As one of Lake Oswego’s City Councilors, I’ll write occasional thoughts here about Lake Oswego activities in a diary sort of format for quick reading; keep in mind that this is written only from my personal perspective and DOES NOT represent anyone else, much less the Council’s view! You’re welcome to email me for further information.

November 17, 2014:
“Wizer Block 137 is an impressive apartment project, in the wrong place.”
I’m reading background material for tomorrow’s Council meeting including amendments to the Wizer Project Development Agreement that will be up for a vote. They amend the original agreement for how space is now assigned to residential, retail and office space and how parking is allocated. Council votes will likely parallel the votes of September 24 that approved the Evergreen Group’s proposal for Block 137 (5 aye – 2 nay). Linked here you’ll see my questioning the traffic study that shows absolute congestion is ahead for A Avenue, and whether there is a City plan for mitigating it because I learned the previous night that the Evergreen Group does not take responsibility and would not contribute beyond some synchronizing of traffic lights at the corner! (Staff says there is not a plan for relieving traffic blockage — but a plan for future planning.) Next at the same Council meeting I express minority concern for why the “compact shopping district” in our plan was being replaced by monolithic apartment buildings.

November 15, 2014:
“Wishing for a more exciting Tuesday evening?” Council meetings are normally the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm; don’t miss the excitement of live streaming video at http://tvctv.org/index.php/lake-oswego . If there is special timing or special meetings, they’ll be posted here http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil.