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— The city council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday starting with an executive session at city hall. After the closed session, the council will meet with board and commission leaders to discuss 2012 highlights and 2013 goals, will discuss conducting a community survey and will discuss priorities for the upcoming year. The meeting will take place at city hall, 380 A Ave.


— All city offices will be closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.


— The city of Lake Oswego won a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award in the Communications Initiative category for its “We Love Lake Oswego” video.

Created as part of the public outreach process aiming to educate citizens about the comprehensive planning process, the video explores what people love about the city and how the past has shaped the town and will continue to shape its future. As many as 2,500 people have been engaged in the ongoing comp plan update process, according to the city. You can watch the video at welovelakeoswego.com.

One other Oregon city received a 2013 APA award this year: Newberg, which has involved local sixth-grade students in city planning through its Design Star Program, teaching middle school students about why their city is organized the way it is and helping them think critically about development’s impacts, the need for jobs, environmental impacts of commuting and recreation.


— The city of Lake Oswego is seeking a 21- to 35-year-old to serve on the city’s Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Committee. The 15-member committee, convened in 2010, meets one Thursday each month. Members are committed to serve through July 2013.

The group provides recommendations to the planning commission and city council about the ongoing update of the city’s comprehensive plan, a long-term vision and set of planning policies that guides land use, transportation systems and utilities in Lake Oswego.

More information about the committee and an application for the vacant position are available at www.ci.oswego.or.us/planning/long-range-planning-0.

Applications must be submitted by Jan. 18.


— The bridge across the Willamette River north of Lake Oswego will be closed today through 7 a.m. Jan. 24 while construction crews move the 1,100-foot truss span.

During the one-week closure, the detour route for motorists headed north is Highway 43 to the Ross Island Bridge to Highway 99 East. The southern detour is Highway 99 East to Interstate 205 and over the Abernethy Bridge to Highway 43.

If you travel on Highway 43 and would like to receive online traffic updates related to construction of the new Sellwood Bridge in Portland, click on the “Construction Updates” link at sellwoodbridge.org.