The City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7pm in the Council Chambers: 475 SE Main Street, Estacada, Oregon 97023. All meetings are open to the public and have virtual and in person options for attendance.
The Mission of the City Council is to provide a well run and managed open city government, run by council members and staff, who bring diversity and a strong community spirit, with leadership that has a high-level of integrity and incorporates a sustainable view when making decisions, that is responsive and representative of the citizens and their needs.
The Vision of the Estacada City Council is to promote financial stability and viability, a strong sense of community, safety and livability for the citizens of Estacada.
Current Year Goals
The 2023 Goals are organized by Topic Area. If you have any questions, please contact City Council or the City Manager.
Facilitate Community Interaction and Communication
- Continue Collaborative Partnerships with other local boards and elected officials including school, fire, county, cemetery. Consider an annual summit with all boards. Stay connected and informed about goals and objectives of other boards.
- Partner with local non-profits that provide services to the community including Chamber of Commerce, Community Center, Food Bank, and Community Foundation.
- Improve community engagement on social media.
- Develop new communication strategy.
- Engage unincorporated Estacada.
Support Community Vitality
- Continue working with downtown commercial properties in disrepair, both vacant and occupied, encouraging mixed use buildings with residential options.
- Complete the Main Street Improvement Project.
- Develop and promote existing downtown events and create new, unique events that will attract people to Estacada.
- Develop Tourism Strategy: establish TLT fee, explore support options.
- Focus on development of family wage jobs in Estacada.
- Analyze business needs/gaps, recruit what is missing/needed
Explore converting DEC to Economic Development Commission or establishing a new EDC.
- Assess Urban Renewal Agency: explore options to end or continue.
Create a Safe and Accessible Community
- Continue to improve current gaps in the sidewalk system.
- Conduct streetlight audit to determine areas in need of additional lighting.
- Create wayfinding signage for pedestrians and bicyclists citywide.
- Be more responsive to community safety concerns.
- Research and implement methods for resolving traffic speed complaints in neighborhoods.
- Increase communication with Police Chief.
- Prepare to increase Police Service in advance of need.
Improve Community Assets
- Prioritize code amendment for park requirements for new developments.
- Continue to seek funding for Lake Shore Waterfront trail and water access.
- Water Treatment Plant Updates: preplanning for increased water demand – Update Facilities Plan.
- Continue to work with ODOT in the development and adoption of the Transportation System Plan update.
- Evaluate developing a City Facility Master Plan.
- Splash pad – identify feasible location and construct.
- Improve landscape along Hwy 224.
Ensure Good Governance
- Identify and implement environmentally active, sustainable, and responsible practices that will protect our natural resources and habitat.
- Develop a plan for code review.
- Explore requirements and develop code for psilocybin.
City Council Rules
According to the City Charter, the City Council must adopt Council Rules to govern its meetings.