Date & Time: Mon., Feb. 13, 7 pm
Location: Terra Linda School cafeteria, 1998 NW 143rd Ave.
A joint meeting for residents of CPO 1 & 7 (from Cedar Hills to Bethany) will be held to address this important question. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Newly appointed BSD Administrator for Long Range Planning Steven Sparks will join Melissa DeLyser, Communications Coordinator, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation in a panel discussion that will be moderated by Mike Dahlstrom, Washington County Community Engagement Program Manager. Attendees will receive handouts with background information, which will also be distributed electronically to CPO members via email prior to the meeting. To sign up as a member of your CPO, visit the County Administration Office website.
The panel discussion will be followed by ample time for audience questions, beginning at 8:15.
- State laws that allow for a residential development to be denied based upon lack of school capacity (SB 336-ORS 195.110).
- Critical vs. Essential Service: State law says that schools are essential, not critical. What effect does that have, and should that be changed? (see Section 501-7, Levels of Public Facilities and Services)
These are complicated issues. CPO1 and CPO7 hope to offer an opportunity for the community to come together, learn about, and discuss these issues in a comfortable forum, as well as giving the responsible agencies a chance to hear the concerns of our neighbors. They are trying to bring the public to the table in the ongoing exploration of how to solve the problem that affects everyone in the area, whether you have school-age children or not.