NOTICE: Budget Hearing – Friday Night | 6:30 PM | June 28th, 2019

Please join the Damascus City Council and interested community members for our adoption of the 2019 Budget.

City of Damascus, Oregon

16444 SE Highway 212,

Damascus, Oregon 97089

Notice of Budget Committee and City Council Hearing

Date: June 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm

Place: Sunnyside Community Church, 16444 SE Hwy 212, Damascus

Damascus City Budget Committee Meeting | 6:30 PM – June 20th, 2019 | Sunnyside Community Church

(Followed by another Budget Hearing Meeting on June 28th, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Sunnyside Community Church)

NOTICE OF CITY
BUDGET PROCESS HEARINGS

Notice of a City of Damascus Budget Committee Hearing

Date: June 20, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm        

Place: Sunnyside Community Church, 16444 SE Hwy 212, Damascus, Oregon

Purpose: to develop proposed budget for the city for fiscal year, 2019-2020

City of Damascus, Oregon

Notice of Budget Committee and City Council Hearing

Date: June 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm

Place: Sunnyside Community Church, 16444 SE Hwy 212, Damascus

Purpose: to finalize budget for the city for fiscal year, 2019-2020. See summary.

NOTE FROM MAYOR JIM DE YOUNG

These meetings will establish the budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020 and the city tax rate;  public input/participation is encouraged.  

If you have any questions contact the Mayor, James De Young, at 503-658-2886 or leave a message below.

Video of SB 226-2 Hearing

Watch yesterday’s Damascus Euthanasia bill committee hearing in Salem HERE

The SB226 portion starts 1hour 19 minutes in. At 1:24 our Mayor, Jim De Young, gives a valuable and heartfelt testimony.

NOTE: The bill was what is commonly called a “Gut and Stuff” where they took an unrelated bill, erased all the language, then replaced it with something new. So if you are seeing testimony for a campaign finance reform proposal (which was killed for this short notice Damascus Euthanasia bill) that’s why.

Gresham Outlook coverage of SB 226

Senate Bill amendment could overturn rebirth of Damascus

From the article:

According to state law, a vote to disincorporate requires a majority of all registered voters within the city limits show up to the polls. The court ruled the measure should have been nullified because voter turnout was less than half of registered voters.

James De Young, who is now serving as mayor of Damascus, led the effort in court to resurrect the city. That process took three years. If the amendment to SB 226 successfully makes it all the way to Governor Kate Brown’s desk, Damascus officials expect another long court battle.

Both De Young and Carson drove to Salem to testify against the amendment.

“We have not seen this kind of intentional and systematic destruction of a city in Oregon since the halcyon days of the Rajneesh,” wrote Carson in a letter to the Oregon Senate and House of Representatives.