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November 8, 2016 General Election

History-klamath-fallsPRESS 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

Distress-aphotoHousing Blight

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

Street Maintenance


Streets Division crews will be performing work during the hours of 6:00 am to 4:30 pm (weather permitting) on Aug 29, through Sept 2, 2016 as follows:

Street Maintenance:

Street Crews will be performing an asphalt overlay August 29, 2016 in the 600 and 700 blocks of Owens Street. Access and parking will be limited.

Asphalt patching and utility cuts city wide August 30 and September 1, 2016.

Asphalt overlay on Arnold Way on August 31, 2016.

To Be Determined: Removal of pedestrian barriers on Main St. between East Main and Spring St.

Street Striping:

Crews will be painting school crossings, parking stalls, crosswalks, arrows, bike symbols and curbs in the Downtown Core, at all City schools, Lakeshore Drive and New Way beginning Tuesday Aug 30 through Friday Sept 2, 2016 4:00am to 2:30pm.

To Be Determined - New Striping configuration on Main St. between East Main St. and Spring Street.


  • 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 still 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.
  • Brotherton Pipeline working for Avista in Mills Addition. Expect delays on the following streets.
    • Owens Street between Eberlein and Reclamation.
    • Division Street between Eberlein and Reclamation.
    • Alleys in between these areas.

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.