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City Government & Staff

The City of Tangent Charter, section 11, states the city government is composed of a mayor and four council members elected from the city at large.

Each council member serves a four-year term, and the mayor serves a two-year term.

Additional offices of the city shall be appointed and may be removed by the council. Currently, the city staff comprises a City Manager and Finance Director.

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Planning Commission

In 2007, the City Council by ordinance established a combined Planning and Citizen Involvement Commission. The commission shall consist of five members, appointed by the City Council, and shall not be officials or employees of the city.

Governing Documents

The City of Tangent’s primary governing documents is the City Charter and Tangent Municipal Code. However, the City does have a Comprehensive Plan addressing citizen involvement, land use planning, housing, transportation, and more.

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Tangent City Council Members & Mayor of Tangent
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Loel Trulove, Jr.

Mayor

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Trina Henderson

Council Member

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Carol Korn

Council President

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Randi Letson

Council Member

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Mathew Swenson

Council Member

Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Here is a list of past City Council meetings sorted by year. Each month will include the agenda, consent calendar, and council members packet. Meeting minutes are found in the Consent Calendar (CC) links.  Use the + or signs to open and close questions and answers on each topic.

  • Linn County Sheriff’s Office
    Animal Control, Emergency Preparedness, Linn County Jail. For emergencies, please dial 911.
  • Tangent Rural Fire District
    Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Prevention, Event Calendar, and Emergency Response. For emergencies, please dial 911.
  • Cascades West Ride Line
    The Cascades West Ride Line’s objective is to coordinate transportation services for eligible Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Medicaid clients traveling to and from covered non-emergency medical services.
  • Senior & Disability Services
    OCWCOG’s Senior and Disability Services department serves as both the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), and the Medicaid long-term care agency for our region of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties.
  • Medicare Resources in Other Languages
    Medicare resources for immigrant populations are available in multiple languages.
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Notice of Budget Committee Meeting: May 7, 2024

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Tangent, Linn County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025, will be held via Microsoft Teams and also with limited capacity at Tangent City Hall, 32166 Old Oak Drive, Tangent, OR. The meeting will take place on May 7, 2024 at 7:00 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. For Microsoft Teams login information, please email Elijah Joyner at  ejoyner@tangentOR.gov          

 

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 3, 2024 at Tangent City Hall, 32166 Old Oak Drive, Tangent, OR, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. It will also be accessible on the City of Tangent website www.tangentOR.gov on or after May 3,2024.

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Planning and Citizen Involvement Commission

Planning and C.I. Commissioners consistently interpret and administer the Oregon Statewide Planning Goals and the Tangent Comprehensive Plan, as implemented by the Land Development Code, Transportation Plan, and other city adopted plans and policies. The commission reviews most development and land-use change proposals for consistency with these, deciding some applications and making recommendations to the City Council in other instances. 

 

They are also directly involved in proposing the new and amended plan and code language, formulating and adopting new plans, and facilitating citizen involvement in the planning process. These community volunteers are a valuable Tangent asset and resource, and their time and energy are vastly appreciated by the community.

 

Vacancies occur cyclically at the end of the calendar year and are filled by a majority vote of the city council. If you are interested in serving on the Tangent Planning and Citizen Involvement Commission, please contact City Hall. More information is available in Chapter 2.16 of the Municipal Code, found under the Government tab on the home page of this website.

Tangent Planning Commission
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Garry Pullen

Planning Commissioner Chair

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Beth Timmons

Planning Commissioner

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Debra Brush

Planning Commissioner

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Vacant

Planning Commissioner

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Greg Jones

Planning Commissioner

  • Linn County Sheriff’s Office
    Animal Control, Emergency Preparedness, Linn County Jail. For emergencies, please dial 911.
  • Tangent Rural Fire District
    Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Prevention, Event Calendar, and Emergency Response. For emergencies, please dial 911.
  • Cascades West Ride Line
    The Cascades West Ride Line’s objective is to coordinate transportation services for eligible Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Medicaid clients traveling to and from covered non-emergency medical services.
  • Senior & Disability Services
    OCWCOG’s Senior and Disability Services department serves as both the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), and the Medicaid long-term care agency for our region of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties.
  • Medicare Resources in Other Languages
    Medicare resources for immigrant populations are available in multiple languages.
Current Planning Commission Agenda

Here is a list of past Planning Commission meeting agendas and minutes for each month as of 2024. For meeting minutes prior to 2024, please contact City Hall to obtain a copy. The Planning Commission is meeting monthly as of 2024. Use the + or signs to open and close questions and answers on each topic.

  • Linn County Sheriff’s Office
    Animal Control, Emergency Preparedness, Linn County Jail. For emergencies, please dial 911.
  • Tangent Rural Fire District
    Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Prevention, Event Calendar, and Emergency Response. For emergencies, please dial 911.
  • Cascades West Ride Line
    The Cascades West Ride Line’s objective is to coordinate transportation services for eligible Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Medicaid clients traveling to and from covered non-emergency medical services.
  • Senior & Disability Services
    OCWCOG’s Senior and Disability Services department serves as both the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), and the Medicaid long-term care agency for our region of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties.
  • Medicare Resources in Other Languages
    Medicare resources for immigrant populations are available in multiple languages.
Park & Tree Board - Agenda & Meeting Minutes

In 2023, the City of Tangent reintroduced the Park and Recreation Committee, 2024 renamed the committee to the Park and Tree Board. The board aims to promote, aid, and encourage public recreation, including developing recreation and parks. The board also serves as the tree board of Tangent and advocates for trees and resources for maintaining and encouraging tree care in public spaces for residents of Tangent to enjoy. Meetings are every other month on the third Tuesday of the month. There is one vacancy. If anyone wishes to serve on the Park & Tree Board, don't hesitate to contact City Hall.

Use the + or signs to open and close questions and answers on each topic.

Park & Tree Board
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Mathew Swenson

Park & Tree Board Chair & Council Rep

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Seaton McLennan

Park & Tree Board Member

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Debra Brush

Park & Tree Board Member

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Vacant

Park & Tree Board Member

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Joanne McLennan

Park & Tree Board Member

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