November 8, 2016 General Election
PRESS RELEASE: Anyone interested in running for an elective City office may apply for the position beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2016 and the last day to file is Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The election will be held November 8, 2016. The positions open for election this year is the office of Mayor, Council position Ward 1 and Council position Ward 2. The new terms begin January 2017.
Qualifications under the City Charter to run for Mayor or City Council are: Must be a resident of the City of Klamath Falls or area annexed to City continuously during the four (4) years immediately preceding the election. The Mayor is elected at large and Council members need to be a resident of the ward.
Any person interested in applying for the positions should contact City Recorder Elisa Olson at 500 Klamath Avenue, to obtain the necessary election manual and filing forms after May 31, 2016. Questions can be answered by calling the office of the City Recorder at 883-5316. Learn more about: CURRENT ELECTION INFORMATION
Incumbent Mayor Todd Kellstrom has officially filed for the office of Mayor for the City of Klamath Falls. He filed by Affidavit of Nomination and paid his $50.00 filing fee. Mayor Kellstrom was elected to office in 1993 and has served as Mayor since. The Mayor is elected at large by citizens within the Klamath Falls limits.
Under the City Charter, the Mayor must be a qualified elector within the meaning of the state Constitution and resident of the City of Klamath Falls or area annexed to City continuously during the four (4) years immediately preceding the election. The deadline to file is August 28, 2012.
Any person interested in applying for any of the City positions should contact City Recorder Elisa Olson at 500 Klamath Avenue, to obtain the necessary election manual and filing forms. Questions can be answered by calling the office of the City Recorder at 883-5316.
One of the largest problems facing the City is housing blight. Many houses are abandoned and without regular maintenance deteriorate to the point that the houses are no longer habitable. Other homes are vacant because the mortgage company has not yet gone through foreclosure. All of this has a negative impact on the value of homes in many neighborhoods.
Learn about how Vacant Property Registration will help prevent blight. LEARN MORE
Streets Division crews will be performing work during the hours of 6:00am to 4:30 pm (weather permitting) on Aug 22, through Aug 26, 2016 as follows:
Street Crews will be performing Maintenance on Ridgecrest Dr., Klamath Ave. and various utility cuts throughout the City.
Asphalt patching and repair on Ridgecrest Dr. August 22 and 23, 2016
Utility Street repairs City Wide on August 24 and 25, 2016
Klamath County Road Department will be “Fog Sealing” all of Stewart Lennox Subdivision August 22 and 23, 2016.
Crews will be painting crosswalks and Parking stalls on Klamath Ave. and around All City Schools beginning Tuesday Aug 23 through Friday Aug 26, 2016
- 4:00am to 7:00am, Klamath Ave. Center St. to S 12th.
- 7:00am to 2:00pm, North Eldorado Ave, Daggett to Esplanade and All City Schools.
- Melrose Water Main Upgrade Project:
- Traffic being detoured around Melrose St. between Pacific Terrace & Newcastle St.
- Traffic also being detoured around Haskins Alley between Portland St. & Earle St.
- Main St. Underpass Handrail Project:
- Pedestrians being detoured to the north side of Main St. & the east side of East Main St.
- Westbound Main St. traffic being tapered into one lane at underpass.
- Pelican Booster Project: Montelius is now open to two-way traffic, but proceed with caution because the street has not yet been re-paved.
- Klamath Union High School Renovation Project: While this is not a City project we would like citizens to know of the traffic changes and lane closures in this area while this project is going on:
- The entirety of Monclaire Street will be closed possibly to the end of the year.
- Alameda Avenue between Monclaire and Wall Street will be self-regulated (no flaggers, just signs) down to one lane during periods of low traffic volume also possibly until the end of the year.
The City would like to thank Citizens, in advance for proceeding with caution in areas where crews are working. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City of Klamath Falls Public Works Department at (541) 883-5363.working. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City of Klamath Falls Public Works Department at (541) 883-5363.