Vote YES on Citizen-initiated Measure 3-568 and Vote NO on City Council's Measure 3-575
Citizens' Measure 3-568Natural Areas

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Citizens Taking Initiative

Citizens Taking Initiative

Springbrook Park, Canal Acres, Bryant Woods, Cooks Butte, and Stevens Meadows are examples of natural habitats within our neighborhoods resulting…
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No accident

No accident

Oregon Wild and the Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter chose to endorse Citizens’ Measure 3-568. Let that sink in. These organizations…
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Don’t be fooled by city measure

Don’t be fooled by city measure

They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot! The politicians are up to their old shenanigans. This November there…
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Measures couldn’t be more different

Measures couldn’t be more different

One would think that Lake Oswego citizens have two reasonable measures to protect our natural parks. Digging deeper, you’ll find…
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Save your right to vote

Save your right to vote

Look at the so called “Nature Park” on Iron Mountain Road next to the Hunt Club. Where is the natural…
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Look to Woodmont when considering measures

Look to Woodmont when considering measures

Woodmont Natural Park would be in a more natural state as life-long resident Donald Meyer had intended under citizen-initiated Measure…
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Citizens’ measure would fully protect parks

Citizens’ measure would fully protect parks

I have done my research into the competing parks measures. 3-568 (citizens’ initiative) was written with the full and clear…
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The Devil’s in the details

The Devil’s in the details

LO voters have an important decision on the direction to take to protect our natural parks this November. This isn’t…
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Measure 3-568 has integrity

Measure 3-568 has integrity

Residents have been working hard for at least 18 months, as a part of a grass roots effort, to get…
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Don’t be fooled

Don’t be fooled

We can’t trust the City of LO to protect our natural parks. Three times since 1993 the City has tried…
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Vote to truly protect parks

Vote to truly protect parks

Initiative 3-568 better protects our natural area parks than the City’s Referendum 3-575. Initiative 3-568 places the current natural park…
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Concrete and asphalt are not the only ways to make an ADA trail

Concrete and asphalt are not the only ways to make an ADA trail

My young adult kids have mobility issues and sometimes they use wheelchairs.  Measure 3-568 does NOT conflict with Federal ADA…
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Stop the Confusion

Stop the Confusion

As 32+ year residents of Lake Oswego, it pains us to think that we can no longer trust the Lake…
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Officials’ actions on natural parks don’t match words

Officials’ actions on natural parks don’t match words

Do “actions speak louder than words”? Now “misinformation” and “malinformation” are amplified louder. As an environmental scientist, I respectfully ask…
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Support citizens’ parks measure

Support citizens’ parks measure

The citizens’ Measure 3-568 will provide all our natural parks the same protections that Spring-brook has. It does so by…
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Measure would protect LO beauty

Measure would protect LO beauty

600 acres of parkland, 460 acres of natural and open space areas, and our homes surrounded by tall fir trees…
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Rainbow Terrace Endorses Measure 3-568

Rainbow Terrace Endorses Measure 3-568

Rainbow Terrance is a subdivision in the Uplands Neighborhood nestled between Boones Ferry Rd, the tennis center, and Springbrook Park….
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City referendum is attack on citizen initiative

City referendum is attack on citizen initiative

I am disturbed by the city’s referendum which would strip away Springbrook Park’s charter protection — and preclude this protection…
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Of sparrows, zombie fires and the tipping point

Of sparrows, zombie fires and the tipping point

In this week’s LO Review, Pierre Zubrinsky’s Citizen View asks “Does our City Council not yet recognize the severity of…
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Protect our parks

Protect our parks

“There is so little we can count on these days. I’d like to think that walking in our local parks…
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Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter Endorses Measure 3-568

Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter Endorses Measure 3-568

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon – September 4, 2021 – LoveLOParks is pleased to announce that, after careful review…
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Does Lake Oswego really want to protect its parks?

