Oakridge, the Center of Oregon Outdoor Recreation where families and businesses live and grow, work and play, learn and dream in a safe and sustainable community, is the mountain biking capital of the Northwest. With a council-manager form of government adopted in 1972, the City’s 3,205 residents enjoy a strong supportive government working in cooperation with:
Lane County www.co.lane.or.us/
the Lane Council of Governments www.lcog.org/
Lane Regional Air Protection Agency www.lrapa.org/
various agencies of the State of Oregon www.oregon.gov/ and various agencies of the Federal Government.
Oakridge is a full service city providing street, water, wastewater, and park utilities; police, fire, and ambulance services; library, economic development, planning/zoning, and administrative services. The city is funded by property taxes, franchise and other fees. Special projects are funded through grants and loans. Over the last 8 years, the City has received almost $11 million in grants and loans for such projects as a built out water system to putting a video camera into a police car. The City has an annual budget of over $7 million