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SURVEY — The city’s 2013 Community Attitudes Survey is underway. The survey, last conducted in 2010, aims to gauge public sentiment on the city, the services it provides and current issues. Input is solicited via phone calls to citizens’ landlines and cellphones but will also be accepted online. The city council will review the information in May. To take the survey, go to secure3.surveynetwork.com/City.

GIVE BLOOD — A blood drive is set for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at city hall, 380 A Ave. Walk-ins are welcome, but volunteers can also schedule a time online at redcrossblood.org/make-donation using the code “locityhall” or by calling 1-800-733-3767.

COUNCIL — The city council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave. The agenda includes a discussion of a motion made during a April 2 study session regarding the city’s comprehensive plan.

Council President Mike Kehoe has proposed that the city remove any subject matter, goals and policies that aren’t directly related to land use, remove policies increasing density and adding mixed uses in residential zones, remove policies with budgetary impacts and create a tracking system for any changes to the plan, a long-range document required to undergo periodic review. The update process, taking place over the past few years, was set to conclude later this year.

CODE UPDATES — The city will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed changes to the city’s community development code from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in the West End Building’s Willamette Room. The changes aim to streamline and simplify code sections. The WEB is located at 4101 Kruse Way.

SECOND STREET — Construction from A to B avenues on Second Street continues. Businesses on the street will remain open during construction, which is expected to finish by mid-June. For more information, call the city’s construction hotline at 503-635-0261 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/second-street-improvements.

SWEEPER — A team of public affairs and public works staffers culled the top 10 potential names from 320 entries in a contest to name the city’s newest street-sweeping machine. The top 10 were chosen based on appropriateness, usability and suitability, according to the city.

They include Stella, Swiftly the Super Sweeper, gLOria, Norton (named for Ed Norton, the sewer worker in “The Honeymooners”) and Bert (a nod to the chimney sweep in “Mary Poppins”).

There were also lots of acronyms proposed for the sweeper’s moniker, including LOBOS (Lake Oswego Beautifies Our Streets), LOPEZ (Lake Oswego Pollution Elimination Zephyr), LOUIS (Lake Oswego’s Uniquely Incredible Sweeper), OSCAR (Oswego Sweeper CAR) and ROOVIS (Rapid Oscillating Oswego Vehicle of Intense Sanitation).

Residents can now vote for their favorites online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/webforms/vote-name-street-sweeper.

by: VERN UYETAKE - The city held a naming contest for its newest street sweeper in hopes of giving the heavy-duty equipment some personality.



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