Council Digest to be Discontinued

In an effort to streamline the City’s communications channels, we are discontinuing the Council Digest Blog.

To continue to keep informed and engaged, we encourage you to sign up for our newly redesigned electronic newsletter, the LO Down.

The LO Down is published on the first and third Thursday of each month and highlights City Council actions, significant projects, citizen engagement opportunities, breaking news and other upcoming community activities and events.

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Parks & Recreation


To share the good works of the ACC:

This is from a client: Just want to share with you how grateful our client is because we made a transport chair available so that her friend could go to the Convention Center to get her first dose of the vaccine. Our client indicated that it would not have been possible if the transport chair was not available.


Fix A Leak Week

It’s #FixALeakWeek! Did you know, household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide? That’s the annual household water use of nearly 11 million homes. This week, along with EPA Water Sense and the Regional Water Providers Consortium, we are challenging you to take 10 minutes to look for household leaks that can be easy to fix.

Follow along with the #FixALeak checklist:

Parks & Recreation


The 50+ Advisory Board ask for a program to be offered that would allow them to know more about the Adult Center.  The members of the 50+ wanted to be able to speak to neighbors about all the services the ACC has to offer, to become “Ambassadors”.  We presented the program for the first time this week.

Arts Council

This week I was invited to an Arts Council of LO preview of the 2021-2023 sculptures that will be on display this summer as public art pieces within the Gallery Without Walls program. There are eleven exciting and dynamic pieces in total that will continue to enrich, educate and enliven Lake Oswego.   Three artists gave presentations on their pieces, Kyle Ocean from Colorado spoke about Splice, a steel piece with patina and paint, and Ben Dye spoke about his piece, Harmony in the Balance, made of steel and automotive paint and the final chat was by Ren Swanson for her piece Dancing Moon Velocity made of enameled mild steel and painted.  My favorite in the collection is this really cool piece called Big Bright Brookie by Rick True made of aluminum, vinyl, auto wrap, automotive paint and steel. It’s a fish of course!  -Jan Wirtz


The ivy didn’t have a chance during the Mar. 6th, SA., Stewardship invasive species work party. Friends of Lily Bay Natural Area led 10 volunteers to remove ivy, blackberry and clematis from this gem of natural area. Adults and several students from LOHS and LOJH showed great determination as they pulled together to restore the habitat.

Friends of Lily Bay Natural Area were thrilled to see the sword ferns they planted in 2019 were healthy and had tripled in size!


Last Sunday, Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation’s Special Event team hosted the first ever Farmers’ Market in Lake Grove! This pilot program will continue on Sundays through the end of April from 1-5pm on Hallmark Drive between Collins Way and Mercantile Drive. The Special Events team was delighted with the success of opening day. A lineup for entry into the market stretched from Collins Way to Douglas Way. Many vendors reported sellouts within the first few hours and we even had some sunny weather to boot. Market patrons reported that they were thrilled to have a market on the 97035 side of town and enjoyed the afternoon timeframe. Customers and vendors alike hope to make the Lake Grove Farmers’ Market a permanent event in the community.



A Better Boones Ferry Road for All

When public spaces are improved and made accessible for all, everyone benefits. The Boones Ferry Road Project is creating a safer street that provides benefits to all transportation modes and all people.

This week is National Women in Construction Week, and today (3/8) is International Women’s Day! Today we are showcasing two of our incredible women civil engineers leading the Boones Ferry Road Project. Watch and learn as they share their stories about the vital safety and accessibility improvements that are a core element of the project, and why we are building a better Boones Ferry Road for ALL.

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