Council seeks input on 2021 goals & work plan

In preparation for the City of Hood River’s annual work plan session early in 2021, City Council seeks community input and ideas on priority projects to help achieve City Council’s goals for the community. Community members are invited to contribute ideas via a print questionnaire or online survey. The survey will be available until December 6th, and online and print forms are available in Spanish and English.

Trim trees in City Right-of-Way

The City reminds property owners and tenants, it’s time to trim your trees along the public right-of-way. You may you pile branches by the tree (not in gutter) to be picked up by Public Works crew when in your area (see map for work area). The right-of-way line is typically 5’ behind the curb or edge, or 10’ if there is a planter strip. Click-thru for more details.

Fall Leaf Reminders

The City offers fall leaf drop off at its Public Works facility Monday thru Friday from 8 am - 4:30 for City residents beginning Oct. 5th. The City would also like to remind residents and businesses to keep sidewalks, gutters and streets free of fallen leaves. Click thru for more info.

City Directs CARES Act Funding to Community Aid

The Hood River City Council directed $195,000 in CARES Act funding to local partners that aid social services agencies, business organizations and individuals economically impacted by COVID-19. Click thru for more information.

Hood River Police Use of Force Reviewed

Following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the City of Hood River joined communities across the nation this summer in signing the Mayor’s Pledge, a national effort to evaluate Use of Force policies, make any necessary changes and listen to the community. City Council pledged to be involved in this process. In reporting findings, the City continues to seek community input, hear concerns and answer questions.

Council Commits to Equity

City Council passed a Resolution for Racial and Social Equity, acknowledging inequities that harm black, indigenous and other people of color. The resolution supports systemic change to identify and eliminate instances of bias and racial/social equity barriers in City programs, services and policies. Click thru to read more.

Masks Required in Outdoors & Indoors

Due to an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, new Statewide requirements begin July 15. The State now mandates face coverings to be worn in outdoor public places when 6' distance cannot be maintained, as well as wearing them in indoor public places. Also, indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people will be prohibited. The City appreciates everyone's cooperation.