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Committee will evaluate recommendations for how to allocate $35,000 in municipal grants

Keeping up with local government can be tricky, and even seasoned veterans have difficulty deciphering agenda items at times.

So with our "What's On Deck" posts, we'll pick an upcoming agenda item (or two), fill you in and — when necessary — try to break through the city-speak.

Today, we look at the Lake Oswego Budget Committee, which is set to meet at 6 p.m. tonight at City Hall.

At this particular meeting, the committee will evaluate recommendations made by a subcommittee for how the City should allocate $35,000 in municipal grants in the 2019-21 budget. Those recommendations are as follows:

— $3,500 to the Beeline Foundation for "family assistance – partners with schools"

— $10,000 to Clackamas Women's Services for an emergency shelter

— $3,000 to Family Promise of Tualatin Valley for temporary housing solutions

— $2,000 to Fly Me To the Moon/Oregon Music Hall of Fame for bringing living music to senior communities

— $5,000 to Hunger Fighters Oregon for its Lake Oswego food pantry

— $4,000 to the Lake Oswego Veterans memorial for an event ceremony and flags

— $3,000 to the Lakewood Theatre and Lakewood Center for the Arts for arts education

— $1,750 to the LOSD Special Services Parent Advisory Committee for its services to students with special needs

— $1,750 to Tools for Troops for refurbishing tools for veterans

— $1,000 to West Linn Lake Oswego Village in support of aging in place programs

The meeting will be held in council chambers and public comments will be accepted. To learn more about the proposed budget, click here. For a full agenda of the meeting, click here.

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