Cannon Beach City Council Focuses on Affordable Housing

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:03 PM | Deleted user

Daily Astorian | Lyra Fontaine

The Cannon Beach City Council has adopted the city’s first strategic plan, though some residents called for the council to wait another month to allow for more community input.

“I am very proud of the council and staff and the amount of dedication and work they put into this,” City Manager Brant Kucera said after last Tuesday’s vote. “It’s the foundation we’re going to need to move forward as a community. There is no good reason to delay this.”

The plan, a five-year roadmap for the city that will be revisited every two years, is a way to “align our human resources with our budgetary resources to ensure that these priorities get done,” he said.

The city’s top focus is affordable housing, with goals that include adding 25 units by 2018. Officials also prioritized infrastructure planning and maintenance, emergency management, relationship with the community and effective government.

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