2021 City Council Goals

Ensure a safe and secure community for all

Council Initiatives

Lead the community dialog on policing.  Develop an action plan to address the findings of the dialog. 
Update fireworks and outdoor fire policies.  
Address emergency radio coverage due to conversion to digital radios. 
Implement a sustainable business model for the Police and Fire Departments that meet the 21st century needs of Lake Oswego. 

Support business investment and job creation in Lake Oswego

Council Initiatives

Adopt an Economic Development Strategy and resource plan. 
Approve a DDA for the North Anchor properties. 
Develop a specific action plan to address business needs related to COVID-19 restrictions and recovery.  

 

Foster diversity, equity and inclusion in Lake Oswego and in the City as an organization

Council Initiatives

Implement the “overarching” recommendations of the DEI Task Force.  Charge the new staff and advisory committee with recommending a work plan for the other recommendations. 
Amend the City’s purchasing codes and develop approaches to increase opportunities for the City to contract with CO-BID certified firms. Examine the feasibility of contracting opportunities for locally-owned businesses.  

 

Combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and strengthening the community’s resilience to climate impact

Council Initiatives

Implement the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. 

 

Support strong operational practices, infrastructure investments, and fiscal policies that increase public trust in the City

Council Initiatives

Collaborate with the City of Portland to make a financially and environmentally responsible long-term investment in a wastewater treatment plant.
Complete Phase 1 of reconstruction of Boones Ferry Road.  Discuss and provide direction about the scope, feasibility, timing, and financing of phase 2 and public parking.  

 

Invest in Lake Oswego’s high-quality parks, natural areas, and recreational amenities

Council Initiatives

Complete the IGA with LOSD, complete design, and begin permitting for the Recreation and Aquatics Center. 
Implement the other bond-funded Parks & Recreation Projects. 
Explore the feasibility of Lake Oswego as part of the Blue Zone project. 

 

Improve transportation connections, mobility and safety for all types of trips in Lake Oswego

Council Initiatives

Increase funding for pedestrian facilities, beginning with safe routes to schools. 
Seek grants to improve mobility and reduce congestion on Highway 43, McVey Avenue and Stafford Road, including pedestrian safety and bicycle facilities.

 

Conserve the community’s quality of life by planning for change and growth

Council Initiatives

Adopt codes that comply with HB 2001 that are consistent with the community’s sense of place, neighborhood character, and livability.