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.


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]


See also: Oregon public employee salaries

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


See also: Oregon public pensions

A full list of employee benefits, including pensions, can be found here.

Emergency personnel

The city provides collective bargaining agreements with the police officers and firefighters.


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]


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

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