Ways to produce affordable housing is next City effort

The City has completed several major initiatives to promote housing affordability in the past five years. Its newest effort is an Affordable Housing Production Strategy that will identify policy tools and actions to encourage development of more attainable housing. A community task force formed by the Hood River City Council will review strategies to recommend to Council. Click on the image for more info.

City Manager Finalists Selected

The Hood River City Council has named three finalists for the position of City Manager: Jeffrey Durbin, Abigail Elder and Cory Misley. Community members may meet the finalists at a community reception on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6:00 p.m. at the Stratton Rose Garden. Candidate interviews will be conducted on Sept. 8th and 9th. The Hood River City Council expects to make its final selection on Friday, Sept, 10th.

Learn more about SRTS in these Story Maps

As the school year begins, the City invites school families to learn more about its Safe Routes To School projects. SRTS projects help make our community safer for children and families to walk or roll to school. Click the image to learn more about the program and for recently developed Story Maps in English and Spanish.

Notices from the City on Current Projects

First phase of the City's water/sewer line reconstruction project began in late August at Cascade Ave, between 15th to 18th streets. — Another project begins early October on multiple sections of Sherman Avenue (between Front Street and 6th Street, 9th and 12th Street and a small section west of 13th Street). — NW Natural Gas main gas line relocation on Prospect Ave. between 2nd & 7th continues to prepare for a spring project in this area. — Click on map image for info on all projects.

Car-sharing is available in Hood River

Car-sharing is available in Hood River with five electric vehicles (EV) to rent by the minute. City vehicle bases are located at the Hood River Fire Station and the Columbia Street parking lot at 5th Street. A third vehicle is located at the Port waterfront on North 1st Street. Two vehicles are located at Columbia Cascade Housing properties in the Heights. Click the photo to read more.

Council meetings now live-streamed

City Council meetings are now in-person and live-streamed. Attendance and public testimony can be in-person or remote, and official City meetings and are archived on the City’s website. Click image to learn more.

Partnerships with CAT promote transportation access

The City has THREE new partnerships with and Columbia Area Transit (CAT). They promote transit with free GOrge Passes for downtown employees and low-income residents as well as continued support for summer weekend trolley service. Click thru for details.