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The City Council voted to authorize the city manager to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Clackamas County to help fund a research project.

The city of Lake Oswego decided this week to become more involved with a racial justice project at the county level.

During the Oct. 5 meeting, the Lake Oswego City Council voted without discussion to authorize the city manager to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Clackamas County to help fund a racial justice research project.

According to the city's staff report, the county entered into a contract with the Coalition of Communities of Color to carry out a racial justice project.

"The project will involve a multi-year, three-phase process in partnership with the County, local community-based organizations, and jurisdictional agencies to implement a community-based participatory action research project into the lived realities of communities of color," read the Oct. 5 staff report.

The total cost of the project is $300,000 and by signing the IGA, Lake Oswego is committed to $30,000 over the course of three years.

"It is anticipated that the results of the project will have impacts across many housing, health, transportation, civic, and employment systems within Oregon," the staff report read.

For more information, visit the city's website.


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