All seven members of City Council and the City Manager visited our State Capitol this week to advocate for Ridgefield’s community projects with state legislators.
The team met with 11 legislators from Southwest Washington to develop a personal relationship and ask for their support to meet our needs for improved infrastructure and increasing demands for municipal services. Their requests included:
- South Ridgefield I-5 Access
- Jurisdiction Transfer of SR 501 (Pioneer Street) from the State to the City
- Support House Bill 1843 that will move school district levy votes to 55 percent.
- Request to add a regional law enforcement training center in Clark County
In Ridgefield, we rely on many partners, such as federal and state legislatures and agencies, to fund the projects our city needs. Meeting these partners in-person is the best way to relay the importance of our projects and receive feedback about how we can be successful in our requests and grant applications. Since 2015, we have received over $20 million from the federal government and over $68 million from the State of Washington for projects right here in our community.
City of Ridgefield’s 2024 State Legislative Agenda (PDF)
Below: Councilmembers Burkle, Onslow, Cole, Aichele and Chipman discuss Ridgefield’s priorities with Sen. John Braun from the 20th District.
Below: Councilmembers Lindsay, Chipman, Cole and Burkle discuss Ridgefield’s priorities with Rep. Peter Abbarno from the 20th District.
Below: Councilmembers Burkle, Onslow, Wells and Chipman discuss Ridgefield’s priorities with Rep. Ed Orcutt from the 20th District.