Tigard councilors will vote on endorsing the Metro-led Southwest Corridor Plan and approving changes to its 2013-14 budget.
The council meeting will be held 6:30 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 8 at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd.
The Southwest Corridor Plan is a regional effort to plan for growth and transportation in the area stretching from Portland and the suburbs to its southwest. It calls for a light rail or bus rapid transit line extending from Portland to Tualatin through Tigard.
Tigard's city staff members are asking council to formally endorse the direction of the plan and to allow them to continue researching construction and funding options for transit lines.
This comes amid an upcoming ballot measure that asks the city to oppose high-capacity transit and hold elections before updating regulations to allow for light rail or exclusive bus lanes. Councilors have already criticized the measure for unnecessarily binding the city's options for planning.
Councilors will also vote on approving changes to the city's budget this year. Here are some highlights:
—Additional $100,000 to pay for a Hillsboro, Tualatin Valley Water District study on the details and costs of a Willamette River project. This helps position Tigard to draw from the Willamette River in future decades.
—Additional $200,000 from Sanitary Sewer Fund for for project on Derry Dell Creek.
—Additional $225,000 on Main St. Sewer/Fanno Creek crossing project
Check back tomorrow morning at oregonlive.com/tigard for an update from the council meeting.
—Fenit Nirappil: 503-294-4029; firstname.lastname@example.org
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