City News & Announcements
To help reduce localized flooding and help keep storm drains flowing at peak performance, the City encourages residents to clear leaves and other debris from storm drains near their property. A quick sweep with a broom or rake will easily clear off a catch basin and keep our drainage systems flowing properly. Remember, never remove a storm drain cover or attempt to clean a drain located in a busy street.
Put leaves and other yard debris in your yard waste bins for easy removal and recycling. Do not put leaves onto the street.
Our Public Works Department diligently follows weather reports, monitors local weather stations and road conditions, prepares for, and is ready to respond to winter weather events.
Watch this video to learn how our Public Works staff prepares for the winter season and weather events.
Read on to learn helpful tips on how you can get prepared, safe driving trips, and FAQs!
Lake Oswego uses the ClackCo Public Alerts emergency notification software system. All residents who are served by Lake Oswego Fire Department will be covered by ClackCo Public Alerts and are urged to enroll in this system.
By providing contact information, residents can opt-in to receive critical emergency messaging via email, phone call, and text during times of disasters.
The Lake Oswego City Council will hold its annual goal setting retreat on Saturday, January 20, 2024 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Adult Community Center. In preparation for its annual goal setting retreat, the City Council would like to hear from the community.
Please take a few minutes before Tuesday, December 26, 2023 to share your input online.
Comments will be shared with the City Council before their retreat.
The City is updating outdated, manually-read water meters to a new, wirelessly-read technology. These smart meters support efficiencies in our water system.
We are replacing nearly 12,000 residential meters city-wide. More than 5,000 meters have already been installed on the north side of the city. Throughout late 2023 and 2024, work will continue on the southside of the lake.
Help make the season a little brighter for local families! The City has some great giving options:
- Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart - pick up a stocking, fill it with needed items and a special gift, and return it to the City Hall or Adult Community Center by December 6.
- New Coats/Hats/Gloves/Socks - drop off at the ACC, Main Fire Station or Library by December 8.
- Fleece - drop off new fleece yards at the ACC or LO Teen Lounge by December 9.
- Gift Cards - drop off $25 gift cards (to Fred Meyer, Target, etc) at the Library by December 10,
- Toy Drive - drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Main Fire Station or Library by December 13.
- Food Donations - drop off non-perishable food and essential hygiene items all year at the Library or at Hunger Fighters Oregon at 4 Monroe Parkway..
Donate what you can, volunteer your time, and enjoy the season!
The Parks & Recreation Winter/Spring Activities Guide is coming soon to your mailbox.
Registration opens for residents on Monday, December 4, at 10 a.m. You will find diverse programs and events designed for every age, ability, and interest. Whether you are a family seeking holiday festivities, an individual looking to stay active, or are in search of opportunities to join social gatherings, we have something for everyone!
Please join us on Tuesday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation by award-winning author Kesha Ajose Fisher.
Kesha Ajose Fisher is the author of No God Like the Mother, a short story collection which won the 2020 Oregon Book Award in fiction. She is also an Oregon Literary Fellow. Much of her written work is guided by her childhood in Africa and America and an unshakable urge to change the female experience in the world.