City Council

Pendleton one of Oregon's Safest Cities

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The National Council for Home Safety and Security notified us today that their Safest Cities in Oregon report came out today and Pendleton ranks number 9 in this year’s Top 40.

"With national crime rates on the rise, we feel that it’s increasingly important for residents to feel proud of where they live and that cities like yours should be recognized. We hope that you'll share this good news with them."  

Click here for the full report.

City Council Meeting

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The next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall 500 SW Dorion Avenue. 

Notes from the Council Chambers

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January 10 Workshop

Council discussed the proposed Manufactured Home Ordinance.  This update was done to correct inconsistencies in the current policy and proposed implementing increased development standards to protect neighborhood character.

Council also discussed measures of effectiveness which would enable them to track success in achieving their approved goals.


January 17 Council meeting

Council approved $36,000 to update mobile laptops for police vehicles.

Council Meeting

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The next council meeting will be held, Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall. 

Jeremy Keene Promoted

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Mayor Turner swore in Jeremy Keene as a new Lieutenant in the Pendleton Fire and Ambulance Department.  Keene is a seasoned firefighter with 19 years of experience with the Pendleton department.  Fire Chief Ciraulo expressed great pride in Keene's skills, abilities and professionalism.

Congratulations, Jeremy!!

Notes from the Council Chambers

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January 3, 2017 City Council

Swearing in Ceremony

The new Municipal Judge administered the oath of office to the newly elected City Council members including new Mayor John Turner and Councilors Scott Fairley and Dale Primmer. 

Old City Hall

At the meeting the Council heard from the Quezada family who were requesting an extension of time to install a new roof on the old City Hall. This building was gutted in a tragic fire which resulted in the loss of a family member.  They did not have insurance on the building.

Elected Officials Sworn In

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Starting off the New Year, with a new Mayor and Council at the January 3rd meeting.

Municipal Court Judge William Perkinson had the honor of swearing in Mayor John H. Turner and council members Dale Primmer and Scott Fairley into office.

Pendleton City Council

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The Pendleton City Council will meet for the last time in 2016 on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers located at City Hall.



Notes from the Council Chamber

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December 6, 2016

Municipal Court Judge

City Council voted and selected William Perkinson to succeed Judge Wallace as the next Municipal Court Judge.  He was appointed over three other candidates.

Financial Software Update

Finance Supervisor Brian Harrington gave the Council and update on the software conversion project.  He also conveyed that he will be assisting the Community Development Department in their conversion to e-permitting. 

Notes from the Council Chambers

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Revised Budget Resolution 2670

This resolution was adopted to conform with state budget rules.  The City was notified that the format we used to create the original budget resolution in June required re-formatting.  This did not change the approved budget.

Regionally Significant Industrial Area Land Use Regulations Ordinance 3899