Town Hall on Feb 12 - 2013 Preliminary Action Plan and Budget Priorities

Posted Wed, 02/06/2013 - 11:34am

The Lake Oswego City Council is hosting a Town Hall to get input on service priorities, appropriate levels of services and on the preliminary City Council 2013 Action Plan.  Input will help the Council set their agenda in 2013 and prioritize investments through next fiscal year’s budget.

Town Hall details:

  • February 12 at 7 p.m.
  • City Hall Council Chambers, 380 A Avenue.
  • Speakers will be asked to observe a two minute time limit (depending on the number of speakers, a different time limit may be employed).
  • “Dot Exercise” where people put dots on basic/discretionary services within City service areas that are of most importance.
  • Roundtable discussion. People will be invited to join the Council, a few at a time to the table, based on when they submit a request to comment slip.

Council would like to receive input on three areas: 

City Services and Budget Investments

The City of Lake Oswego provides hundreds of programs to create a City of quality with a unique character.  Some programs are “mandated or core services” such as roads, building permits, police, fire, public records, clean water, sewer and Council meetings. Other services may not be mandated, but they support a core or mandated service or otherwise contribute to the quality and character of Lake Oswego.  Through citizen comments, the City Council wants to learn more about what services, beyond those core or mandated services, residents see as being important to Lake Oswego. Also, information is desired on appropriate levels or standard of service provided. 

2013 Preliminary Action Plan

The Council would like input on their Preliminary Action Plan for 2013.  They would like to hear if the Preliminary Action Plan addresses the most important issues facing the City and, if so, in what priority order and with what steps are needed to accomplish the action item successfully.  Also, if this is not the right list, what is missing? 

General Comments

The City Council welcomes general comments at the Town Hall.  They want to hear about what makes Lake Oswego a great place to live and work.  Bring your passion for Lake Oswego and share it with the Council, so that they can carry the input and desires of residents forward.  This is the first opportunity to more informally engage with the Council. The Council would like to hear from as many people in Lake Oswego, with as many different viewpoints, as possible and welcomes your participation.

The Town Hall can be watched live online or on Tualatin Valley Community Television.  For viewing information go to:

For more information and to read the full Town Hall Information Release, please go to

The City Council looks forward to hearing, learning and incorporating input into their discussions and decisions.  


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