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Perspectives on our town

To ensure that the needs, desires and values of the citizens of Philomath are reflected in the planning, implementation and sustainable growth of our city

Sign these Petitions

SIGN These Petitions - Stop the Building Explosion

Print and Sign this Petition to STOP the 12th Street Annexation
Print and Sign this Petition for a Temporary MORATORIUM on Further Philomath Annexations

You can leave your signed Petitions at the Philomath Liquor Store, Main Street.

Assessed property values up in Philomath

Property Taxes Going Up
Assessed and real market property values increased significantly in Benton County over the last year.
Philomath saw an assessed property value increase of 5.5 percent, from about $336.2 million in 2017 to $354.5 million in 2018.
The assessed value represents the figure upon which taxes are based.

Philomath Citizens Elect New Mayor and Councilors

2018 Philomath Election Results

Philomath City Council audio clips provide insight into the contrast of its mayoral candidates.

The two Philomath mayoral candidates are both on City Council, and have spoken and voted on development-related issues. Here are a few representative excerpts from the City Council meetings recordings, to give voters an indication of the leanings of the mayoral candidates. The numbers in parentheses show where on the City recording the remarks are taken from. See separate link on this website for the voting records of the candidates on key development projects.

Philomath City Council meeting transcripts for
May 21, 2018 & September 10, 2018

Philomath City Council meeting audio recordings

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How Philomath's Floodgates Opened

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Wake Up Philomath

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Recent News

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Key Topics

These are the key topics we are currently working on

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Unsustainable population growth

Recent annexations, SB1573 and its impact.

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Quality of Life & Safety

Small town standards

Quality of life and safety concerns are important to our community.

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Transportation woes

Concerns about traffic in Philomath.

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Why we care about this issue

Partnership with Corvallis, current resources and facilities, threats to our water supply and capacity.

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