Press Release



Recently, the St. Helens City Council was in consensus to merge the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission (BPC) with the Parks Commission (PC).  The purpose of the merge was to take a more collaborative approach in addressing the needs of our parks and bicycle/pedestrian paths and trails.  In recent years, the BPC has struggled to attain new members.  The Council values the contributions that the BPC members provide and wants to continue their participation in making recommendations to the City Council for improvements to paths and trails and, since many of those paths and trails are in parks, they felt that the merge only made sense. 

The St. Helens Municipal Code Chapters 2.16 and 2.64 are currently under review.  The Council will adopt an ordinance at a future regular session meeting to reflect the changes.

 This email is to inform all interested parties that the St. Helens Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission will no longer be meeting.  However, you are welcome to attend the Parks Commission meeting which is currently scheduled for the second Monday of every even month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 265 Strand Street, St. Helens.  Their next meeting is scheduled for August 13.  The facility is handicap accessible.  If special accommodations are needed, please contact City Hall at 503-397-6272 at least 72 hours in advance.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reply to this email.

 Please update your public meetings calendar.

 Thank you,




Kathy Payne, CMC

City Recorder / Human Resources

City of St. Helens | PO Box 278 | St. Helens, OR 97051 | 503.366.8217 |


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City of St. Helens

PO Box 278

St. Helens, OR 97051

Phone: 503-397-6272

Fax: 503-397-4016


Kathy Payne, CMC

City Recorder/HR

Phone: 503-366-8217

Fax: 503-397-4016