You can’t browse the shelves, work at a desk, or even enter the building. What you can do is borrow books.
Hillsboro stores have less than a month to stop offering single use plastic bags, thanks to a policy passed by city council last November.
Comcast recently added a seven per cent “city license fee” to residents’ bills, even though the fee in question isn’t entirely new.
The city is asking for your grandest ideas. Need a little inspiration to spark your creativity? Here’s a few things my wife and I contributed.
Hillsboro is launching a nationwide search for a new city manager and plan on contracting are hiring Portland-based consultants Waldron HR to run it. City Council opted for the nationwide search, as opposed to an internal appointment or a regional search, during a city council meeting on Tuesday, February 6. Why should regular citizens care? Because the city manager essentially runs the city. Hillsboro’s elected city council and mayor are unpaid, outside of a small stipend, and the majority have full time jobs outside of politics. The city manager conducts the day-to-day affairs of the city. Policy decisions are ultimately made by city council, yes, but the government is run by the staff, and the city manager directs that staff.[…]
“I jumped into this year’s election to get a handle on what the whole process is about.”
“A person making minimum wage can’t get an apartment right now. That’s not okay.”
“The thing that I love about parks is they really are there forever.”
“I believe that service to my local community is more important than anything else.”
A seeming typo spoke to the fundamental argument about the Orenco townsite this week: should we preserve history or promote development?