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Kim Simons outside LO December 9, 2017, 5:31 AM

My son has swum for five years at the LO pool, which is overused and decrepit. We travel extensively to meets all over the region and we spent too much money outside of our own community. Over the last five years, we've spent countless nights in hotel rooms and spent money at restaurants and stores in places like Corvallis, Gresham, Beaverton, and Federal Way, Washington. While a 50-meter pool might not "earn" money for the city directly, the indirect impact on the city is notable. Hundreds, literally hundreds, of families attend a swim meet over 2 to 4 days. LOSC currently hosts three small meets a year; the number and quality of meets a 50-meter pool could host would bring in a huge amount of money to the city for a state or regional level meet/tournament for club, school district/state, Masters, Special Olympics, and water polo. I find it really disappointing that Lake Oswego is "the place to be" and yet every other community surrounding us has better facilities!

Alexandrea Baker inside Palisades December 8, 2017, 6:31 AM

My sons have just started in the Water Polo program, and love it. It is a great group of people, and I can see my older son doing it for life. I'd really like the city to focus on a new pool for the community. Since joining the team we've been to other facilities for tournaments, and I can see now how much use these other facilities have from their surrounding communities. I'd love for more people to want to go to the pool and enjoy swimming locally without having to drive 30 mins outside of town. Thank you!
Baker Family, Lake Haven Dr

Name not shown inside Holly Orchard December 7, 2017, 2:09 PM

As a parent of child on the LOWPO team, I strongly advocate for a new aquatics facility. Water polo has literally changed my daughter this fall. She has benefited immensely from being part of a team and the physical aspects of the sport. In any prior land sport she's participated in, she's been very passive. She's comfortable in the water and finally has found a sport she can excel at, and she plans to participate through high school and even is talking about college. She's more confident and has discovered a motivation for eating healthier and regular exercise. Further, she's working on recruiting more LOJ participants to the sport so that the LOHS team can excel as the Lake Ridge team has.

Knowing the disrepair and the heavy demand for our current facility, we would financially support this project.

Donna Parry outside LO December 7, 2017, 9:12 AM

Please consider a new pool facility for Lake Oswego District

Aaron Bayne inside Rosewood December 6, 2017, 7:39 PM

My name is Aaron Bayne and I live in the Rivergrove area of LO and I would like to voice my opinion about a new aquatics facility. I am a CYO swim coach, a life long swimmer, and my children swim at the LO pool through CYO and water polo. I grew up in Texas where we had a central community 50 meter pool for swimming and water polo and diving. Partly due to the facilities, we were well known for all of our swim related teams and had multiple kids receiving collegiate scholarships yearly for swimming. Swimming is a lifelong sport and great for seniors, rehabilitation, children, and all level of athletes. A 50 meter pool would be a signature community location that is fairly unique in oregon and would be a source of community fitness and pride. I would strongly support this and see only benefits for our community.

Tessan Wess inside Mountain Park December 6, 2017, 2:42 PM

New Aquatics Facility or renovated aquatics facilities. I would like to voice my support for a new or renovated aquatics facility. Those who have student athletes who are swimmers and water polo players can all attest to the state of disrepair the current facility is in. Given the stature of our community and our district's athletic programs, its not fitting to have the facility we have for our community and our guests. This is not only a benefit for the athletes on swim teams and water polo teams. A new or improved facility will undoubtedly generate more revenue through offered parks and rec swim/aquatic offerings for infants, youth, adults and seniors.

Ryan Kovac inside McVey-South Shore December 5, 2017, 8:45 PM

I would like for the city to open up discussions on short term rentals for residents. It allows our excellent citizens to be representatives of our great city. I hope we can allow an avenue for good hosts to share their home with good travelers. Please open it to discussion.

Name not shown inside Lake Grove December 5, 2017, 6:12 PM

Short term rentals in LO. Please re-consider allowing these as they are a great boon to the city. I realize that the statutes indicate they should not be allowed, but these statutes should be updated to contemporary standards. There are a ton of reasons for allowing short term rentals and almost none for NOT allowing them. Haven't heard a convincing reason yet for why they would not be allowed.

Tina Kraft inside Bryant December 5, 2017, 4:55 PM

Dear City Counsel,
I would like to encourage the counsel to approve short term rentals in Lake Oswego. I have been a host for the last three years and a resident for the past 17 years. My guests have come from all over the world to visit our beautiful city! Ihave maintained a five star review record for all three years, giving visitors an option to visit with the comfort of a welcoming home. I always refer my guests to the many shops,events, restaurants and activities the city has to offer.

I’m my opinion this issue is a win for everyone! The city gets revenue, the business owners get additional revenue and I am able to support a portion of my life with the income.

Looking forward to a positive outcome with the upcoming discussions.

Kind regards,
Tina Kraft

Name not shown inside Forest Highlands December 5, 2017, 3:41 PM

I would encourage the City to approve short term rentals in Lake Oswego. During the past six years there have been 35,000 Airbnb guest nights in Lake Oswego, growing to 17,000 this past year alone. Because guests are primarily mature adults, and hosts are responsible, considerate citizens, short term rentals in Lake Oswego are a success with no significant problems. Guest reviews are very complimentary about their experiences in Lake Oswego, our hosts create additional income that makes their homes affordable, and our restaurants and shops benefit from almost $3,000,000 in added revenue per year.