Does Lake Oswego really want to protect its parks?

In this week’s LO Review, a Letter to the Editor submitted by Jean Eves — a long time Uplands Neighborhood…
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Oregon Wild Endorses Measure 3-568

Oregon Wild Endorses Measure 3-568

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon – August 24, 2021 – LoveLOParks is pleased to announce that Oregon Wild has…
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LoveLOParks Petitions Circuit Court to Review City of Lake Oswego’s Ballot Title

LoveLOParks Petitions Circuit Court to Review City of Lake Oswego’s Ballot Title

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon – August 13, 2021 – On behalf of LoveLOParks, Scott Handley filed a petition…
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City Council Will Forward Competing Referendum

City Council Will Forward Competing Referendum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon – August 4, 2021 – Love Lake Oswego Parks Committee is disappointed to announce…
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Community Members’ Public Comments – RE: Agenda Item- Resolution 21-29

Community Members’ Public Comments – RE: Agenda Item- Resolution 21-29

Over 50 Lake Oswego residents sent public comments to today’s City Council meeting asking City Council to reject a City…
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Scott Handley’s Public Comments – RE: Agenda Item- Resolution 21-29

Scott Handley’s Public Comments – RE: Agenda Item- Resolution 21-29

Below are Scott Handley’s public comments asking City Council to reject referring a City referendum to the November 2021 ballot…
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Betsy Wosko’s Public Comments – RE: Agenda Item- Resolution 21-29

Betsy Wosko’s Public Comments – RE: Agenda Item- Resolution 21-29

Below are Betsy Wosko’s public comments asking City Council to reject referring a City referendum to the November 2021 ballot…
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Wide Support for Citizen Initiative Petition 2020IN-1

Wide Support for Citizen Initiative Petition 2020IN-1

Updated: August 1, 2021 On June 23, 2023, the Clackamas County Elections Office certified that our citizen initiative petition, 2020IN-1,…
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Thanks For Doing This!!

Thanks For Doing This!!

Citizens from all across Lake Oswego have signed our citizen initiative petition, 2020IN-1, to protect our natural parks from development…
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Evaluating options on park measures

Evaluating options on park measures

THERESA KOHLHOFF’sREADER’S LETTER The city is considering a referendum against a citizen’s initiative, Love LO Parks. The only park that…
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Citizen Initiative 2020IN-1 Qualifies for the November 2021 Ballot

Citizen Initiative 2020IN-1 Qualifies for the November 2021 Ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon – July 7, 2021 – Love Lake Oswego Parks Committee is pleased to announce…
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City Council Recognizes & Files 2020IN-1

City Council Recognizes & Files 2020IN-1

Per Oregon statute, on July 6, 2021, the Lake Oswego City Council adopted Resolution 21-23 thereby recognizing our citizen initiative…
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Love LO Parks measure will appear on November ballot

Love LO Parks measure will appear on November ballot

Clara Howell’s LO Review article (posted online July 2nd), “Love LO Parks measure will appear on the November ballot,” is…
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Qualified!

Qualified!

Great news!Our citizen initiative petition limiting development in 15 natural parks has been certified by the Clackamas county elections office…
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City Council Discusses 2020IN-1

City Council Discusses 2020IN-1

On June 15, 2021, Lake Oswego City Council discussed agenda item “7.3 Proposed Natural Areas Preservation Charter Referendum.” Martha Bennett, the…
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Every Signature’s Important

Every Signature’s Important

“It’s surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just…
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Don’t take LO natural areas for granted

Don’t take LO natural areas for granted

CLAIRE PUCHY’SCITIZEN’s VIEW The recent wildfires are a reminder of how precious our environment is to humans, as well as…
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Act locally, impact globally

Act locally, impact globally

MEGAN BUSBEE’SREADER’S LETTER Nausea, tightened chest, headaches and anxiety were my symptoms from the relentless toxic wildfire smoke that eerily…
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The debate is over, action is required now

The debate is over, action is required now

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes…
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Woodmont A Natural Park No More

Woodmont A Natural Park No More

Shocking photos of Woodmont Natural Park, located in the Forest Highlands Neighborhood, shared by a neighbor who is disappointed at…
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Owners vs. Caretakers

Owners vs. Caretakers

LO citizens: I encourage all of you over the next few days/weeks to take some time to reflect upon the…
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Happy 45th Birthday Cooks Butte Nature Park!

