News about communities, transit, parks, water issues, regional planning

Comment on the draft parks plan via video

In addition to the usual methods of hearing responses from residents across the region, we invite you to comment via short videos about our draft parks update.

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Pandemic doesn’t stop summer interns

Our summer intern program emerged with 25 students in jobs embedded across the agency. Almost half the cohort are working in Metro Transit.

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Grants help grow metro parks and trails

The investment reflects the region’s commitment to preserve natural resources, and encourage the use of regional parks among residents of all ages, incomes, races, and ethnicities.

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Economic framework provides path to federal funds

A broad swath of organizations in the metro area, including local governments, will soon have access to federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) funds, thanks to a regional partnership.

Date: Monday, July 27, 2020

Council sets 2021 wastewater rates

The overall municipal wastewater charge for 2021 is $240.3 million, just 2% more than 2020. The sewer availability charge will remain flat at $2,485 for the seventh consecutive year.

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Regional park visits reach new high in 2019

Visits to regional parks and trails continued to trend upward in 2019, climbing to an estimated 63.3 million visits. The estimate is the highest on record and represents a 6.3% increase over 2018.

Date: Monday, July 6, 2020

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