—an equitable community that is walkable, healthy, and accessible for everyone. 

 

Report Card Topic: Equitable

Stating we are not racists is inadequate; we must be anti-racist. Society has internalized and normalized racism. As a city, we must examine and change policies that give rise to racial injustice and inequity. We are taking this step with the creation of the Public Safety Advisory Board and an Anti-Racism Action Plan. 

The Public Safety Advisory Board began their work in December. The board will begin meeting twice a month in January. 

We will continue to learn about racial equity from our community. On the city’s podcast, Kim Moreland taught us how Oregon’s history has disadvantaged the Black community. Dr. Marvin Lynn and his son Naasei educated us on the realities of being a Black family in Tigard, and Michael Holton, Trail Blazers radio analyst, coached us on the importance of mentoring. 

Additional Initiatives 

  • Launched a podcast in Spanish, En Contacto, that featured regional leaders. 
  • Continued to host the Anti-Racism Book Club. 
  • Partnered with the Tigard-Tualatin School District to determine the appropriate role for school resource officers.  

Tigard Report Card: Accessible

Hearing from you about our services remains a priority and something we want to make easy. Since July, 5,794 community members have connected with us about a range of topics, racial equity and COVID-19 being the most common topics. 

In addition to the monthly Fireside Chat with Mayor Snider and Spark a Conversation with Council, we:

  • Partnered with Unite Oregon on community conversations on renter’s rights and emergency preparedness. The events were in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Somali.
  • Convened seven webinars, including  Los Empresarios for Latinx entrepreneurs. 
  • Hosted the first-ever virtual Chat with the Chief in Spanish. 
  • Increased virtual programming offered by the Tigard Library

Looking ahead, we are beginning a refresh of the city’s website. Our top goal for the project is to make it accessible for everyone in the community. This will entail making sure that we are in compliance with the latest ADA requirements. 

Tigard Report Card: Healthy 

Our community’s mental health is fragile as we navigate the impact of social isolation. Using grant funds, we created initiatives to make your days a little brighter.   

From doctors to teachers to neighbors, the Tigard Thanks! project received more than 200 nominations from you of the superstars who helped make your 2020 brighter. Your craftiness was on display by completing crafts kits to brighten up senior living communities. With the help of a GoPro and creative community members, your holiday lights remained bright for everyone to see during the Holiday Lights Drive Thru. 

Additional Initiatives 

  • Created and published Homeless Resource Cards with the latest information on severe weather shelters and food pantries. 
  • Hosted a Community Roundtable to inform non-profit and faith-based leaders on domestic violence. 

Tigard Report Card: Walkable

You are walking more and using trails more during COVID-19 according to a survey of 600 community members. It’s our mission to make sure the walking continues even after the pandemic ends. To do so, we asked you to share ideas for making walking a more attractive option for getting to parks, downtown, and other destinations.  

You shared the importance of building sidewalks that buffer walkers from traffic, easier and safer ways to cross the street, and increasing sidewalk connections. Your feedback will be a key as we update the 10-year plan for parks and recreation in Tigard 

Additional Initiatives 

  • Continued working to find the best route from Bonita Road to the Tualatin River for what will be the last segment of the Fanno Creek Trail in Tigard.  
  • Began an update to the Transportation System Plan that will be guided by community input and will build off Tigard’s Strategic Plan and Complete Streets policy. 


Overview image for Report Card Dec 2020
 

 

Staff Contact
Kent Wyatt
Communications Manager
503-718-2809
kentw@tigard-or.gov


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The next City Report Card will be published on July 1, 2021. 

Report Card: 2020
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