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Cities – Your Input is Critical: Complete the Infrastructure Needs Survey by 5 p.m. Today!

Thanks to several cities responding to our requests, we have nearly doubled last week’s numbers, with 76 cities having filled out the LOC’s Infrastructure Needs Survey.

If your city is in the process of completing the survey, it is due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 5.  If additional time is needed, please notify the League and we’ll keep the survey link open.

The following cities have completed the survey, and the LOC truly appreciates their  initiative to provide our advocacy team with critical feedback that we’ll use in the 2025 session:

  • Adams
  • Albany
  • Ashland
  • Astoria
  • Banks
  • Bay City
  • Beaverton
  • Boardman
  • Bonanza
  • Canby
  • Canyonville
  • Carlton
  • Central Point
  • Coos Bay
  • Corvallis
  • Cottage Grove
  • Creswell
  • Dallas
  • Donald
  • Drain
  • Dunes City
  • Durham
  • Echo
  • Falls City
  • Garibaldi
  • Glendale
  • Gold Hill
  • Happy Valley
  • Heppner
  • Hermiston
  • Hood River
  • Independence
  • Irrigon
  • John Day
  • Junction City
  • Keizer
  • King City
  • Klamath Falls
  • Lakeside
  • Lakeview
  • Lebanon
  • Lincoln City
  • Lyons
  • Madras
  • Maywood Park
  • McMinnville
  • Milton-Freewater
  • Milwaukie
  • Molalla
  • Monmouth
  • Myrtle Creek
  • Newberg
  • Newport
  • Pendleton
  • Prescott
  • Redmond
  • Reedsport
  • Rufus
  • Salem
  • Scappoose
  • Scio
  • Scotts Mills
  • Shaniko
  • Sisters
  • Sodaville
  • St. Helens
  • The Dalles
  • Tillamook
  • Turner
  • Vale
  • Veneta
  • Waldport
  • Warrenton
  • West Linn
  • Wheeler
  • Woodburn

Why City Participation Matters 

The 2025 legislative session starts in a little over nine months.  However, legislative concepts start much earlier,  which is why city participation now is so critical. This year’s survey has been updated to include questions about how water, sewer, stormwater, and transportation infrastructure costs impact housing development, including site-specific infrastructure costs. Securing additional state infrastructure funding will remain a critical focus for the 2025 legislative session. City information will be essential  to provide the basis for state support.  Since the LOC does not advocate for individual projects, our effort is to grow the funding base as large as possible.

Impact of Your City's Responses 

Last November, 93 cities responded to a brief LOC housing-infrastructure survey. This information helped demonstrate that infrastructure was a clear barrier to housing and drove the advocacy for nearly $200 million for local infrastructure projects related to new housing starts. Had it not been for the survey, the LOC lobby team and partners would have been left without the crucial information needed for our advocacy efforts.  

City responses will influence the conversation in 2025 and help drive the scope of state funding for local infrastructure projects and determine the scale of a 2025 transportation package.  

Please encourage your relevant city departments to complete the survey accurately. Let's ensure our cities receive the support needed to thrive. 

Survey Link: 

Contact: Jim McCauley Legislative Director - jmccauley@orcities.org

Last Updated 4/5/24

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