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We want to answer any questions you may have about city policy, decisions or other actions. This is also where you can ask general questions about services, projects and/or upcoming events.

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Do you have a question for the City, or maybe you’ve heard something you want clarified? We can help!

We want to answer any questions you may have about city policy, decisions or other actions. This is also where you can ask general questions about services, projects and/or upcoming events.

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  • Share Pavements! We need a pavement plan covering three years and to be available to us so we can anticipate new topping or new surfaces for the streets. Klickitat is terrible; 16th from Klickitat to McIntosh especially the traffic circle are both in terrible condition. on Facebook Share Pavements! We need a pavement plan covering three years and to be available to us so we can anticipate new topping or new surfaces for the streets. Klickitat is terrible; 16th from Klickitat to McIntosh especially the traffic circle are both in terrible condition. on Twitter Share Pavements! We need a pavement plan covering three years and to be available to us so we can anticipate new topping or new surfaces for the streets. Klickitat is terrible; 16th from Klickitat to McIntosh especially the traffic circle are both in terrible condition. on Linkedin Email Pavements! We need a pavement plan covering three years and to be available to us so we can anticipate new topping or new surfaces for the streets. Klickitat is terrible; 16th from Klickitat to McIntosh especially the traffic circle are both in terrible condition. link

    Pavements! We need a pavement plan covering three years and to be available to us so we can anticipate new topping or new surfaces for the streets. Klickitat is terrible; 16th from Klickitat to McIntosh especially the traffic circle are both in terrible condition.

    PColl asked 5 days ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas and thank you for your comments. Crews are hoping to be able to do a grind/inlay on the street and roundabout on Klickitat south of 16th later this summer. Please note, this is dependent on funding being available at that time. 

  • Share NW 16th Avenue in Camas past the school heading up the hill is in desperate need of improvement. There are hundreds of small pacthed up holes, or existing holes in that small part of the roadway. Is there a plan to work on this improvement? on Facebook Share NW 16th Avenue in Camas past the school heading up the hill is in desperate need of improvement. There are hundreds of small pacthed up holes, or existing holes in that small part of the roadway. Is there a plan to work on this improvement? on Twitter Share NW 16th Avenue in Camas past the school heading up the hill is in desperate need of improvement. There are hundreds of small pacthed up holes, or existing holes in that small part of the roadway. Is there a plan to work on this improvement? on Linkedin Email NW 16th Avenue in Camas past the school heading up the hill is in desperate need of improvement. There are hundreds of small pacthed up holes, or existing holes in that small part of the roadway. Is there a plan to work on this improvement? link

    NW 16th Avenue in Camas past the school heading up the hill is in desperate need of improvement. There are hundreds of small pacthed up holes, or existing holes in that small part of the roadway. Is there a plan to work on this improvement?

    Joanna asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas, and thank you for your question. Work on NW 16th Avenue is scheduled for this summer. Crews will be working on an asphalt grind/inlay on 16th between Brady and Hood.

  • Share Where does the City stand on allowing personal fireworks in 2024 considering the possibility of a higher than normal fire danger? on Facebook Share Where does the City stand on allowing personal fireworks in 2024 considering the possibility of a higher than normal fire danger? on Twitter Share Where does the City stand on allowing personal fireworks in 2024 considering the possibility of a higher than normal fire danger? on Linkedin Email Where does the City stand on allowing personal fireworks in 2024 considering the possibility of a higher than normal fire danger? link

    Where does the City stand on allowing personal fireworks in 2024 considering the possibility of a higher than normal fire danger?

    Slaz asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas and thank you for your question. As of right now, fireworks are legal in Camas. Each year when fireworks season rolls around our Fire Dept., in conjunction with other officials in Clark County will determine if the weather conditions signify a high risk for the possibility of fires. If that is determined, the City can ban fireworks for that specific time period, and we have done so in the past. Please note, the City Council is currently discussing fireworks, and if additional regulations are needed. You can voice your concerns by reaching out to your specific Council member ( https://www.cityofcamas.us/citycouncil/page/city-council-members) or by sending an email to administration@cityofcamas.us. Sending a comment to that address will ensure that is it seen by Council and City Administration. 

  • Share Is there a plan for a side walk on Crown Pt. Rd between 3rd Ave and from NE Province? on Facebook Share Is there a plan for a side walk on Crown Pt. Rd between 3rd Ave and from NE Province? on Twitter Share Is there a plan for a side walk on Crown Pt. Rd between 3rd Ave and from NE Province? on Linkedin Email Is there a plan for a side walk on Crown Pt. Rd between 3rd Ave and from NE Province? link

    Is there a plan for a side walk on Crown Pt. Rd between 3rd Ave and from NE Province?

    SMG asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas and thank you for your question. While these improvements are listed in the City’s long range plan, there is no secured or planned funding at this time.

