LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN: Members of the Lake Oswego Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies from around the region today for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The run begins in Milwaukie at 8 a.m., with the Lake Oswego team joining the runners near the Arch Bridge in West Linn at around 10:20 a.m., proceeding along Highway 43 and finishing in the Oswego Village Shopping Center parking lot around noon. For more information, call 503-635-0247 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/community/law-enforcement-torch-run.
PLANNING COMMISSION: The Lake Oswego Planning Commission will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Community Development Code amendments related to multiple duplexes, and to conduct a public hearing on amendments related to substandard lots and other text amendments. For more information, call 503-697-6591.
STAGE 1 WATER ALERT: Water levels on the Clackamas River are currently below normal, triggering a Stage 1 alert under the citys Water Management and Conservation Plan. This indicates a proactive, voluntary call-to-action among Lake Oswego water customers, who are urged to take steps to conserve water and lower use this summer. For more information and for tips on conservation, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/water-conservation-program.
IMPROVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE: Lake Oswego Police Chief Don Johnson began working last month with the U.S. Department of Justice, the State Judicial Office and the District Attorneys Association on a strategy for implementing HB 2776, which will become law in January. Under this new bill, police officers will be able to issue domestic violence restraining orders in the field, with the authorization of a Circuit Court judge. Oregon joins 22 other states in implementing such measures.
DEVELOPMENT CODE AND COMP PLAN AUDIT: The Planning Commission is asking for public comments on the citys audit of the Comprehensive Plan and the Community Development Code. The commission will conduct a work session on Aug. 10 to review the input it receives. Any written comments received by noon on Wednesday, July 8, will be distributed to the commission in advance of the Aug. 10 meeting. Comments received after that deadline will be distributed at the meeting. The public review draft is available online at bit.ly/1HzWumQ. Comments can be submitted to Scot Siegel, director of planning and building services, by mail at 380 A Avenue, P.O. Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR 97034; by phone at 503-699-7474; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON STATE STREET: Most of the utilities have been installed and work is now underway on the installation of a new sidewalk on the west side of State Street between A and B avenues. When the project is finished in late July or early August, improvements to the area will include 8-foot wide ADA-compliant sidewalks, brick accents, landscaping with new street trees, decorative railings and street lights. Work will typically occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. During this time, one lane on State Street will be closed. All businesses will remain open during construction. For more information, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/state-street-pedestrian-improvements.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM CONTINUES: The Lake Oswego Public Librarys summer reading program for all ages has more than 1,842 participants but theres room for more. Teens are invited to sign up online and visit the library to claim a new paperback. Adults can sign up at www.ci.oswego.or.us/library/lazinfest-adult-summer-reading.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT