Robby Hammond, current Assistant City Manager, will take over as Interim City Manager in January. The appointment was decided during a special city council meeting on Monday, October 15.
Looking for something to do Saturday? Consider doing some volunteering.
This November, residents of the Portland Metro Area—which includes cities in Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas Counties—will find two separate measures on their ballot related to affordable housing. While Measure 102 and the Metro housing bond will each be voted on separately, they are most efficient and impactful when implemented together. Measure 102 is an amendment to Oregon’s constitution that would allow housing bonds and other affordable housing funds that come from the government to be used by private (usually) nonprofit affordable housing developers. Without this amendment, all affordable housing funded through bonds has to be built and owned by the government. The thinking behind Measure 102 is that nonprofit developers are better equipped and able to build, maintain, and operate[…]
This year’s Oregon International Airshow starts on Friday right here in Hillsboro. The show, which will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and more (but your correspondent, who is an immigrant, is mostly excited to see the Canadian planes.) If you’re not sure what to expect, here’s a great video overview from the 2017 event, uploaded over the weekend. Check it out and get pumped: The airshow starts Friday night with a fireworks show, then continues throughout Saturday and Sunday. Buy tickets here.
Publications love to put out lists of the best cities, because people from those cities click on them and link to them. I will now add to the problem.
Last week a group of high school students pitched City Council with a complete policy that would ban plastic bags in Hillsboro. Council’s response: they like the idea, but the student-designed policy doesn’t go far enough.
Hillsburrito is a slang name for our city mostly used by a particular subset of old white guys, intended as a derogatory reference to our Hispanic population.
Dark City is part thriller, part romance novel. It’s also the first published full-length novel by Hillsboro resident Sarah Kay Moll.
A top Metro official recommended expanding the Metro urban growth boundary south of Witch Hazel, increasing the odds that 850 homes could be built in a 150 acre plot of land there.
The most important thing to watch is the shade house, at left, which was built by the glorious watermelon group including yours truly.