MARCH 8, 2006


The Special Meeting of the Beaverton City Council was called to order by Mayor Rob Drake in the Forrest C. Soth City Council Chamber, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Beaverton, Oregon, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 10:10 a.m.


Present were Mayor Drake, Couns. Catherine Arnold, Dennis Doyle, and Cathy Stanton. Coun. Betty Bode was excused. Also present were City Attorney Alan Rappleyea, Chief of Staff Linda Adlard and City Recorder Sue Nelson.


06044 Mayor Drake said the purpose of this meeting was to continue discussion for filling the Interim City Council Position No. 1.

Coun. Stanton said this was not easy for her, but she felt that the Council needed to select a person who was best able to “hit the ground running.” She said in looking at the evaluation criteria, the ability to analyze complex subjects, to be a team player, good communication skills and knowledge of government structure, were extremely important to her. She said a great deal of what the Council does may be difficult for people to unders tand because the Council has to make decisions based on the City Code. She said she thought Bruce Dalrymple would be the best choice because he unders tands these processes from his service on various boards. She said his service on the Washington County Planning Commission gives him the ability to unders tand and work with development codes. She said she was confident he understood that staff analysis was one way to look at an issue, but a City Councilor could suggest other ways to analyze or handle a situation. She said for those reasons she would support Bruce Dalrymple.

Coun. Arnold MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Doyle that the Council appoint Bruce Dalrymple to fill Interim City Council Position No. 1.

Coun. Arnold said upon hearing of Coun. Ruby’s resignation on February 9, she felt uncomfortable appointing someone to fill that position so close to the Primary Election. She said the City Charter required that the position be filled by appointment. She said the Council approved a process to fill the position and eight good people applied. She said she did not feel it was fair to give one of the eight candidates an advantage by appointing them to this position, which would make that candidate the incumbent in the Primary Election. She said that was why she thought appointing a person who would not run for the position seemed like a good idea. She said it was not possible for the Council to meet again before the election filing deadline. She said Bruce Dalrymple was the only person who filed for the primary election from the interim candidates, so she was no longer concerned about giving someone the advantage. She said she felt it made sense to appoint Dalrymple since he was the only interested candidate and she would welcome Dalrymple to the Council.

Coun. Doyle said he would support the motion. He said in the interview process Dalrymple had the highest score; his background and experience in the planning and budget processes were essential skills that would accelerate the learning curve for this position. He said the Council valued Dalrymple’s skills and it was common sense to appoint him to this position.

Coun. Stanton referred to the other candidates and said she looked forward to their participation on other City boards. She said by participating in this process they could become great future candidates for the Council.

Question called on the motion. Couns. Arnold, Doyle and Stanton voting AYE, the MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (3:0)

Mayor Drake said Dalrymple would be sworn–in at the next Council meeting, March 20, 2006.


Coun. Stanton said this week there were news stories about the closing of the Police Activities League (PAL) in Beaverton. She asked the Councilors if they had read her e–mail about possible ways to help keep PAL in operation. She said she would like to discuss this with Council. She said the PAL Board would meet this Monday and she would like to see where the Council s tands on this issue. She said she would like to see PAL’s records to see why and how long they had been struggling financially.

Coun. Arnold said she read the e–mail and she agreed this would be worth looking into; she asked if the entire PAL program was closing or just the afternoon program.

Coun. Stanton said the after school program was being closed. She said the Boxing Program and All Stars Programs would continue because grant resources were available to fund the programs. She said she felt the after school program was the most critical for the community.

Chief of Staff Linda Adlard said the after school program was closed as of today. She said the Board would meet to make a final decision but she understood the Executive Director for PAL believes the program would not be sustainable at this time. She said PAL had some debt that needed to be handled and funding was needed. She said this program costs between $400,000–$500,000 per year. She said she thought the Board’s intention was to analyze the situation and see if they can find someone to help them for money was the issue.

Mayor Drake said Police Chief Bishop has been in contact with the executive director, and hopefully the Board will make some decisions next week.

Coun. Doyle said he would like to help for he did not want to abandon the organization. He said PAL provides a much needed resource to the community. He said financial help from the community was needed.

Coun. Stanton said in the 1990’s the Beaverton Teen Center at the Community Center closed due to lack of funding. She said the Boys & Girls Club closed due to lack of community support. She said money had been the issue in Beaverton for these types of youth programs but she would keep trying. She said she would wait to hear what the PAL Board decides on Monday to see if there would be anything the City could do.


There being no further business to come before the Council at this time, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.


Sue Nelson, City Recorder




Approved this 20th day of March, 2006.

Rob Drake, Mayor