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YOUTH ADVISORY BOARDS — The city is seeking high school juniors and seniors who are interested in serving on one of Lake Oswego’s advisory boards.

Youth members are needed to serve on the following advisory boards: historic resources, library, natural resources, parks and recreation, transportation and sustainability. There will be two youth positions on the sustainability board.

Youth advisers appointed to these groups are full voting members.

Anyone interested in applying should contact Jane McGarvin at 503-635-0236 or download an application at http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies. Sept. 14 is the deadline to apply.

PLANNING — The Lake Oswego Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at city hall, 380 A Ave., for a public hearing on an update of a section of the city’s comprehensive plan, a document that guides long-term land-use decisions. The section up for approval involves goals and policies related to economic development. If approved, it would then go to the city council for consideration. Also at the Monday meeting, the commission will begin discussing a section of the comprehensive plan related to urbanization and extension of public services outside of city limits.

CROSSWALK STING — Police will target crosswalk scofflaws with a special enforcement effort Friday.

The department recently announced plans to enforce traffic rules at the intersection of Jean Road and Schalit Way from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. The intersection has a marked crosswalk and is located in a mixed school zone and residential area.

The idea is to raise awareness of pedestrian safety issues and reduce the number of automobile-pedestrian accidents in the city.

Officers will issue citations for failure to stop and remain stopped and for passing a stopped vehicle at a crosswalk, violations that carry a base fine of $260 each.

PALISADES PICNIC — The Palisades Neighborhood Association will hold its annual picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lakeridge High School. Meals will be available for $5. Residents can bring outdoor activities to enjoy. The Lake Oswego Fire Department will provide a fire extinguisher demonstration for children, and the neighborhood’s emergency preparedness committee will display 72-hour emergency backpacks with tips on what and why to pack them.

DISPATCH — Rachelle Svaren, a dispatcher working for the Lake Oswego Police Department, was set to graduate this week as a member of the Oregon Public Safety Academy’s 82nd Basic Telecommunication Class. The two-week course covers emergency call handling techniques, stress management, civil liability, ethics, criminal law and an overview of fire, rescue and law enforcement operations, according to the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

The program began in 1993, when lawmakers decided to set professional standards for training and certification for individuals who take calls for emergency assistance. After completing the course, class participants were to return to their agencies and continue learning with a field training officer.