News and Issues

2012 Issues Are Today’s Issues

These 2012 campaign videos provide a glimpse into the past … and present. I found it fascinating that my comments from three years ago could have been made today. If the following two YouTube links are not live in your browser, copy and paste the URLs–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Dw3rFwU98 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XUlhklccbI

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City Urged to Delay Sale of West End Building

April 8, 2015 ~ By Saundra Sorenson, Lake Oswego Review http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/256211-126321-city-urged-to-delay-sale-of-west-end-building With 11 unsealed bids now on the table, controversy is brewing around the potential sale of the West End Building and the fate of city offices, programs and meetings spaces housed there. …

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Potholes of Indifference

March 20, 2015 ~ By Karen Bowerman, City Councilor, City of Lake Oswego I have been known to vote “no” on City Council proposals that I feel should be taken more slowly so we can put first things first. Last night at the Budget Committee I voted “no,” a.k.a. “wait,”…

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City Needs to Set Priorities and Make Tough Choices

December 4, 2014 ~ article by Karen Bowerman, City Councilor, City of Lake Oswego View article in The Portland Tribune Lake Oswego has more projects than it can afford without taking on additional debt. Some tough decisions need to be made. There is the $27 million Boones Ferry Road project,…

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Unemployment Data Don’t Tell the Real Economic Story in Clackamas County

April 2014 ~ article by Karen Bowerman, City Councilor, City of Lake Oswego View article in The Northwest Connection Let’s start with the bottom line. In Clackamas County we are too slow in recovering jobs lost during the recession. We do not have enough family wage jobs. We look to…

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