Washington County forum will focus on housing
What city, county and state governments can do about housing will be the focus of the next Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
Luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, and the program at noon, at Coyote's Bar and Grill, 5301 W. Baseline Rd., Hillsboro. Lunch can be ordered from the menu.
Scheduled speakers are Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen, a former Tigard mayor; Washington County Commissioner Jerry Willey, a former Hillsboro mayor and councilor, and state Rep. Susan McLain of Forest Grove, a former Metro councilor.
The rising cost of housing was mentioned by 74% of participants in a public opinion survey a year ago by DHM Research, which conducted it for the report, "Growing Up Washington County." The report will have a public presentation Wednesday, Oct. 2.
NOTE: Updates with Craig Dirksen on the panel, instead of Steve Callaway.
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