Attorneys Representing City of Damascus Filed a Petition with the Oregon Supreme Court

On Aug 14, 2019, attorneys representing the City of Damascus filed a petition with the Oregon Supreme Court to review (to challenge) the legality and constitutionality of the recent SSB 226, which became law under the Governor’s signature on July 15. It is now known as part of statutory law, Chapter 545, Sec 4. This new law seeks to validate retrospectively the disincorporation vote of 2016, and disregards the Appellate Court decision of May 1, 2019, which nullified the vote.

The petitioners are the City of Damascus, and individuals James B. De Young, Mayor, and Councilors Jeanne Robinson, Mark Fitz, and William Wehr, Council President. This review is authorized by Section 4 of the 2019 Act.

Contact:

Damascus Mayor James De Young, jdey7@aol.com, 503-658-2886

Coffee with the Council – Friday August 2, 2019 – 1 PM

Help us kick off the Neighborhood watch program for damascus

At this gathering, Mayor De Young will introduce the Neighborhood Watch Program for Damascus. Recent increased incidents of homelessness in our area and the disturbing home invasion that occurred Wednesday morning in one neighborhood, will require our community coming together to discuss and begin implementation of what we can do to remain a safe and livable community.

Please join us for this important kick off event.

We will be meeting in the seating area by the Starbucks booth at the Damascus Safeway. Sure hope you will be there too!

CITY OF DAMASCUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING and PUBLIC HEARING

AGENDA

June 28, 2019 6:30 PM

Sunnyside Community Church, 16444 SE Hwy 212, Damascus, OR 97089

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

4. CONSENT AGENDA

Consent items are considered routine and will not be allotted discussion time on the agenda. They will be adopted by one motion, unless a Councilor requests before the vote on the motion to have an item considered under Council Business.

 4.1 Resolution 19-700: Certification of Municipal Services

5. PUBLIC HEARING

Public comment will be allowed on items under this part of the agenda following a staff report.

5.1 Resolution 19-701:

Declaring the City’s Election to Receive State Revenue Sharing Funds for Fiscal               Year 2019-2020

 5.2 Resolution 19-702

 Adopting the budget for fiscal year, 2019-2020, of the City of Damascus, Making              Appropriations, Imposing the Tax and Categorizing the Tax

6. COUNCIL BUSINESS

7. CITY MANAGER & STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

8. COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS

9. ADJOURN

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to the City Recorder/City Manager or the Mayor at 503-658-2886.