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PLANNING - The planning commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave.

The agenda includes a public hearing on the 'inspiring spaces and places' section of the ongoing comprehensive plan update and findings, and conclusions and orders on a proposal to eliminate protections of isolated tree groves on private property and on an urban renewal plan for Lake Grove.

CITY COUNCIL - The city council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave. The tentative agenda includes a discussion of the Willamette Shoreline Trolley's status and the award of contracts related to a Boones Ferry Road survey and A Avenue pavement preservation.

CROSSWALK SAFETY - The Lake Oswego Police Department has landed an 'overtime grant,' according to the city. With the money, police can resume targeted law enforcement at crosswalks throughout the city, raising awareness of pedestrian safety issues in hopes of reducing auto-pedestrian accidents.

The first enforcement effort will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 29 at B Avenue and Second Street.

NORTH ANCHOR - Late last month, the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency board authorized city staff members to execute an agreement to buy the property at 41 B Ave. for $1.9 million. In addition, the LORA board voted for city staff members to negotiate to try to buy the buildings at 27 B and 504 N. State St.

The properties are among those being pieced together for a planned mixed-use project, including a new public library, on the north side of downtown. 41 B Ave. is now home to Upper Crust Bread Co. and Gourmet Productions, both popular downtown retail stops. 504 N. State St. is where Car Automotive is located.

WATER LEAKS - The city's public works water operations division recently finished a leak detection analysis for more than 40 miles of water distribution pipes in the southeast part of the city, finding 14 leaks to schedule for repairs. The test was the start of comprehensive analysis of the city's water system, with about one-fifth of the pipes set for testing each year, according to the city.

ARTS - The annual Festival of the Arts is Friday through Sunday. This year's theme is 'Photography: Pinhole to iPhone.' Go to Lakewood-center.org or call 503-636-1060 for more information.

SKATE PARK - The city's Youth Action Council will unveil new permanent art at the public skate park today, which is National Skate Day. Festivities begin at noon, with the unveiling taking place at 1 p.m. The skate park is located at 5520 Willow Road.