Still time for Lake Grove input


If any citizens are unhappy with their opportunity to have had input into the planning process for the Lake Grove Village Center Plan/Boones Ferry Road Redevelopment, there are some additional opportunities to make your voice heard.

Metro Council will be hearing testimony from various communities to distribute $45.4 million in federal funds, and the city of Lake Oswego has applied for funds to build out a quarter- mile demonstration project on Boones Ferry Road. The demonstration project is what they propose to build later along Boones Ferry Road from Kruse Way to Madrona.

Metro has posted notice of these hearings and the review process as follows:

Comment on transportation projects

The public is invited to comment on projects to fund through Metro's Transportation Priorities 2008-11, a regional process to schedule distribution of approximately $45.4 million in federal transportation funds. A 45-day comment period will open with release of a 'first cut' project list on Oct.13 and end on Dec. 1. The four listening posts shown below will be held in different parts of the region where people may comment in person. To ensure that oral testimony is accurately recorded, we encourage people to also submit their comments in writing.

5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 - East Multnomah County, Gresham City Hall Building, Springwater Trail Room, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway, Gresham (MAX)

5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13-Beaverton Community Center, 12350 S.W. Fifth St, Beaverton (TriMet buses 57 and 76)

5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 -Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City (TriMet buses 76, 78 and 88)

5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 - Metro Regional Center, 600 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland (TriMet bus 6 and MAX)

Comments may also be submitted by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; fax: 503-797-1949; comment line: 503-797-1900; U.S. mail: Ted Leybold, Metro Planning Dept., 600 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232 ; Web:

Copies of the city's prior submissions to Metro, which are very illuminating and might help you with your comments to Metro, can be obtained from: Jane Heisler, director of public affairs, city of Lake Oswego, Oregon, 503-697-6573. Mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ask Jane Heisler for copies of RTP Project No 6127 Boone's Ferry Road Improvements Lake Oswego Corridor dated June 30, 2006. It's 21 pages with all the attachments.

Also request the letter from Mayor Hammerstad to the JPACT Chair, Rex Burkholder at Metro Council dated Oct.r 6, 2006. It's 10 pages with all the attachments.

This will be an opportunity to make your concerns heard at another level if you feel left out in the local process.

John Kuran is a resident of Lake Oswego.