2022 City Council Goals

Ensure a safe and secure community for all

Council Initiatives

  • Oversee and guide the action plan to implement the recommendations of the 2021 Community Dialog on Policing, including increased reporting and public dialog about policing in Lake Oswego. 
  • Implement a sustainable business model for the Fire Department that meets the 21st century needs of Lake Oswego.  
  • Improve the City's emergency management capabilities. 
     

Support business investment and job creation in Lake Oswego

Council Initiatives

  • Adopt an Economic Development Strategy, action plan, and resource plan. 
  • Ensure the North Anchor redevelopment stays on track. 
     

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

Council Initiatives

  • Support the DEI Advisory Board's work to improve recruitment efforts for Boards and Commissions, increase the number of cultural events, establish relationships with community based organizations, remove language and accessibility barriers, and increase diversity of the City's workforce. 

 

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

Council Initiatives

  • Improve resiliency and climate adaptation strategies in the City's Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.
  • Increase the availability and use of green energy in the community.
  • Update the Urban and Community Forest Plan by evaluating the 2022 State of the Urban Forest Report. 

 

Support continuous improvement, outstanding customer service, 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.
  • Begin a process to address the long-term facilities needs of the Lake Oswego Public Library.  

 

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

Council Initiatives

  • Guide delivery of Parks Capital Projects, including the LORAC, Golf Course Construction, Rassekh Park, and planned trail projects. 
  • Adopt a Natural Areas Habitat Management Plan. 
  • Adopt a new IGA with the Lake Oswego School District for fields and facilities. 
  • Create a holistic approach to overall health and well-being for our community, similar to a Blue Zones process.  Engage City departments, businesses, LOSD, the faith community, and non-profits to create a coordinated effort at improving and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

 

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

Council Initiatives

  • Adopt a funding strategy for pedestrian safety capital projects. 
  • Begin the process to create concept plan for Stafford/McVey.

 

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

Council Initiatives

  • Complete work on key housing initiatives, including HB 2001 code adoption, HB 2003 compliance, decision-making on a possible project on the Boones Ferry Road Staging area, and support for other non-profit led housing projects.
  • Prepare for a process to update the plans for the Foothills District.