Helping the Houseless Overcome Barriers

The City of Hood River has contracted with Alisa Fowler, a licensed clinical social worker, to provide direct outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness. Fowler specializes in mental health and housing with a commitment to the model of “housing as healthcare.”

Public Works accepts holiday trees

Christmas tree drop-off at the City Public Works facility will continue until Wednesday, January 20th. Please remove any non-compostable materials, then bring trees for composting Monday - Friday between 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m. The City Public Works yard is located at 1200 18th Street. Look for the designated Christmas tree area near the fall leaf drop-off location. This service is for residents only. Happy New Year!

Prepare for Winter Weather Conditions

It's that time of year to be prepared for winter weather conditions. The City of Hood River kindly asks for public cooperation during winter storms and weather conditions when 3" or more snow accumulates, or freezing rain creates dangerous road conditions. Public safety and efficient city operations are top priorities. (Click thru for more info.)

Low Impact Development Improves Stormwater Management

The City of Hood River encourages Low Impact Development (LID) techniques to help reduce negative impacts of traditional drain and pipeline stormwater management. LID practices generally retain rainwater with methods that encourage it to soak in the ground rather than allow it to run-off in storm drains. Click thru to read more.

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.

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.