To All COLA LO Members,
The Positions of the Candidates can be found in an article in the LO Review last week at City Council Candidates excerpts are included below..........
Candidate Ed Brockman supports the Wizer development as the type of development needed for millennials. At the same time he mentions a quick fix for tree grove requirements and sensitive lands.
Candidate Joe Buck supports the Wizer development. On property rights: "We need to ensure the rights individuals have to be masters of their property are protected insofar as it affords others their reasonable right not to be unduly impacted by the actions of those individuals.
On the Wizer Block: "I wholeheartedly support East End redevelopment as a compact retail district. However, while I appreciate the passion behind the current Block 137 project, the scope and scale are out of in sync with the village characteristics of the neighborhood.”
Candidate Matt Keenan says the Wizer block should conform to the small commercial element of the East End planning district. On spending priorities: "“I think that transportation in Lake Oswego is under a lot of pressure, in terms of regional perspective, to invest in multi-modal transportation. In other areas of the region, I don’t disagree with it. But Lake Oswego currently does not have a whole lot of money, and we do have a street system that needs to be repaired and maintained. So putting our resources toward maintaining our streets should be the number one priority.
Combined the positions of all FIVE candidates present a mixed bag for the voters this fall. It will be interesting to see which issues are critical to the voting public in 2014.
COLA will interview all candidates this month and provide the board endorsement as it has in the past several elections. Stay tuned.....
Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.