County Legislative Priorities

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

State legislative agendas 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
State legislative reports 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

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:

Federal Legislative Agendas

Federal legislative agendas 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Contact
Department Staff
Chris Lyons
Government Affairs Manager
503-742-5909