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City Council
Transportation System Plan, SW Employment Area, and more!

On Tuesday, July 1, the City Council will hold its next regular meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
At this meeting, Council will hold a public hearing for the draft Transportation System Plan (TSP). The TSP – adopted in 1997 and no longer current - is part of the Comprehensive Plan and is required to be updated to be consistent with that Plan. The draft TSP contains the same goals and policies as those found in the Connected Community Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan adopted by the City Council on March 18, 2014. The updated TSP will be used to:
  • Identify capital needs to make a complete transportation system
  • Ascertain the functional classification of a road
  • Determine a street’s typical section
  • Calculate right‐of‐way dedication needed
  • Establish public improvements needed for development application
  • Evaluate proposals for new transit services
  • Coordinate construction projects
  • Identify safety improvements
  • Increase project eligibility for funding
Acting as the Lake Oswego Public Contract Review Board, the Council will consider amending a public improvement contract with Emery & Sons Construction, Inc. (relating to the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership) for construction of finished water pipelines - Schedule 5, to include construction of B Avenue Storm System Upgrades. The original contract, approved last fall included construction of a segment of buried water pipeline that was predicated on construction of a new water pipeline under Oswego Lake (Schedule 4). Due to high cost, the City re-tooled the plan and instead is now proceeding with design of an around-the-lake (“ATL”) option. A segment of this ATL option requires construction of approximately 3,870 feet of new 42‐inch diameter potable water pipeline in B Avenue from State Street to 9th Street.  The waterline work presented the opportunity for the City to construct storm water system upgrades on B Avenue.
Council will also consider awarding a Personal Service Contract to David Evans and Associates, Inc. for the development of a district plan for the Southwest Employment Area of Lake Oswego. The Southwest Employment Area of Lake Oswego is located in the southwestern quadrant of the city, next to I-5 and Boones Ferry Road.  The planning effort will look at the land use, infrastructure, urban design, and transportation aspects of the area, and will seek to create a community‐driven plan that removes barriers to private investment and enhances opportunities for redevelopment and high quality job creation.
The Council will also be asked to approve a resolution referring to the voters a 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.”  Referring a ballot measure amending Section 40 is a 2014 Council goal. 
The Council will also discuss proposed amendments to the Community Development Code (CDC); options for filling Council vacancies; a resolution renewing a contract between the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center and Clackamas County Social Services that approves funding for social services for seniors; and the purchase of a new Pierce Velocity 105' Aerial Ladder Truck for the Fire Department. 
For a full agenda, plus detailed information regarding the topics above, please see the July 1 Interactive Agenda.

Day 10 of the 93 Days of Summer
83 More Fun Things Coming Your Way!

Since the beginning of summer (June 21), 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.

Water Quality Report 

Did you know your drinking water is tested every day to ensure it meets drinking water standards? More than 150 constituents are regularly sampled, both before and after the water is treated. As reported each year, the news is good; all water quality samples collected by the water system met State and Federal Drinking Water Regulations.
Read your Water Quality Report online. For a free printed copy, please call

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 and 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.

SW Employment Area Plan
Apply to Serve on Advisory Committee

The City Council is seeking community members to serve on an advisory committee for the Southwest Employment Area district plan project.  The advisory committee will meet approximately five times over one year to help develop a plan for the commercial and industrial area at the southwest corner of Lake Oswego. Applications can be filled out online and are being accepted through July 11.
For more details, go to Boards & Commissions or contact the City Manager’s Office at 503-635-0215. 

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

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
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