Land Use & Housing Committee learns more about parks


Land Use Committee June 2019   Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's (THPRD) Jeannine Rustad and Metro's Heather Nelson Kent and Councilor Juan Carlos Gonz├ílez shared their parks insight with WEA's Land Use & Housing Committee earlier this summer.
   Rustad talked about THPRD's visioning program, capital improvement plan, grant strategies, partnerships with affordable housing nonprofits, and she touched on SDCs (system development charges).
  The committee learned about how the district is designing and developing parks with more public input than ever.
  Rustad said the parks become a true community investment with this approach.
  THPRD does partner with Metro as well.
  Gonz├ílez and Kent spoke with the committee about the upcoming Metro parks and open space bond renewal.
  The proposed renewal will stay at the rate it's currently at, which is .19 per $1,000 of assessed value, or $4 per month for a house worth $250,000.
  If it passes, the bond will raise $475 million that will be used to connect people to nature and to protect water, fish, and wildlife.
  To read more, click on these links for THPRD or Metro parks funding.