Beaverton extends city closures and emergency declaration, but still doing business
Beaverton has extended its closure of city buildings by four weeks, through April 26, and its emergency declaration by another two weeks.
City services are still available by phone and online. Police and public works will continue operations.
"Beaverton is doing its part," Mayor Denny Doyle said. "We continue to look for new ways to support local businesses, residents who are struggling and community members in need. It's been inspiring to see the outpouring of support and positivity in our community. We are in this together, we will get through this, and be stronger as a result."
Doyle issued the initial emergency declaration on March 13, and the City Council ratified it on March 17, along with a city moratorium on residential evictions. The renewed emergency declaration ends on April 10, but Doyle can renew it automatically, subject to council approval if there are other changes.
The closures affect City Hall, the Griffith Drive Building that houses the municipal court, and the main library and the Murray Scholls branch.
The City Council has scheduled a special meeting at noon Tuesday, March 31, to consider authorizing the sale of revenue bonds for urban renewal projects, the city's $21 million share of the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, and $10 million for additional costs of the Public Safety Center and a replacement water fountain in Beaverton City Park.
Like the council's previous meetings on March 17 and 24, most city officials will take part by telephone.
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