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January 20, 2017, 3:02 PM

The stormwater sewer system in the City of Lake Oswego discharges the City’s stormwater runoff into local creeks and rivers. These discharges are regulated and covered by a permit that is issued by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The current permit expires March 1, 2017. The City is required to submit a permit renewal application to renew the permit for another five years.

The permit renewal package consists of four elements. The City requested comments on the first element in late December 2016.

Now, we want your comments about the second and third elements of the permit renewal package.

This topic will be open for your comments until February 18th, 2017.

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December 27, 2016, 10:02 AM

Lake Oswego’s new councilors will take the oath of office at the January 3 Council meeting. On January 14, the Lake Oswego City Council will meet to set goals for 2017. In preparation, the Mayor and Council invite the community to participate and provide input at an informal Council Open House and on the Open City Hall online platform.

The Open House will be held on Thursday, January 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Babica Hen Restaurant, located at 15964 Boones Ferry Rd. The Council invites you to drop in, visit with councilors in a relaxed, round table setting, and share your thoughts for the upcoming year.

For reference, see the full list of the Council's 2016 adopted goals.

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December 30, 2015, 10:52 AM

On January 9, the Lake Oswego City Council will meet to set their goals for 2016. In preparation, the Mayor and Council are inviting the community to participate and provide input via Open City Hall, our online forum at http://www.peakdemocracy.com/3339.

You can also share you input at an informal open house on Thursday, January 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Palisades Building (1500 Greentree Road). The Council invites you to drop in, visit with Councilors in a relaxed setting at round tables, have a treat, and share your thoughts for the upcoming year.

You can read about the City Council's 2015 goals at http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/2015-city-council-goals-and-policies.

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September 3, 2015, 5:04 PM

In November 2014, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 91, which decriminalized the personal growing and use of certain amounts of recreational marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older.  On June 30, 2015, House Bill (HB) 3400 was signed into law which made some important changes to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act and Measure 91.  Under HB 3400, the Lake Oswego City Council may adopt an ordinance banning medical marijuana processors and dispensaries, or recreational marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers.  However, the ordinance must be referred to Lake Oswego voters at the November 2016 general election. 

On September 15, the City Council will be considering an ordinance to ban medical and recreational marijuana facilities that would be referred to the voters in the November 2016 general election.  Would you support the Council adopting this ordinance so that the citizens of Lake Oswego can vote on whether to ban marijuana facilities within the city?

Share your opinion and thoughts at http://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/55/Forum_224/Issue_3025.

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May 12, 2015, 11:28 AM

The Lake Oswego City Council has adopted a goal to "convene a community dialog on the tree code to identify better ways to meet the intent of the code while responding to residents' desire for less stringent regulation; review the tree code overall."  As a major step towards this goal, the Council is hosting an urban forestry summit on Saturday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m.to noon at the Adult Community Center.  Members of the community are encouraged to register soon via the City's website at www.lakeoswego.city/trees

On the virtual Open City Hall forum, please share your thoughts on the City's existing tree regulations and how the City can help the community maintain a healthy urban forest.

 

 

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April 20, 2015, 5:13 PM

The City's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) forecasts the community's upcoming capital project needs (such as roads, water and sewer pipes, and facilities), over a six-year period based on various long-range plans, goals and policies. The 2015-16 to 2020-21 CIP prioritizes the capital infrastructure needs for the City by scheduling projects within a six-year window as determined by projections of available funds within the General Fund and Utility Funds.  Projects are listed by their type (such as parks and open spaces, pavement, or pathways) and are listed by funded or unfunded. 

Please take a moment to look at the list of projects and let the City Council and Budget Committee know what your priorities are: http://www.peakdemocracy.com/2637

 

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January 9, 2015, 11:50 AM

Consistent with the 2004 East End Redevelopment Plan, the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency (LORA) is planning a mixed use development project on the north side of B Avenue at First Street.  This project is envisioned to be an anchor for the First Street retail core in downtown and create a northern bookend to the successful Lake View Village and Millennium Plaza developments.

For project summary, background, and materials, please visit the North Anchor Project webpage

The LORA Board in partnership with FAN-Forest Hills and Evergreen Neighborhood Associations, and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Leadership Forum on Saturday, January 31 to receive input on the project prior to moving forward with a Request for Qualifications from developers.  For more information about the Forum, visit the project webpage.  Can’t attend the Forum? The LORA Board still wants your input!

  1. What would you like to see developed on the North Anchor properties that would benefit downtown and our community?
  2. What would you not like to see as part of this new development?

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December 19, 2014, 12:48 PM

On January 10, the City Council will meet to set their goals for 2015.  In preparation, the Mayor and Council are inviting the community to participate and provide input via open City Hall and at an informal Town Hall and Community Reception. Visit http://www.peakdemocracy.com/2357 to share your ideas and comments online.

The Town Hall and Community Reception will be held on January 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Adult Community Center.  Rather than formal testimony, the Council invites you to drop in, visit with Councilors in a relaxed setting at round tables, have a treat, and share your thoughts for the upcoming year.

  • What do you want the Council to focus on in 2015?  How would like to be involved or participate in those goals?
  • What issues or opportunities should the Council keep in mind as they set goals for 2015 and beyond?

Are there goals from the previous year that they should continue to work on? A full list of the Council’s adopted goals and policies are online at http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/2014-city-council-goals-and-policies.

Thank you for participating!

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October 7, 2014, 3:50 PM

The Planning Commission would like your input on which planning projects should be prioritized for 2015.

Many projects have been identified by the Planning Commission and/or City Council as future work items, and the Commission would like you to identify your top priorities from this list by completing a short survey on Open City Hall.

Click on Read More below to review the list of projects and provide your input on Open City Hall. Your responses will be shared with the Planning Commission for their October 27 work session on 2015 Goals.

With community input, the Commission will then recommend a set of 2015 planning goals for City Council review and direction at the Council’s 2015 Goal Setting meeting in January. Click here for more information on the Commission's goals and how to share your comments.

 

 

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April 29, 2014, 1:31 PM

There is still time to let the Budget Committee know what you think about the City's 2014-15 Proposed Budget: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/open-city-hall

On May 1, the Budget Committee will continue their review of the City's 2014-15 Budget. Among the topics the Budget Committee will be discussing are options for funding the replacement of the City's Public Works Operations Facility, city staffing levels and projections, and capital improvement projects.  The Committee will also convene as the Redevelopment Agency's Budget Committee in order to review and approve the agency's Budget.

The Budget Committee consists of the City's seven elected officials and seven appointed citizens. In addition to taking public testimony at the meeting, the Budget Committee considers the citizen input that is provided through online comments.

You can read the City Manager's Budget Message and review the Proposed Budget online at: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/finance/proposed-budget-2014-15-fiscal-year.

Budget Committee agendas and materials are available online at http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_bc.

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April 17, 2014, 4:31 PM

The City's Proposed Budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year is now online and available for review. The Budget Committee, made up of the City's seven elected officials and seven appointed citizens, will begin their review of the Budget on April 22.  In addition to taking public testimony at the meeting, the Budget Committee encourages citizen feedback through online comments.

You can read the City Manager's Budget Message and review the Proposed Budget online at: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/finance/proposed-budget-2014-15-fiscal-year.

Budget Committee agendas and materials will also be available online at http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_bc.

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