Citizen Advisory Committee

The next two meetings are scheduled for September 26, 2013 and December 19, 2013. Thanks to each of you for all of your hard work over the last three years!

2035 Vision for Economic Vitality


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We are a community where people can live, work, play and meet their daily needs for goods and services. We build upon the intellectual capital of the community to attract new ventures, retain local businesses and connect to the global economy.  We are business-friendly and a regional model for employment and mixed-use centers that attract quality jobs.

The Economic Vitality action area includes goals and policies guiding the designation of commercial, industrial and other employment areas and uses. It updates the existing Comprehensive Plan’s Goal 9, click here for a PDF of the existing Goals and Policies (it will open in a new window).


What Have We Done So Far?
Click here to see more details and documentation of what has happened so far with this action area!

Each Action Area’s Goals and Polices go through a series of steps involving public involvement and comment, various review processes by different commissions and councils, and lastly, approval by the City Council. The graphic below shows where this action area is in the process.

Timeline for Economic Vitality Progress


Action Area Overview

What We’ve Heard

Based on the values and aspiration of Lake Oswegans, the 2035 Community Vision provides the framework for updated goals and policies. The 2010 We Love Lake Oswego community survey gathered input from 823 citizens to develop the vision. Here’s what we hear about economic vitality (to read additional citizen input on this action area, click here):

  • 63% thought that Lake Oswego’s economic role 25 years from now should be “A full-service community where people can live, work, and buy all goods & services,” followed by “a mix of bedroom community and full-service community” (55%) and “a source of innovation for the region” (41%)
  • Regarding top priorities for improving the City’s business districts, 61% prioritized “redevelopment of underused or blighted properties”, 57% “support diversity of shops and businesses,” 46% “providing transit, walking, and biking access,” and 44% “recruiting new businesses.”
  • 25% thought that bookstores, hardware stores or locally owned businesses would be desired in 2035, followed by new industry, such as professional, bio-tech, engineering, and green businesses (14%).

More background on this action area:

Background: Overview | Full Report

Economic Opportunity Analysis (May 2011)



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