Affordable housing touches on just about everything a city government does. That’s why it’s so complicated. Which brings me to last week’s city council meeting. Your city council attended an hour and a half work session on homelessness. City employees outlined the history of the problem and how it’s growing here in Hillsboro. The chief of police talked about how officers are approaching the issue. A couple of homeless individuals told heart breaking stories of falling through the cracks in our society. It was a comprehensive overview of the problem, from a variety of perspectives. And it was followed by a great example of why it’s so hard to do anything about it. City Council voted on what is essentially[…]
We’ve created our first interactive tool just in time for election season! Now you, too, can see where local politicians are getting their money without sorting through large, unwieldy spreadsheets.
The City of Hillsboro took another step toward rolling out municipal fiber this week, authorizing a $180,000 contract for consultants who will help develop things like marketing and customer service workflows.
There are three open seats on the Hillsboro City Council this year, but the elections are largely uncontested.
Alexander Flores (R), a relative political newcomer in Washington County, has raised just over $150,000 in cash and in-kind donations for his campaign for State Senate District 15. If you compare that to the roughly $21,000 raised by Democratic opponent and incumbent Chuck Riley, you might assume that Flores has widespread support in the district. In an April 11, 2018 press release Flores claimed to have built an “unparalleled grassroots organization.” What we found instead is that just under half of Flores’ donations ($74,842.19) was from The Leadership Fund, a PAC run by the Republican leadership in Oregon’s State Senate. Currently, it is controlled by Jackie Winters, the Oregon Senate Minority Leader who represents District 10, and Fred Girod, an Oregon State Senator[…]
The city recently posted the complete list of concerts at The Walters this year, but there’s no quick way to hear a little bit of every artist. Until now.
Not sure whether you live in Hillsboro, but afraid to ask your neighbors? Don’t worry, we won’t judge you.
Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) plans to add 125,230 square feet to their Hillsboro campus in the next 10 years, potentially employing 190 additional people.
Oh hey, midterm elections. How did I fail to notice that you were just around the corner?
Measure 105, on the ballot in November thanks to a petition drive, would overturn Oregon’s longstanding sanctuary law. Washington County’s district attorney and sheriff both oppose the measure.