How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Ferry? The County Wants Your Help!

On Tuesday, Feb. 19 the Board of County Commissioners will hold a listening session in Canby to hear community feedback on how to reduce the funding gap for operating the ferry.

After hearing strong opposition from the public at the Jan. 15 public meeting where study findings were presented, the board decided to remove the bridge option  but stressed that a sustainable funding strategy is needed to keep the ferry in operation. Currently, running the ferry costs the county approximately $400,000 a year.

Public involvement opportunities

If you weren’t able to attend previous meetings, you still have options for your voice to be heard.

  • Send comments or questions to Project Manager Steve Williams by email to or by mail or drop-off at Development Services Building 3rd Floor, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045. 
  • Attend the Board of Commissioners Public Listening Session on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Canby Foursquare Church, 2350 SE Territorial Road, Canby

Next steps

  • The public will have an opportunity to comment and ask questions directly of County Commissioners at a public meeting in Canby Feb. 19.
  • The final report, including findings and public input, will be presented to the Board on March 12.  At that time, the board will have the option to provide direction to staff on whether to take any additional action.

Details of the upcoming meetings are listed below. For more information about the feasibility study, please visit We also encourage you to share this information with neighbors and friends who you think might be interested.  Thank you for your interest in this important project.

Board of Commissioners Public Listening Session

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Canby Foursquare Church: 2350 SE Territorial Road, Canby (map)
  • Public encouraged to attend, comment and ask questions

 Board of Commissioners Policy Session

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Board Hearing Room: 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City (map)
  • Public welcome to attend to listen

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