Task force should prioritize those who have been excluded
We are pleased to hear that applicants for the DEI advisory task force to the LO City Council are being interviewed. Hopefully the task force will soon be appointed.
The DEI task force is an opportunity for our community to receive input from diverse perspectives, most importantly people of color. We all want to progress from being known to many outside our community as "Lake No Negro," to being reputed as a city where people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and socioeconomic status can feel not just comfortable and welcome, but also be recognized as important voices, contributors and participants in city governance.
Truly, the only people who can clearly identify the barriers to this vision are those who are directly affected. They should have a majority of the seats on the task force, especially considering their frustrations were the primary impetus for its creation. We hope the City Council members recognize this and keep it in mind as they select the task force. Hearing from people of color and incorporating the information gathered by the task force will inform planning for the future of a diverse and welcoming Lake Oswego.
Janice Cockrell Czerniejewski
Don E. Wayne
A special night at the farm
Many thanks to Friends of Luscher Farm for Twilight on the Farm on Saturday night! As an attendee with my husband, sister and friend, we want to express our appreciation to the Friends Board, Dryland Farmers Band, Chef Pascal Chureau, the many contributors and volunteers for a lovely dinner, great music and fantastic food at the farm. The fact that the rain ceased as the alfresco dining began only punctuated that all the stars aligned for a magnificent sunset for all to enjoy. The raffle was fun and the event was delightful and memorable!
Thank you FOLF.
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