Heights Streetscape Plan moves to Phase 3

The City’s Urban Renewal Agency gave its direction for a recommended alternative for the Heights Streetscape Plan. The process, which has received broad community input for alternatives for 12th and 13th streets in the Heights, now proceeds to Phase 3 for refinement of the preferred alternative. Click the image for more info.

Fire Risk Safety Reminders

Currently fire risk is high in the local area. Community members should observe all fire safety guidelines. The City prohibits the discharge of fireworks from July 15th until November 15th. The area’s recent history of wildfires make this time of year particularly risky. Please click the image for more information.

Notices from the City on Current Projects

The Sherman Ave water/sewer line reconstruction project is nearing completion. Grinding and paving occurred for sections of Sherman Ave between July 13 to 19, and striping is scheduled for July 25. The Prospect Ave project between 1st and 7th began in late February and continues after material delays. — Water/sewer line work for the Cascade Ave project (between 15th to 18th) is complete. Grinding and paving occurred July 13 to 15. — Click on map image for more info on all projects.

Friday City Office Closures this Summer

The City of Hood River announces temporary reduced hours this summer season for City Hall, Public Works, and the Fire Station. These offices will be closed to the public on Fridays effective from June 10th until at least September 2nd due to staffing shortages. Open hours for the Police Station will not change. Click the image for details.

City Approves Affordable Housing Strategy

Hood River’s Affordable Housing Strategy, the result of a year-long project, was unanimously adopted by City Council. The Affordable Housing Strategy includes eight policy tools and actions the City will use to encourage development of supported, long-term affordable housing. Guided by a team of experts, the project was also assisted by a community task force and stakeholders. Click on the image for the full story.

City reduces energy use and emissions

April is Earth Month and it's a good time to share City progress on its environmental sustainability goals. In 2019, the Hood River City Council approved a resolution and commitment to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2035. From 2018 to 2021, the City reduced overall facility emissions by 26%. Currently, the City is on track to reduce its annual greenhouse gas emissions 70% by 2035. Click on the image to read more.

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.