CITY COUNCIL — The council doesn’t plan to meet next week. The next regular meeting will instead be Oct. 16.

PHOTO CONTEST — Citizens can now weigh in on photos submitted to the city’s annual photo contest at A panel of judges picked the finalists from close to 300 entries. Voting deadline is 5 p.m. Sunday.

VOTE — The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is this coming Tuesday. Sign up at, at the county elections office, the secretary of state’s office or any DMV office.

BLOOD DRIVE — The city will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at city hall. Register at with the code “LOCityHall” or call the adult community center at 503-675-6394 for more information.

EMERGENCY PREP — The city will host a free Community Preparedness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 14903 Westlake Drive. The event offers a chance for citizens to learn about preparing for natural disasters, power outages and other emergencies.

Alice Busch, an emergency medical technician and certified emergency management specialist, will speak about the inevitability of a major earthquake and other disruptions. There will also be exhibits and presentations about 72-hour kits, water storage and purification, food storage and canning, power and heat, cooking without power, emergency shelter, sanitation, emergency communications and neighborhood planning.

RIGHT TREE, RIGHT PLACE — The city has a new booklet available for citizens called “Right Tree in the Right Place.” Designed to help property owners and developers choose a species of tree based on desired characteristics as well as existing site conditions, it’s the latest in a series of brochures to educate the public about protecting natural resources. It includes almost 200 tree species, which are organized into tables based on the amount of available planting space at a particular location.

OPEN CITY HALL — Did you attend a city event over the summer? The city wants to know and is seeking responses on its Open City Hall website. If you attended Pets on Parade, the Star Spangled Parade or other city-sponsored events, or if you have ideas for next year, provide input at Responses will be accepted through the end of October.

SHRED DAY — Citizens can dispose of sensitive documents such as credit card statements, old tax forms and more at the free community shredding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the truck is full) Oct. 20 at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. Participants are encouraged to bring donations for the Oregon Food Bank. Visit, or contact Susan Millhauser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-635-0291.

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