Public can weigh in on shaping the future of the community
The city recently launched an interactive Whats Next, Beaverton website www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WhatsNext and is encouraging residents to share their ideas about Beavertons future.
This new website will complement a series of in-person Community Vision and Comprehensive Plan events that will occur over the next two years, said Mayor Denny Doyle. Were looking forward to having online conversations that build on the unique character of our city."
Beaverton officials are in the process of updating the city's five-year Community Vision action plan as well as sections of its Comprehensive Plan. The city is seeking ideas for neighborhoods, housing, jobs, businesses, transportation, education, sustainability, diversity, and arts and culture.
Residents are encouraged to register on the website so they can post original ideas, rate ideas from their neighbors, participate in online polls, share photos and earn points toward participation rewards.
Earlier this year, the citys Visioning Advisory Committee reported to the City Council that 94 percent of the Beaverton Community Vision plan is underway or complete.
Its time we update our visioning plan with new ideas, Doyle said. We need to hear from residents about what they want to see happen in Beaverton in five, 10 or 20 years from now."
Beaverton is also updating parts of its Comprehensive Plan, which serves as the citys long-range plan. It provides guidance for the physical development of the city, including land use, economic development, transportation, housing and natural resources. All cities in Oregon are required to adopt and periodically update their comprehensive plans.
Its important to city leaders that we regularly reach out to our residents and learn firsthand what theyre thinking, said Doyle. We hope they will share this interactive website with their family, neighbors, co-workers and friends. This is one more opportunity for them to help shape the citys future.