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City is governed well; dont alter status quo

Join us in voting no on Measure 3-269

The city of Lake Oswego must be doing something right. The First Addition Neighborhood was just named one of the top 10 neighborhoods in the nation by the American Planning Association. Public amenities such as the library, adult community center, Rossman Park and Main Fire Station are all within their neighborhood. A neighborhood with the many amenities of First Addition takes investment of both time and effort by citizens and financial investment by our entire city.

Another accolade for our fair city is its top bond rating. Lake Oswego received an AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor's and an AAA rating from Moody's Investment Service. Only 2 percent of all American cities get those top ratings from the two leading bond houses. This top bond rating speaks to the fiscal responsibility of our city's leaders.

When we travel through Lake Oswego, whether by car, bike or on foot, we are filled with pride for our beautiful, functional city. We can walk to our schools, parks, pathways and biking trails. We can bike to the library, swim park, restaurants and shopping. We visit with our neighbors and purchase the week's produce at Millennium Plaza Park's Farmer's Market.

This is a city that has been planned well and governed well by fiscally responsible leaders. Charter Amendment 3-269 will prevent the type of wise investments that make our city among the best in the nation. Our city officials have done a great job securing the quality of life we enjoy in Lake Oswego. Please don't prevent future city leaders from preserving our livability. Please join us in protecting our city's future and vote no on Measure 3-269.

Sean and Nancy Calhoon, Dan and Beth Dutton, John Heninger and Nina DeConcini, Joe and Brigitte Howley, Shane and Sally Moncrieff and Blair and Diane Troutman all live in Lake Oswego.