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City Recorder

Are you interested in running for Happy Valley City Council? City Council positions for mayor, position one (1) and position three (3) will be on the ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election. Candidate packets are available on the city’s website as of June 1st.

Elections for mayor and councilor positions are held bi-annually at the General Election in November. The City Council is comprised of a mayor and four (4) councilors. The elections are staggered so there is an overlapping of terms and never a time when all five (5) positions are elected at once.

Council members attend at least two council meetings each month (first and third Tuesday evenings) and Budget Committee meetings. They also attend meetings with local and regional partners. All positions are on a volunteer, unpaid basis, though eligible expenses are reimbursable.

If you are interested in running for office, you must be a qualified elector under state law, have resided within the city limits of the City of Happy Valley for at least one year immediately preceding the date of election, and cannot be employed by the city.

If you have any questions or would like to file for candidacy, please contact the City Recorder at (503) 886-8436 or email [email protected]. Candidate filings must be submitted to the City Recorder no sooner than July 11th and no later than 5:00 PM on August 30, 2022. Additional deadlines and information can be found in the candidate packet.

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Overview

The City Recorder is the steward for the City’s most important documents including:

  • Ordinances
  • City Council Minutes
  • City Council Agendas
  • Audio City Council Recordings

Many of these documents are available online for all to view. However, you can submit a Public Records Request, and this information will be provided to you subject to the cost to reproduce the record.

A person or organization may request copies of public records as defined in ORS Chapter 192 and in the Oregon Attorney General’s Public Records and Meeting Manual.

City Liens

In accordance with ORS 93.643 the City is required to record certain liens in the County Clerk’s office or provide access by an online electronic medium. The City of Happy Valley contracts with the Net Asset Corporation to provide internet access to a system called Conduits. This is a fee based service that most subscribers such as title companies, escrow agents, financial institutions, and real estate professionals utilize in performing searches as part of real estate transactions.

The current lien search fee is $25.00 for each property search performed.

If you need one time, or infrequent searches, it is recommended that you contact a title company to perform the search for you.

In order to obtain access to Conduits please contact Net Assets Corporation at (541) 485-8876 or [email protected]. Prior to access approval all subscribers will be required to accept all terms of use and agree to pay the City of Happy Valley for all searches performed.

City Council Meetings

City Council meetings, with the exception of Executive Session, are open to the public. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Work sessions, if scheduled, begin at 6:00 pm and regular sessions begin at 7:00 pm. All meetings are held in the City Council Chambers.