  • Share I would like to know what is the plan for fixing our roads. Other than planning for the new bridge and the roundabouts, what are you planning for the roads. They are getting worse and worse. It seems like there is some patching done here and there, but nothing important. on Facebook Share I would like to know what is the plan for fixing our roads. Other than planning for the new bridge and the roundabouts, what are you planning for the roads. They are getting worse and worse. It seems like there is some patching done here and there, but nothing important. on Twitter Share I would like to know what is the plan for fixing our roads. Other than planning for the new bridge and the roundabouts, what are you planning for the roads. They are getting worse and worse. It seems like there is some patching done here and there, but nothing important. on Linkedin Email I would like to know what is the plan for fixing our roads. Other than planning for the new bridge and the roundabouts, what are you planning for the roads. They are getting worse and worse. It seems like there is some patching done here and there, but nothing important. link

    I would like to know what is the plan for fixing our roads. Other than planning for the new bridge and the roundabouts, what are you planning for the roads. They are getting worse and worse. It seems like there is some patching done here and there, but nothing important.

    Livia asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas and thank you for your question. Technically the projects you referenced, and street preservation are two different areas, and are completed with different funds. Currently, the City of Camas has a budget of around $1 million per year to spend on street preservation and maintenance. As you might imagine, that goes quickly in a City our size, with as many miles of roads that we have. As such, we prioritize areas for preservation each year. To preserve/repair more roads, we would need to increase funding for that area, which currently means we would need to pull from other general services.  

  • Share Hello, I would like to know if a food cart is allowed in the City of Camas? on Facebook Share Hello, I would like to know if a food cart is allowed in the City of Camas? on Twitter Share Hello, I would like to know if a food cart is allowed in the City of Camas? on Linkedin Email Hello, I would like to know if a food cart is allowed in the City of Camas? link

    Hello, I would like to know if a food cart is allowed in the City of Camas?

    Rubi asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. The short answer is yes, but with some caveats. If you're interested in parking a food truck/cart temporarily, then you would need a Temporary Use Permit. 

    For more permanent type of food trucks, or food trucks that would like to stay in place longer than 6 months, and if the zoning allows for it, then a Site Plan Review, Design Review, and potentially Critical Area and SEPA Review would be required. Essentially, it would be treated the same as if it were a small building where we look at parking, landscaping, infrastructure, access, etc.  

    The best bet is to speak with a member of our Planning Department to help you determine what works best for you, while following all City regulations. You can reach the Dept. at 360-817-1568  or communitydevelopment@cityofcamas.us

  • Share With the recent increase of crime in Camas, what are the plans to increase the police presence and improve the response times to help keep our city safe? In the past 5 weeks, I have had my backyard neighbor broken into, a neighbor one more street over broken into, a weird guy arrested jumping into a neighbors back yard 4 doors down and experienced a scary unsafe event one Sunday night at Walmart. We deserve to feel safe! on Facebook Share With the recent increase of crime in Camas, what are the plans to increase the police presence and improve the response times to help keep our city safe? In the past 5 weeks, I have had my backyard neighbor broken into, a neighbor one more street over broken into, a weird guy arrested jumping into a neighbors back yard 4 doors down and experienced a scary unsafe event one Sunday night at Walmart. We deserve to feel safe! on Twitter Share With the recent increase of crime in Camas, what are the plans to increase the police presence and improve the response times to help keep our city safe? In the past 5 weeks, I have had my backyard neighbor broken into, a neighbor one more street over broken into, a weird guy arrested jumping into a neighbors back yard 4 doors down and experienced a scary unsafe event one Sunday night at Walmart. We deserve to feel safe! on Linkedin Email With the recent increase of crime in Camas, what are the plans to increase the police presence and improve the response times to help keep our city safe? In the past 5 weeks, I have had my backyard neighbor broken into, a neighbor one more street over broken into, a weird guy arrested jumping into a neighbors back yard 4 doors down and experienced a scary unsafe event one Sunday night at Walmart. We deserve to feel safe! link

    With the recent increase of crime in Camas, what are the plans to increase the police presence and improve the response times to help keep our city safe? In the past 5 weeks, I have had my backyard neighbor broken into, a neighbor one more street over broken into, a weird guy arrested jumping into a neighbors back yard 4 doors down and experienced a scary unsafe event one Sunday night at Walmart. We deserve to feel safe!

    Jenn asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. The Camas Police Department is responsive and has several open investigations currently underway. It is important to our team to do everything in our power to follow investigative leads and strive to arrest those responsible for crimes committed in our community. Our team shares information across shifts and assignments to identify perpetrators and interdict crimes before they can occur. Our team remains aware of recent criminal acts and proactively conducts visible patrols to interdict and deter criminal acts. We rely on the community to help us by calling dispatch when there is a public safety issue and to share information when a crime has occurred; we find our Camas community is a great partner in this regard.

    Camas remains one of the safest Cities west of the Rocky Mountains which is outlined in this recent compilation of crime statistics published by the Washington Association of Sheriff’s and Chiefs:  Crime in Washington 2022-compressed.pdf 07-2023.pdf (waspc.org) Camas statistics are outlined on page 139 of the document.

    We will continue to monitor crime trends and other measurements while assessing the staffing of the police department to assess when and how the police department needs to grow as the community grows.

