City Notes


An open house on a potential high-speed rail line in the area will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Phoenix Inn, 14905 Bangy Road.

The political action committee Keep L.O. Great will host a forum for candidates running for the mayor’s seat and three open city councilor positions in the November election. The forum will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Willamette room at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. For more information, go to

Residents at Mary’s Woods will host a nonpartisan forum featuring the city’s two mayoral candidates at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In addition, the group plans to host a forum in October for city council candidates. The public is invited to attend. The sessions will be held in the auditorium at the retirement community, 17400 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego.

It’s last call to apply for a spot on one of Lake Oswego’s advisory boards.

The city is seeking high school juniors and seniors who are interested in serving 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 Friday is the deadline to apply.

The council is tentatively scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday for an executive session to discuss labor negotiations. Afterward, at about 6:30 p.m., the council will hold an open session. The agenda includes discussions of the city manager search process, downtown parking code amendments, a financial update and resolutions related to pro-tem judge appointments, an emergency water agreement and more. The meeting will take place at city hall, 380 A Ave.

Citizens can take part in a virtual community fair about community health, public safety and healthy ecosystems through Sunday.

The survey is available online at

The city received 287 entries in this year’s photo contest. That’s about 10 more than last year, according to sources at city hall. The winners will be announced at a city council meeting Nov. 13.