L.O. Council Candidates Address Citizens’ Concerns

They talked about having coffee with residents, adding a second library to the city, their support of — and opposition to — the Wizer Block project and much, much more.

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City Council candidates (l-r) Jackie Manz, Ed Brockman, Jeff Gudman and Joe Buck.

Four of the five candidates for Lake Oswego City Council were part of a neighborhood association sponsored forum on Monday night at the Lakewood Center for the Arts. Candidates who were part of the forum included Ed Brockman, Joe Buck, Jeff Gudman and Jackie Manz. The fifth candidate, Matt Keenan, had an out-of-town commitment that prevented him from taking part.

The event, co-sonsored by the Hallinan, Glenmorrie, Blue Heron and North Shore/Country Club neighborhoods, drew about 40 citizens. Attendees were able to ask questions of the candidates and heard responses from each one. Topics included the Wizer Block, the 911 communications center, potential greenspace acquisitions, economic and racial diversity in Lake Oswego, mass transit options, and other areas.

Citizens will vote for three city councilors in the Nov. 4 general election.

Thanks to all who came out and helped spread the word about the forum.

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