  • Share Can Camas put together another rec center plan? Even though the last measure did not pass from the voters, there was a lot of community support for an indoor pool and rec center, but the last plan got too expensive because of all the other parts of the plan such as sports fields and all. Camas is a growing city and the addition of a rec center with an indoor pool, community center, and fitness center would bring a lot of value. on Facebook Share Can Camas put together another rec center plan? Even though the last measure did not pass from the voters, there was a lot of community support for an indoor pool and rec center, but the last plan got too expensive because of all the other parts of the plan such as sports fields and all. Camas is a growing city and the addition of a rec center with an indoor pool, community center, and fitness center would bring a lot of value. on Twitter Share Can Camas put together another rec center plan? Even though the last measure did not pass from the voters, there was a lot of community support for an indoor pool and rec center, but the last plan got too expensive because of all the other parts of the plan such as sports fields and all. Camas is a growing city and the addition of a rec center with an indoor pool, community center, and fitness center would bring a lot of value. on Linkedin Email Can Camas put together another rec center plan? Even though the last measure did not pass from the voters, there was a lot of community support for an indoor pool and rec center, but the last plan got too expensive because of all the other parts of the plan such as sports fields and all. Camas is a growing city and the addition of a rec center with an indoor pool, community center, and fitness center would bring a lot of value. link

    Can Camas put together another rec center plan? Even though the last measure did not pass from the voters, there was a lot of community support for an indoor pool and rec center, but the last plan got too expensive because of all the other parts of the plan such as sports fields and all. Camas is a growing city and the addition of a rec center with an indoor pool, community center, and fitness center would bring a lot of value.

    Rachel Wilmoth asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. The adopted FY2023-24 budget included funding to complete a pool planning process along with an evaluation of the Camas Community Center. These two projects also included the need to add staffing resources (i.e. new Project Manager) to the Parks & Rec. Department. Currently, all new positions in the adopted FY2023-24 budget are on-hold, which also places these two projects on-hold for now. Council is planning a pool discussion Dec. 18, and at that time, they may provide staff with more resources and/or direction.

     

  • Share Where in line is the replacement for the camas pool? I notice smaller towns have either a pool or splash pad for their children. I would like to think Camas has the funds to provide a place for our children. on Facebook Share Where in line is the replacement for the camas pool? I notice smaller towns have either a pool or splash pad for their children. I would like to think Camas has the funds to provide a place for our children. on Twitter Share Where in line is the replacement for the camas pool? I notice smaller towns have either a pool or splash pad for their children. I would like to think Camas has the funds to provide a place for our children. on Linkedin Email Where in line is the replacement for the camas pool? I notice smaller towns have either a pool or splash pad for their children. I would like to think Camas has the funds to provide a place for our children. link

    Where in line is the replacement for the camas pool? I notice smaller towns have either a pool or splash pad for their children. I would like to think Camas has the funds to provide a place for our children.

    Paula Buhman asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. Many community members miss our former pool at Crown Park. Camas City Council recognizes that, and approved funding in the FY 2023-24 budget to complete pool planning work, which will occur in 2024. This project will help provide community feedback, and the result of this conversation will inform capital priorities for Council to act on.

  • Share Where can we submit comments on fireworks use in Camas? My family had a bad experience last year that involved damage to our house and property from neighbors fireworks that were perfectly legal. I would like to see a more sensible "safe and sane" restrictions like Washougal. Between wildfire danger and the now very Suburban nature of Camas neighborhoods, the anything goes Washington State fireworks restrictions no longer seems appropriate. on Facebook Share Where can we submit comments on fireworks use in Camas? My family had a bad experience last year that involved damage to our house and property from neighbors fireworks that were perfectly legal. I would like to see a more sensible "safe and sane" restrictions like Washougal. Between wildfire danger and the now very Suburban nature of Camas neighborhoods, the anything goes Washington State fireworks restrictions no longer seems appropriate. on Twitter Share Where can we submit comments on fireworks use in Camas? My family had a bad experience last year that involved damage to our house and property from neighbors fireworks that were perfectly legal. I would like to see a more sensible "safe and sane" restrictions like Washougal. Between wildfire danger and the now very Suburban nature of Camas neighborhoods, the anything goes Washington State fireworks restrictions no longer seems appropriate. on Linkedin Email Where can we submit comments on fireworks use in Camas? My family had a bad experience last year that involved damage to our house and property from neighbors fireworks that were perfectly legal. I would like to see a more sensible "safe and sane" restrictions like Washougal. Between wildfire danger and the now very Suburban nature of Camas neighborhoods, the anything goes Washington State fireworks restrictions no longer seems appropriate. link

    Where can we submit comments on fireworks use in Camas? My family had a bad experience last year that involved damage to our house and property from neighbors fireworks that were perfectly legal. I would like to see a more sensible "safe and sane" restrictions like Washougal. Between wildfire danger and the now very Suburban nature of Camas neighborhoods, the anything goes Washington State fireworks restrictions no longer seems appropriate.

    camasfam asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. The best way to submit a comment to the Mayor and Council concerning fireworks, would be to send an email to administration@cityofcamas.us. You can also comment in-person at any Camas City Council Workshop or Regular Meeting. The next Workshop and Meeting will take place July 3 in Camas City Hall.

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