I believe Oswego Lake is public. Of course, private homeowners have the right to restrict access to the lake from their own private land. But the city of Lake Oswego also has an obligation to provide a safe and regulated route of public access to the lake.
Lake Oswego is currently spending taxpayer money in what may be a losing legal battle to restrict access to the lake for the majority of our residents. Lake Oswego should instead view this as an opportunity for growth and inclusivity. We can focus on finding balanced solutions that both fulfill our obligation to share our public resource while providing rules and procedures for environmental protection.
As City Councilor, I will assure that the city of Lake Oswego shifts its focus from defense and instead plans for a more inclusive future for Oswego Lake.