City News & Announcements
The Lake Oswego City Council has referred proposed ballot measure 3-575 to voters for the November 2 election.
Proposed ballot measure 3-575 would allow additional protections for an identified list of parks and natural spaces, including prohibiting construction of new athletic facilities, commercial logging, construction of new public streets and roads, and construction or installation of new telecommunications facilities in designated Natural Areas. The proposed measure would allow the City to address issues the community has identified, including maintenance and upkeep, accessibility for people of various abilities, preparing for climate change, and fire prevention measures.
Lake Oswego's roadways are shared not only by local residents, but also by thousands of commuters.
To help keep everyone on the road safe, the Lake Oswego Police Department (LOPD) will be conducting a city-wide enforcement and education campaign on Thursday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During a July 2021 inspection, the City discovered cracks and movement in the retaining wall on the east side of the northern approach to the North Shore Road Bridge, which supports the approaching roadway. In October, the design team will begin performing detailed testing and analysis of the retaining wall and surrounding area to determine the extent of the defects.
To maintain safety, the bridge and roadway remain closed to vehicular traffic until the structural analysis and any recommended repairs are completed. At this preliminary stage, we are hoping to reopen the bridge in spring 2022, however this is subject to change.
Lake Oswego works with volunteer Friends Groups to help keep our parks and open spaces healthy and beautiful. Join us to protect and restore natural areas in our community!
- Springbrook Park - Saturday, October 23, 9-11am
- Iron Mtn. Park - Sunday, October 24, 1-3pm
- Springbrook Park - Saturday, November 6, 9-11am
- Freepons Park - Sunday, November 7, 10am-12pm
- Southwood Park - Saturday, November 13, 10am-12pm
- Iron Mtn. Park- Sunday, November 21, 1-3pm
- West Waluga Park - Saturday, December 4, 9-11am
The City of Lake Oswego has two convenient ballot drop sites for voters:
- City Hall, 380 A Avenue - located on the upper parking lot near the main (A Avenue) entrance.
- Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive - located south of the covered park area on the lane that connects to Melrose Street.
Both ballot boxes are located outdoors, are available 24/7, and allow you to cast your vote from the comfort of the driver’s seat of your car.
Ballot boxes will remain open until 8 p.m. on Elections day.
Heroes walk among us daily and we want to recognize and show appreciation to those who are deserving.
If you know someone or a group, who was a hero long-term or short term, please take a moment to submit your story, we want to know!
Deadline to nominate your Unsung Hero is Friday, November 12.
A local winery has stepped up to help support Lake Oswego Meals On Wheels. Now is your opportunity to join the partnership and be rewarded at the same time! Donate $500.00 and receive a case wine or $250.00 for 1/2 case!
Wines from this Premier Wine Event can be picked up November 6 and 7.
In November, the City will be conducting a community survey. The goal of the 2021 community survey is to:
- Measure general attitude of residents toward City services and programs
- Determine residents’ priorities and areas of concern
- Receive feedback on key policy issues
- Measure City’s progress towards other cities benchmarks
The survey will be mailed to a limited number of households selected at random. In addition, the survey will be available to all community members online.
City Events and Meetings
Story Line Recordings
Oct 25 2021 - 8:00am
Bob Ross Oil Painting: Sunflowers- Live Instruction
Oct 25 2021 - 5:30pm
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board
Oct 25 2021 - 6:00pm
Oct 25 2021 - 6:30pm
Oct 28 2021 - 6:00pm
Development Review Commission
Nov 1 2021 - 7:00pm