The Metro 2020 Transport Package protects Lake Oswego for private ownership. The Metro 2020 Transport package keeps Black, Brown and Indigenous people from accessing the most beautiful freshwater lake in the Portland Metro region. The Grande Ronde Tribe was forcibly removed from this area. The oldest indigenous artifacts in Oregon have been found near Lake Oswego. There is no public access to Lake Oswego for Portland Metro residents.
The City of Lake Oswego as we know it developed after the installment of the Red Train Line; a short 7 mile trip to downtown and led to the build out of Oswego industry in steel. According to wikipedia the train was always a mixed blessing; the steel industry collapsed after the rail lines brought cheaper steel from the midwest. The rail line was electrified in 1914. Development of elite housing and a major religious temple (Mormons) followed. According to Cadillac Desert the Mormons developed Utah and westward by building dams with the Army Corps of Engineers. In Oregon, Lake Oswego became home to the wealthy white elite.
The City of Lake Oswego city boundry triple dips into Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. That means the residents of Lake Oswego have 3 county councils and councilors they can access. The Portland Metro Boundary also gives these residents 2 Metro Council positions.