West Linn, Oregon
The City of West Linn is a community where citizens,
civic organizations, businesses and city government
work together to ensure that the community retains its
hometown identity, high quality of life and its natural
beauty. The estimated population is 24,180.
West Linn is close to the region's business core and ur‐
ban amenities, with Portland approximately twenty
miles to the north. At the same time, the city provides a
small‐town atmosphere and distinct neighborhoods that
range from the historic Willamette district with its pio‐
neer‐era dwellings, to the contemporary architecture of
newer homes. West Linn is approximately twenty miles
to the Portland International Airport.
West Linn's special assets include dedicated parks and
open spaces, panoramic views of the Willamette and
Tualatin rivers, with Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount
St. Helens and the Cascades as a backdrop.
West Linn Government
The City of West Linn is a full‐service municipality that
operates under a council/manager form of government.
The elected city council sets policies for city govern‐
ment, enacts ordinances and hires, directs and evaluates
the city manager. In turn, the city manager is the city's
chief executive officer, responsible for overall manage‐
ment and administration.
The West Linn City Council meets the second and fourth
Monday of each month at City Hall. Council meetings are
televised live on West Linn TV (cable channel 30), and
are replayed at various times during the week. The city
also cablecasts and replays meetings of the West Linn
Planning Commission and other public meetings and
events. City residents have many opportunities to affect
city policies and priorities by serving on citizen advisory
committees such as the budget committee, and through
participation in their neighborhood associations.
The City Council consists of the Mayor and four Council‐
ors who act