Happy 45th Birthday Cooks Butte Nature Park!

On April 4, 1975, John and Marjorie Emery deeded the 42 acres we know as Cooks Butte Nature Park to…
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Reader’s Letter- The parks, the people and the future

Reader’s Letter- The parks, the people and the future

LESLIE EMERY’SREADERS’ LETTER I am one of three sons of Marjorie Emery. It was Marjorie whose profound love of nature,…
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Lake Oswego’s Cooks’ Butte (VIDEO)

Lake Oswego’s Cooks’ Butte (VIDEO)

(What mysteries await us at the top?) Just on the other side of Stafford Hamlet… In this episode of Around…
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Dear Neighbors…

Dear Neighbors…

Dear Neighbors, Last September, our Palisades neighbors were confronted with insurmountable odds to protect Cook’s Butte for the 3rd time…
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Save LO Parks initiative: Remember McCall

Save LO Parks initiative: Remember McCall

Betsy Wosko reminds us about Oregon’s Comprehensive Plan and its priority for community involvement as a necessary balancing force against…
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Charter protection shouldn’t be exclusive to Springbrook

The Friends of Springbrook Park Board’s letter in the LO Review this week, “Please do not support LoveLOParks charter petition,”…
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Our Numbers Tell A Different Story

Doug McKean’s Citizen’s View in this week’s LO Review, “Opposition grows to initiative by LoveLOParks,” is another attempt to mislead…
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Our Charter Amendment Is The Better Way

Nancy Gronowski’s Citizen’s View, “Don’t be fooled by LoveLOParks: There’s a better way”, misrepresents our citizen-led initiative with misleading commentary…
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Our Community Should Decide

Our Community Should Decide

Rosemary DiCandilo offers a perspective on Lake Oswego’s natural areas and builds a case to protect them from future City…
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Citizen’s View- We must protect our natural areas

Citizen’s View- We must protect our natural areas

Scott Handley, a Lake Oswego resident and the chief petitioner for the community-led prospective initiative 2020IN-1, outlines the necessity to…
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Letter to the Editor- Welcome 2020 by helping protect LO natural areas

Letter to the Editor- Welcome 2020 by helping protect LO natural areas

Kirsten Sommer offers the community to start the new year on a positive note and protect Lake Oswego’s natural areas…
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Tues, 12/17 @ 3:00 PM: Citizen Comment

Tues, 12/17 @ 3:00 PM: Citizen Comment

Scott Handley, Chief Petitioner, introduced the community’s prospective petition initiative, 2020IN-1, to City Council. After Scott’s comments, several Councilors asked…
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Citizen Initiative Petition 2020IN-1 Receives Approval to Circulate

Citizen Initiative Petition 2020IN-1 Receives Approval to Circulate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon – December 12, 2019 – Love Lake Oswego Parks Committee is pleased to announce…
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Prospective Petition for a Local Initiative Meets Constitutional Provisions

Prospective Petition for a Local Initiative Meets Constitutional Provisions

LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon – November 14, 2019 – Love Lake Oswego Parks Committee is pleased to announce that Lake Oswego’s…
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Emery’s Rescind Consent for Telecommunications Tower at Cooks Butte

Emery’s Rescind Consent for Telecommunications Tower at Cooks Butte

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon – November 6, 2019 – Save Cooks Butte announced two major developments at our…
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Citizens' Measure 3-568Natural Areas