Information about county activities is widely available in local newspapers and on local radio and television. Knowing when and where county boards and commissions are meeting is a good way to be an effective participant in the government process.
Columbian newspaper calendar listings
Each week a comprehensive calendar called Public Meetings is run in the Clark County section of the Sunday Columbian that features agenda notices for the week’s upcoming meetings of the Board of Clark County Commissioners and the land-use hearings examiner.
Notices of planning commission meetings are published in the Legal Notices section 15 days prior to set hearings.
In the Wednesday’s Neighbors section of The Columbian, you’ll find a section called Land Use Review. This summarizes land-use proposals under review that are accepting comments. The same Wednesday section features a column called Calendar that lists upcoming neighborhood association meetings and other activities and meetings of interest to neighborhoods.
Oregonian newspaper calendar listings
The Living section of The Oregonian features a column called Clark County Weekly Calendar. Routinely published on Thursdays, it lists agenda information for the Board of Clark County Commissioners and land-use hearings examiner.
Clark Vancouver Cable Television (CVTV)
Available to local cable television subscribers on government Channel 23 and in the evening on Channel 21, CVTV offers a wide variety of programming to help you participate in county government. Sessions of the Board of Clark County Commissioners, land-use hearings examiners, planning commission, and Animal Control hearings are broadcast on the channel. These broadcasts are sometimes aired live and repeated at various times. Programs include Clark County Focus, a monthly interview with one of the county commissioners. Also featured is Clark County Close Up, a monthly video newsmagazine about county government events, projects, and issues that feature county employees.
Computer users can also view CVTV live over the Internet at www.cvtv.org. The Web site also includes an “on-demand” video library of previous programs including sessions of the Board of Clark County Commissioners, land use hearings, and much more.
Check with the Public Information and Outreach office at (360) 397-6012 ext. 3 (or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org) for information regarding publications and brochures about county services.