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New City Hall Project

The Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency is working on the planning and design of a new City Hall in downtown Lake Oswego. The new building, which will be constructed next door to the existing City Hall,  will provide a seismically safe, energy efficient and better functioning building for the community. It will include new facilities for Police and 911 dispatch services, city offices, a larger emergency operations center, and retail spaces. The majority of the project is funded by urban renewal. The new building will be 3 stories over one level for secured police parking. After the construction of the new building, the existing city hall will be demolished and replaced with customer parking and plazas.

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Lake Oswego Hires New City Manager

The Lake Oswego City Council has selected Martha Bennett as its new City Manager. Bennett will replace City Manager Scott Lazenby who will retire at the end of June 2019. 

Bringing over 25 years of solid local government experience, Bennett will begin her duties on August 19, 2019. In the interim, Megan Phelan will serve as City Manager pro tem.  

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Council Digest

The Council Digest is a weekly blog of reports to the City Council from city departments and outside agencies concerning activities and opportunities, upcoming meetings, status of projects, and other items of interest to the Mayor and Councilors.

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About the City Manager's Office

Pursuant to the Lake Oswego City Charter, the City Manager is appointed by the City Council to carry out council policies and to serve as chief administrative officer of the City. The City Manager manages the business of the City and implements the Council's plans and orders by:

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LOPedia

The LOPedia is an in-depth catalog of Lake Oswego's municipal services and programs. The catalog contains program and service definitions, and provides information about what the City of Lake Oswego does it, and how much it costs. The programs and services are organized operationally by department.

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Contact Information

Martha Bennett
City Manager
503-635-0214

Megan Phelan
Assistant City Manager
503-635-0281

Anthony Hooper
Deputy City Manager
503-697-7414

City Manager's Office
503-635-0215

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