Hillsboro, Oregon

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Hillsboro is a town in Oregon. Hillsboro has a population of 92,350 and is the county seat for Washington County.[1]

Website evaluation

Last rated on August 11, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets are provided.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are posted.[3]
  • Elected Officials
    • City council members are listed with phone numbers.[4]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Officials are listed with contact information on department pages.
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Building permits and zoning information available.[5][6]
  • Contracts
    • Collective bargaining agreements are posted.[7]
  • Public Records
    • Public records information and request form available.[8]
  • Local Taxes
    • Property tax information is provided.[9]

The bad

  • Elected Officials
    • Members do have no individual email addresses posted.
  • Audits
    • Audits are not provided.
  • Contracts
    • Bids and vendor contracts are not available.
  • Lobbying
    • Lobbying is not noted.

Budget

Public Employees

Elected Officials

The current mayor of Hillsboro is Jerry Willey. The city council is made up of six members serving for four year terms.[10]

First Last Position Term Expiration Ward
Jerry Willey Mayor 2013
Darrell Lumaco Councilor 2015 1
Nenice Andrews Councilor 2013 1
Aron Carleson Council President 2015 2
Olga Acuna Councilor 2013 2
Steve Callway Councilor 2015 3
Mike Castillo Councilor 2013 3

Administrative Officials

Under the city's council-manager form of government, the city council and the mayor select a city manager to oversee the day to day operation of the city. The current city manager is Michael Brown.[11]

Salaries

See also: Oregon public employee salaries

The city of Hillsboro website posts salary schedules for all city positions here.

Pensions

See also: Oregon public pensions

A full list of employee benefits, including pensions, can be found here (dead link).

Emergency personnel

The city provides collective bargaining agreements with the police officers and firefighters (dead link).

Lobbying

See also: Oregon government sector lobbying

According to OpenSecrets.org, the city of Hillsboro has spent $186,000 on lobbying in the last four years.[12]

Year Amount Spent on Lobbying
2012 $40,000
2011 $86,000
2010 $50,000
2009 $10,000
Total $186,000

Transparency & public records

Public records information and request form are available on the city website.[13]

Taxes

Started in 2008-2009, the current property tax rate of $1.72 per $1,000 in assessed value will last for five years.[14]

External links

References