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VETERANS DAY — City offices will be closed on Monday, which is the observance of Veterans Day.

CITY COUNCIL — The city council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave. The tentative agenda includes recognition of city photo contest winners, quarterly financial information and a national historic preservation award for the iron furnace, a public hearing on the city’s contract with Allied Waste and study sessions about the wastewater master plan and Foothills comprehensive plan amendments.

LORA — The Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency board will also meet Tuesday. The tentative agenda includes an executive session related to real property and an open session to award a contract for Second Street improvements and to take action on a minor amendment to the city’s East End urban renewal plan.

BUSINESS — A free workshop for businesses will be held at 8 a.m. Nov. 15 at city hall, 380 A Ave., about “can-do customer promotions.” It’s part of Metro’s “Get Street Smart” series. Experts will offer ideas about new concepts for promotions that aim to expand businesses’ customer bases.

SW CORRIDOR — A new interactive planning game called Shape Southwest will give citizens the opportunity to participate in decision making related to future land use and transportation improvements in the Southwest Corridor, an area between Southwest Portland and Sherwood that includes a slice of west Lake Oswego.

Users can choose investments in projects such as transportation improvements, parks and wildlife habitat, sidewalks, bicycle paths and roads in hopes of boosting prosperity, health and mobility in and through the corridor.

You can play the game starting Tuesday and continuing through Dec. 31. It should be accessible through oregonmetro.gov/southwestcorridor once it’s available.

TRANSPORTATION — The city of Lake Oswego plans to apply for two grants from the 2015 and 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program: the Laurel Street pathway, running from Hallinan to Cornell Street, and the Boones Ferry Road refinement improvement project for Boones Ferry Road from Madrona Street to Oakridge and Reese roads.

The Laurel Street project will likely cost about $1.5 million to $1.7 million, according to the city, which would have to provide a roughly 10 percent match for the state’s money.

How much the city requests to help pay for work on Boones Ferry Road will depend on whether voters approve a bond measure this week.

FOOTHILLS — With the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency board’s approval of a Foothills urban renewal plan in late October, the document now goes to the planning commission for review. The final step will be a city council meeting planned for Dec. 4.



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