To All COLA LO Members,
Last night the council voted 5-2 to continue with their proposal to identify provisions of the comprehensive plan that were not land use related. The council delayed the decision for two weeks to obtain more public input.
It appears some of that public comment was rather demeaning and degrading. Several members of the past administration and current board members testified at the council hearing.
The Oregonian published an article today on the decision Comprehensive Plan Changes.
" The small "Coalition" of people making such a fuss over every move this new council makes refuse to accept the outcome of the last two elections. They are still trying to push the Metro regional plan for Lake Oswego by bullying the new mayor, rudely questioning his authority, and making false claims that the new council is doing things underhanded. It is more than just a bunch of "hullabaloo". It's disrespectful, ugly, divisive, partisan politics PLANNED by people who can't stand that Lake Oswego voters have got their number and have elected a new mayor and council majority that care more about LO than Metro. "
It will be interesting to see how the press covers the decision given that in large part citizens support the councils actions.
Several COLA Members testified before council or were present at the council meeting last night.
Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.