Sunday, August 2, 2015

Final Words From Councilor Bowerman

To All COLA LO Members,

This past week Councilor Karen Bowerman published her final address int the LO review.   Its an interesting article form the now departing city councilor.    Many have asked COLA board members what they thought of the article.    Its no secret that COLA endorsed Candidate Bowerman during the 2012 election in what many perceived was a dramatic effort to shift the direction of the city in future years.  

In her article Councilor Boweman makes this statement.  

"In management, we know that unmet expectations are the No. 1 cause of organizational turnover. The workplace was not as expected. Unfortunately, our village is similarly not as expected. Life in Lake Oswego is taking on the character of a more dense profile, with codes that foster it. From my vantage point, village character is not reflected in our decision-making processes and we are not addressing real issues of quality of life."

So its clear she was unhappy about the direction of both the 2012 and 2014 council after serving 2.5 years of her 4 year term.     Its disappointing to see her leave early but we all understand.

Her article can be found at:  Viewing.

Many are now wondering who will replace Councilor Bowerman on the council.  Will the direction of the city council change?    More to come on that discussion and process.    

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.     


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