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Please do not support LoveLOParks charter petition; Thank you Lake Oswego!; Don't sign parks petition

Please do not support LoveLOParks charter petition

As the managing Board of Friends of Springbrook Park, we have studied and examined the proposed charter amendment and the impact it would have on our parks and the future management to preserve our parks. The title sounds good on the surface but the possible impact does not.

Recently there was a public design process for changes in Iron Mountain Park which includes parking and a play area adjacent to the Hunt Club. This open process resulted in a new master plan that will be built in the near future. This proposed charter amendment makes no provisions for such a public process and would prevent such future modification to existing plans.

Hallinan Woods has some paved paths for public access for wheelchairs. The trails need repairs and the proposed charter would not allow the paths to be repaired. Also, the City and Parks leadership are exploring park areas where disabled access would have a parking place or two. This might well be prevented with the new initiative.

Lake Oswego has very active "Friends groups" and neighborhoods who work with the City and Parks Department staff. This team effort has enhanced many of our current parks and some potential new ones. We all want the same goal to preserve our parks. This "loveloparks" initiative is misleading and would result in many unintended consequences. Please join us in NOT supporting this initiative. Thank you.

Friends of Springbrook

Park Board

Lake Oswego

Thank you Lake Oswego!

The Lake Oswego Meals On Wheels Board would like to thank all the individuals and businesses that generously donated or otherwise participated in a very successful year for our Meals On Wheels program, especially regarding the program designated by Lake Oswego City Council, "October as Meals On Wheels Month."

Also we really appreciate four major contributors of our program: Gubancs, Babica Hen, and Lake Oswego's New Seasons Market and Home Street Bank.

We want to thank the following businesses for their active participation in our fundraising programs: Nicoletta's Table and Marketplace, Deno's Pizzeria, Jefe Mexican Restaurant, Holy Taco Restaurant, Five Spice Seafood & Wine Bar, Pizzeria sul Lago, Chocolates by Bernards, Churchill Mortgage,Tavern On Kruse, Flying Pie Pizza, Trios Studio, Director's Mortgage, Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce, Baldwin's Bottle Shop and Tasting Parlor, and Hasson Company Realtors.

We also want to thank all of the individuals that donated to our program.

The Lake Oswego Meals On Wheels Program is totally dependent on the generous donations from our community and we hope to be able to continue feeding the citizens of Lake Oswego that are in need of our services.

Thanks again for your generous donation.

Lynn Brokaw

board member of Lake Oswego Meals Network

Lake Oswego

Don't sign parks petition

Though laudable in intent, the current petition proposal circulating in the community to amend Charter X and apply it to fifteen natural open spaces has been noted by the Oswego Lake Watershed Council Board to suffer limitations when applied to specific sites. Our approach and objective would be to seek a more comprehensive, contemporary, foresighted approach to protective measures. The OLWC Board recognizes the need for heightened preservation on our natural open spaces as has been highlighted in previous park planning documents. We agree with citizens who advocate for a formulation of goals, and we recognize the collaboration to reach those goals should emanate from a broader base especially in consultation with our City organizations that have made significant strides to enhance natural areas and who have promoted the care and stewardship by engaged citizenry. Language matters when it places limitations on work that helps restore natural open spaces so they can provide habitat vitality and public enjoyment. Let's all work together on a unified, comprehensive open space preservation plan that will ensure these valuable assets are available for future generations. Please do not sign the petition in its current form.

Stephanie Wagner

Lake Oswego


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