Comprehensive plan, redevelopment, Boones Ferry Road and events

CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY — The city council will resume ongoing deliberations related to a comprehensive plan update next week. The meeting is set to begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave. It will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by a redevelopment agency meeting.

BLOOD DRIVE — A blood drive will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at city hall, 380 A Ave. To sign up, visit and use the sponsor code “locityhall” or call 1-800-733-3767. Walk-ins are also welcome.

BOONES FERRY ROAD — The city council is gearing up to discuss long-anticipated plans to improve Boones Ferry Road. About 60 people attended a Nov. 19 meeting, according to the city. While some were supportive of the project, others voiced concerns about the overall cost, the use of urban renewal funding to pay for improvements, a raised median that will restrict left turns and right of way acquisition. Plans for funding work on Boones Ferry Road is on the council’s Dec. 17 meeting agenda.

HOLIDAY MARKET — The city’s special events division has partnered with the Lake Oswego Mothers Club for the annual Holiday Market, which will feature gift items, treats and décor. The two-day event will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way.

MORE HOLIDAY EVENTS — Horse-drawn carriage rides will travel through the First Addition neighborhood and downtown Lake Oswego from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The rides will begin at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave.

GOLF COURSE — The city has re-formed a committee to analyze ways to keep the municipal golf course financially sustainable. The nine-member group will consider programs that could bring in more revenue, and the parks and recreation advisory board will review the list of options before developing a 2014-15 budget, according to the city.

LIBRARY BOARD — The city is looking for someone to serve on the library advisory board. Applications are due Dec. 15. To apply, go to

LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE — The Lake Oswego Public Library will hold a holiday open house from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event will include live music at 1 and 3 p.m. at the library, 706 Fourth St.

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