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2018 State of the City Preview: Let's Talk About Our Challenges
by Mayor Steve Callaway
For all of Hillsboro’s successes and our path toward prosperity, we have challenges; challenges that can be addressed only when we work together. The question is, how do we respond?
The fact that so many people enjoy living in Hillsboro – and so many others would like to join us here – creates a new series of challenges. Housing affordability. Homelessness. Traffic. Even being civil and respectful toward each other can be a bit of a challenge at times.
I believe it’s important to talk to each other – and to listen to each other as well. So I would like to invite you to attend the 2018 State of the City on Tuesday, January 30. The entire City Council will be there to address each of these important issues and more.
If you’re unable to join us on January 30, we invite you to speak to us during our City Council meetings on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month. We save time at each meeting – up to three minutes per person – for anyone who wants to speak to the Council as a whole. If email is easier for you, you can always reach out to us online.
At the end of the day, each of us makes an individual decision about how we view our community, what we contribute, and how we work together to make Hillsboro a better place. We have the option of sitting back and criticizing what we don’t like. But I prefer we invest our time and energy in getting involved, taking an honest look at our challenges, and then working toward solutions – together.
A challenge is an opportunity for a solution. I have confidence that we can rise to meet our challenges. It’s not up to any one of us, it’s up to all of us!