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The Mayor presides at the City Council meetings. In the Mayor's absence, the Council President presides (Charter Chapter III, Section 10).

The voters of the City of Hillsboro elect the City Council, including the Mayor and six City Council members. The City is divided into three wards. The term of office for the City Council is four years. Two Council members must reside in each of the wards, but they are elected by the voters of the entire City. This is called elected at large (Charter Chapters III and VII).

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Meeting Information


The Hillsboro City Council meetings are convened in the Hillsboro Civic Center Shirley Huffman Auditorium on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm. All City Council meetings are open to the public, except for items allowed to be discussed in executive session. All meetings have the same agenda format, and follow Robert's Rules of Order for public meetings. The agenda for the City Council is prepared the week before the City Council meeting and posted on the City web page. If you would like to be added to the email list that receives notice when meeting materials are posted, please call the City Recorder's office at 503-681-6219. Meetings are broadcast live through Tualatin Valley Community Television. Many past meetings can be viewed as streaming video at this website.

Sign language interpreters and Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) are available at no cost. Please call 503-681-6269 or TTY 503-681-6284, 72 hours prior to the meeting.

The Agenda

Civic Center AuditoriumThe City Recorder prepares the Council agenda under the direction of the Mayor and City Manager. All of the information about the items on the agenda, including staff reports and copies of resolutions, ordinances and orders, are distributed to the Council members on the Thursday the week before the meeting. This ensures time for the Council to thoroughly review the information and call staff with any questions prior to the actual meeting.

A copy of the agenda is posted on the bulletin board located on the first floor of the Civic Center. The agenda and the entire Council packet, including staff reports, is also posted on the City's web page. All of the material provided to the City Council is available to the public in a notebook at the meeting. Ordinances are not read in full at the City Council meeting unless requested by a member of the Council. The Mayor does not vote on any question or on the final passage of an ordinance except in the case of a tie (Charter Chapter III).

Minutes are prepared following the City Council meeting and posted on the City's web page. They can be found below by clicking "View Past Meetings". 

Consent Agenda

Items placed on the Consent Agenda are generally recommendations of the Transportation Committee and Finance Committee. The Consent Agenda is approved with one motion. If a Councilor would like to discuss a specific item, it is removed from the Consent Agenda and may be considered separately under the New Business section on the agenda.

Public Comment

The public may address the City Council, towards the start of the meeting, on items listed on the agenda under the “Public Comment Regarding Items Listed on the Agenda” section. Persons wishing to speak regarding items not listed on the agenda will have the opportunity towards the end of the meeting under the “Public Comment Regarding Items Not Listed on the Agenda” section. Comments are limited to three minutes per person.

To prepare to address the Council, please review the Public Comment Guidelines, fill out a yellow Public Comment Card located at the back of the room, and give the Public Comment Card to the City Recorder on the left hand side of the dais. Public Comment Cards require your name, address, phone number, email, and the subject of your comments. You are not required to give your address when speaking to the City Council, only your name.

Opposing viewpoints may be expressed by the citizens present. As a courtesy, citizens are reminded to address their comments to the Council and not to the audience present. Please show respect for all speakers and avoid personal comments.

If you have additional questions or comments, please call the City Recorder's office at 503-681-6219.

All general correspondence should be addressed to:

City of Hillsboro
150 East Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: 503-681-6219
Fax: 503-681-6232

Citizens are welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings.

Date: Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month
Time: Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Shirley Huffman Auditorium, 150 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Meeting Schedule:

EventDate/TimeAgendaMinutes
12/18/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
12/04/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
11/20/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
11/06/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
10/16/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
10/02/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
09/18/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
09/04/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
08/21/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
08/07/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
07/17/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
07/03/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Not IncludedNot Included
06/19/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Agenda:City Council Agenda - June 19, 2018 Not Included
06/19/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Agenda:Hillsboro Economic Development Council Agenda - June 19, 2018 Not Included
06/05/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Agenda:City Council Agenda - June 5, 2018 Not Included
05/15/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Agenda:City Council Agenda - May 15, 2018 Not Included
05/01/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Agenda:City Council Agenda - May 1, 2018 Minutes:City Council Minutes - May 1, 2018
04/17/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Agenda:City Council Agenda - April 17, 2018 Minutes:City Council Minutes - April 17, 2018
04/03/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Agenda:City Council Agenda - April 3, 2018 Minutes:City Council Minutes - April 3, 2018
03/20/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Agenda:City Council Agenda - March 20, 2018 Minutes:City Council Minutes - March 20, 2018
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