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City Council to Consider City's Proposed 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget

Post Date:05/16/2018 2:22 pm

2018 Hillsboro City Council members sitting at the daisThe City of Hillsboro Budget Committee has unanimously approved the City’s Proposed 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget, which will be considered for final adoption by the Hillsboro City Council on June 19.

Each year, the budget prioritizes and focuses City resources to best meet the needs of our growing community, and to maintain the City’s long-term financial health. The budget is designed to align with City Council priorities, community goals, and the City’s core values. Each budget allows the City to provide valuable programs and services to residents, and to maintain City assets, including buildings, parks, equipment, and infrastructure.

This year's budget includes funding to:Hillsboro Fire Fighter talking with community members

  • Continue the planning and land acquisition for the Crescent Park Greenway
  • Continue design of the Hillsboro Community Center at 53rd Avenue
  • Finance a portion of the Washington County Events Center
  • Provide funding towards affordable housing
  • Carry out Smart City initiatives
    • Street light efficiency and cost upgrades
    • A City-wide fiber network
    • Sustainability improvements
  • Complete the City's first Fire Training Facility
  • Road improvement and maintenance projects like the Jackson School Road Project

Funding for these programs and services, along with many other projects included in this year’s budget, will go into effect on July 1, pending approval by the City Council. The budget is the result of months of work and review by Councilors, Budget Committee members, City staff, and community members.

 

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