Hood River — To prepare 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 form.

The survey will be available until Dec. 6, and online and print forms are available in Spanish and English. Community members can contribute ideas for adding or changing current goals or projects, as well as offering ideas on projects to move council goals forward. The online survey is available at cityofhoodriver.gov/council-goals-input-2021.

PDF questionnaires are available to print from the webpage.

They can also can be picked up outside the entrances of City Hall (211 Second St., Hood River) or The Next Door (965 Tucker Road, Hood River). Individuals can request surveys to be mailed to them by calling City Recorder Jennifer Gray at 541-387-5212, or emailing to J.Gray@cityofhoodriver.gov.

Input on Council 2021 goals will become part of the public record. Although names and addresses are required when submitting, individual identity will be separated from comments received. Submitted ideas and input will be compiled and distributed to council ahead of a February work session. To maximize council’s time during its strategic planning session, it will not be possible to offer further input at the work session.

Outlined progress on the city’s 2020 work plan will be shared on all current goals. Some current goals and projects are expected to continue into the new year.

Current City Council goals

• Goal 1: Create opportunities for an inclusive and diverse housing inventory.

• Goal 2: Inform and engage all segments of our community through transparency and proactive, inclusive and comprehensive outreach.

• Goal 3: Promote an efficient, safe multi-modal transportation system that alleviates traffic and parking congestion and encourages bike/ped transportation.

• Goal 4: Create a more environmentally sustainable community.

• Goal 5: Maintain existing infrastructure and prepare for growth.

• Goal 6: Address community needs for parks and open space.

For questions, email or call City Manager Rachael Fuller at R.Fuller@cityofhoodriver.gov or 541-387-5252.