Public safety is a growing concern for our citizens and they want to be part of the solution. It is difficult, however, to connect new residents and people who commute to work in Oregon to city government and to one another. Our youth require safe, healthy places to meet and constructive and positive recreational and work opportunities. Recent acts of violence and natural disasters have increased the importance of emergency preparedness as a city organization as well as for individual households. Working closely with our neighborhoods, business associations and other organizations, city officials need to make government services accessible to all residents and provide opportunities for residents work together to resolve community problems and create a safe and prepared community.
We will ensure a safe and secure environment for our residents, businesses, and visitors using a community oriented approach.