We work closely with elected representatives and key officials at all levels of government to promote Clackamas County’s interests on your behalf.
County Initiatives at the State Level
Each year, the Board of County Commissioners approves state legislative agendas that outline the county’s policy and funding priorities for the Oregon State Legislature. Our main initiatives include:
- Courthouse Replacement
Project Support the Oregon Judicial Department’s budget request of $31.5 million in bond funding to support the replacement of the 81-year old, structurally deficient Clackamas County Courthouse. This second installment of funding from the state legislature ($1.2 million in 2017) will support the design and engineering phase of the project. Clackamas County looks forward to building a new, modern courthouse that serves the needs of all county residents.
- I-205 Bottleneck Funding
Advocate for state funding to support a third lane of capacity in each direction of I-205 from Stafford Road to OR 213. The Oregon portion of I-205 is a federally designated High Priority Corridor and is vital to both the Portland metropolitan region and users statewide. Without additional travel lanes, this section of I-205 will be overwhelmed by forecasted traffic volumes and will negatively impact regional freight mobility. This project also will seismically retrofit the Abernethy Bridge to ensure that it can serve the emergency response needs of the region and state in a natural disaster. Read the multi-agency letter of support.
State Legislative Agendas and Reports
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County Initiatives at the Federal Level
In addition to our work at the state level, the Board of County Commissioners approves federal legislative agendas that outline the county’s policy and funding priorities for the U.S. Congress. Some of our main initiatives include:
- Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
- Willamette Falls Legacy Project
- Funding for Housing Programs
- Veterans homelessness
Federal Legislative Agendas
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