SHiNA News for September 12, 2015

From the Editor

This coming week is an important one for our community. There will be a multi-neighborhood meeting regarding the “South Willamette Special Area Zone Plan.” Please read below under Land-use for more details and links where you can get more information. This is something we should all take a moment to become better informed about.

Also, under the “From the City” section of this newsletter you will find a link to the Eugene Parks and Recreation System Plan and Recreation Facilities Survey. This survey ends today, so act now!

Eldon Fox
Corresponding Secretary, SHiNA

Board News

The SHiNA Chair, Juan Carlos, would like to welcome three new members to the board; Vic Hariton, Wendy MacLean, and Kristen Murphy. It is exciting to have more neighbors coming forward to help in the efforts to bring the neighborhood together and foster a sense of community. The board meets once a month on the second Thursday from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Market of Choice on 29th. If you have an interest in joining the board, have an issue you would like to discuss, or are curious and would like to listen in, please come and join us, we would love to meet you!


Multi-Neighborhood Meeting in South Eugene

When: Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Good Samaritan Society Eugene Village
3500 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97405

More Information:

Join Southeast, Southwest Hills, Friendly, and Amazon neighbors to to share viewpoints and come to a deeper understanding on the issues surrounding the South Willamette Special Area Zone design code proposal.

The meeting will begin with short presentations from the City of Eugene Planning Division, 1000 Friends of Oregon, South Willamette Neighbors, and neighbors in support of the South Willamette Special Area Zone. City Councilors and neighborhood association leaders, and audience members will ask questions of the panelists.

Invited Panelists:

  • Jennifer Knapp (City of Eugene Planning Division)
  • Will Dowdy (City of Eugene Planning Division)
  • Terri Harding (City of Eugene Planning Division)
  • Mia Nelson (1000 Friends of Oregon)
  • Duncan Rhodes (Southeast Neighbors)
  • John Lawless (Friendly Street Neighbors)
  • Lanie Millar (South Willamette Neighbors)
  • Ralph McDonald (South Willamette Neighbors)

Program Coordinators:

  • Heather Sielicki
  • Juan Carlos Valle

Local News

Willamette Traffic

As planned, construction North of 29th Ave. on Willamette has begun. More information can be found at

From the City

Sunday Streets! September 20: Friendly Neighborhood

On Sunday, September 20, from noon to 4 p.m. streets in the Friendly Area Neighborhood from Friendly Park (27th at Monroe) to the Common Ground Garden (21st at Van Buren) will be filled with walkers, rollers, cyclists, music, dancing, vending and more.

Eugene Sunday Street events are an outreach of the City of Eugene’s Transportation Options Team aimed at engaging the community and promoting active transportation and healthy lifestyle choices.

To sign up as a volunteer:

  • contact Emily at  or register online at

For more information about the event, go to

BRING Home & Garden Tour

On Sunday, September 13, the seventh annual BRING Home and Garden Tour, The Art of Sustainable Living, explores the latest in sustainable home design and gardening and celebrates the ingenuity that defines this community. The tour will take place this Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Co-hosted by the City of Eugene and Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB).

For more information or to buy tickets, go to

Eugene Parks & Recreation Survey – Closes Saturday (TODAY)!

What are YOUR priorities?

City of Eugene Parks and Recreation staff have been working on a 10-year vision to guide the development of Eugene’s parks, trails, recreation facilities and sports fields. In order to build on our strong legacy and adjust to new challenges moving forward, we need to create a plan that truly reflects our community’s needs and values. We have been collecting community feedback all summer long and have more than 1,200 responses to our online survey, but we also want to hear from you.

Please take the 10-minute online survey ( by September 12. As a thank you for your time, you will be entered to win a customized Recreation experience and more.

Library Levy Set for November 3 Election

On Monday, July 13, the Eugene City Council voted to place a five-year local option levy on the November 3 ballot to fund expanded services by Eugene Public Library.

To read more and view the full ballot text, go to