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City Council
Annexations, SAB Appointments, Legislative Priorities and more

On Tuesday, July 15, the City Council will hold its next regular meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.
At this meeting, Council will discuss legislative objectives identified by the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) and name its top four. As a starting point, Mayor Studebaker has proposed the following four priorities that could benefit the City of Lake Oswego and have some chance of passage:
  • Increased flexibility in use of lodging taxes.
  • Allow for price comparison when procuring architect and engineering services.
  • Enhance mental health services to take some of the burden off police and communities.
  • Require earlier submission of last best offer in labor negotiations to provide an opportunity to settle without paying unnecessary arbitration fees.
Council will also hold two annexation hearings:
  • To consider annexing to the City a 1.73-acre parcel located at 14061 Goodall Road. This hearing will be continued to the July 29 Council Meeting. 
  • To consider annexing to the City a 0.23-acre parcel located at 18430 Pilkington Road.
In addition, Council will consider approving an explanatory statement for the November 4, 2014, General Election Voters’ Pamphlet for the ballot measure amending Section 40 of the Lake Oswego Charter.  Currently, this section of the Charter prohibits the City from authorizing construction of a “major road” or “major road expansion” without first publishing notice and notifying abutting property owners. If within 30 days 25 or more registered City voters sign documents requesting an election, a measure must be referred to a city-wide ballot asking for voter approval of the project. The proposed amendments would modify the signature requirement and re-define what qualifies as a “major road expansion.” 
Additional agenda items include a discussion of options for filling Council vacancies;  the appointments of Lisa Adatto and Richard Canaday to the Sustainability Advisory Board for three‐year terms; consideration of an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement with the Riverdale Fire District to continue to provide fire and emergency medical service to the district; and discuss new debt management policies intended to limit debt, formally implement best financial practices, and recognize that the City uses debt other than General Obligation bonds such as regular bank loans and full faith and credit debt. 
For a full agenda, plus detailed information regarding the topics above, please see the July 15 Interactive Agenda.

Budget Committee Openings

The City is looking for citizen members to serve on the Budget Committee.  The Budget Committee annually reviews the City's budget. It consists of seven citizen members that serve alongside the Mayor and City Council. Meetings are held as needed (usually March - May) and member terms are for three years.  Additional information and an application can be found at:  https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/webforms/budget-committee-application
Car and Boat Show August 17

Day 24 of the 93 Days of Summer
69 More Fun Things On The Way!

Since the beginning of summer, we have been sharing entertaining things to do in Lake Oswego. We'll continue sharing the fun over the 93 days of summer - concerts, hikes, boat and car shows, historic tours, and much more! So grab your sunscreen and get ready to spend summer in Lake Oswego!
Access these 93 Days of Summer by going to City of Lake Oswego’s Facebook page (City-of-Lake-Oswego-Local-Government) and “Like”ing it, or by following us on Twitter @LakeOswegoInfo.
Enjoy your summer of fun! 

Photo Contest
It's all about places, people and pets!

Photographers are invited to enter their best images in the Sixth Annual City of Lake Oswego Photo Contest. Send in your best photos for a chance to win! In each category: first place winners will receive a $100 gift card; second place winners a $50 gift card; and third place winners a $25 gift card. 
Entries need to be submitted by 5 p.m., Thursday, September 4.  Contest details.

Lake Oswego City Councilors

The City of Lake Oswego has a mayor and six councilors, all elected city-wide. Meet your Mayor and City Councilors

Public Hearing for Wizer Block

The developer for the proposed Block 137 (Wizer) development has recently submitted a revised application to address concerns raised at prior Development Review Commission meetings. The revised plan has three separate four-story buildings including 36,500 square feet of quality retail and 207 higher-end residential units. The project will stay below the 60-foot height limitation for downtown and would include 397 parking spaces on two levels of below-grade parking and 26 adjacent on-street parking spaces.
The Development Review Commission will hold its first hearing on Monday, July 21, starting at 6pm. 

Block Party!
Come and say Hello

The City is encouraging residents to get to know their neighbors, and we think the best way to do this is to have a party!  Tuesday, August 5 - National Night Out - is a perfect day for a party. If you’re one of the first 20 neighborhoods to register with the City, your party will receive a visit by a fire truck or police squad car, maybe even a K9!  To make it even better, these fire fighters and police officers will come bearing gifts! Read more and register.

Watch City Council Meetings Live Online and on Cable TV
Link directly to agenda topics that interest you

In an effort to improve the viewing experience and ease of access, the City is using Granicus for City Council meetings. Granicus gives you side-by-side viewing - you can view the agenda and link to related materials as you watch the meeting. Viewers can stream broadcasts live during the meeting or access the video archive at any time through the website. Archived videos will feature index points that allow the viewer to quickly jump exactly to the agenda topic in which they are most interested. 
To check out the new system, look for the “interactive agenda” option as part of the next Council meeting or go to Streaming Video.
City Council meetings are also broadcast live on Tualatin Valley Community Television (TVCTV) Channel 23, 28 or 30.  In addition, the meetings are rebroadcast throughout the following week. Viewing information
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