Wednesday, July 8, 2015

LO Review Editor Changing the Face of Community Journalism?

To All COLA LO Members,

Its no secret that the LO review has not embraced fiscally conservative candidates or elected officials over the years.    COLA members and board members have been contacted often on this matter.   However, there may be a real change in terms of the fairness issue at the LO Review.

Several board members and many COLA members have met with he new editor of the Review over the past year.   Most have come back with a view that there may be a refreshing change in our local press.    All would agree that is a good sign.

This past week the editor of the LO Review published an article describing the challenges he faces and decisions he has made.   It makes for a good read.   The article Objectivity & Engagement is a good read for all citizens.  

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.  

Councilor Karen Bowerman RESIGNS!

To All COLA LO Members,

Last night in a dramatic statement City Councilor Karen Bowerman resigned after serving only 2.5 years of her 4 year term when elected in 2012.   Many in the community are stunned by her announcement.

A recent newcomer to the community, she won the most votes in 2012 in a dramatic election that saw the council direction change dramatically away form the "tax and spend" philosophy of governance.

Details can be found in an immediate update in the LO review:  Bowerman Resignation.

Who will replace Councilor Bowerman, will the council direction change?  Its on the minds of many community leaders today.  

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

More Details Emerge from the WEB Sale

To All COLA LO members,

More details are emerging on the sale of the WEB building.  The results keep looking even better than expected.    It looks like the sale was nearly $3 million in excess of what was owed on the property.

That means our City will not have to write a check to the buyer.    In addition a small parcel of land on Kruse Way near the facility may also be sold to another buyer.  

The question now is what will the council do with a one time infusion of more than $3 million in funds?   Time will tell but its certain that the extra funds are needed within the community.

More details were released in the LO Review article Yakima Products Buys the WEB.  

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

City Council Sells the WEB!

To All COLA LO Members,

Its finally been announced.   The Council has sold the WEB building to YAKIMA who will use it as their headquarters in Oregon.    They intend to remodel the interior and move employees there by the end of the year.  

Its a win-win for citizens in Lake Oswego and the company.  
This is a major step in the ongoing economic development of the west side of Lake Oswego which is observing enormous private investment.    the details can be found at:  WEB Sold to Yakima Products.

When the final details are made public we believe everyone will see the enormous benefit this decision will provide to everyone in the city.

Please notify all friends, contacts, and members.  

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