SHiNA News for September 20, 2015

From the Editor

This week will be a brief newsletter due to a heavy workload. This newsletter focuses primarily on the two current land-use issues which affect our neighborhood.

Eldon Fox
Acting Corresponding Secretary, SHiNA

Board News

NOTICE, Time Sensitive!

This is a reminder that the SHiNA General Board Meeting scheduled for later today has been canceled.

A Calendar of meetings and events is now available on the SHiNA website at the following address Please contact me with any block party, or other neighborhood events, you would like to add to the calendar.


South Willamette Special Area Zone

The SHiNA board is currently working to set a date, time, and venue for the October General Meeting. One of the main items on the agenda will be to discuss, and bring before the neighbors for a vote, the official stance of the Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association with regards to the South Willamette Special Area Zone. It is extremely important that the association reflects the will of the neighborhood. To this end, please make the time to attend and communicate your opinion regarding these important issues. We will do our best to provide as much notice as is possible to allow you the opportunity to attend.

Thank you to those who were able to take the time to attend and participate in the Multi-Neighborhood Meeting in South Eugene. It is important that all concerns be considered and last Wednesday evening was a remarkable step towards that end. The discussion proved informative and, it is hoped, will have a positive impact on the planning process as our community moves towards an amicable outcome.

Rest-Haven Memorial Park

It is important to afford the public timely notice with regards to public hearings. Earlier this week, some neighbors in the Rest-Haven received notice by mail of a City Council Public Hearing set for this Monday, September 21st. at 7:30 PM at Harris Hall in the Public Services Building, 125 East 8th Avenue regarding the rezoning of the Rest-Haven Memorial Park from “Parks and Open Space” to “Low Density Residential.” It is important that those wishing to attend and voice their concerns, questions, opposition or support should be afforded timely and equal notification. As a result of the short and incomplete notice, the SHiNA board will petition the City Council for an extension of the public comment period.

From the City

Emergency Preparedness Vendor Fair

Wednesday, September 23 from noon until 2 PM, downtown Eugene’s Kesey Square

Be Informed – Be Prepared! Come to the Emergency Preparedness Vendor Fair

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?  The City of Eugene, the City of Springfield, and the University of Oregon are teaming up to help increase emergency preparedness awareness in our community.

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Neighborhood Matching Grants – Now Open

All projects due for pre-review by October 30, 2015

The City of Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grants cycle is now open with $50,000 available for neighborhood improvement and community-building projects. Community involvement and building relationships are key components and are encouraged by requiring that the project budget include a match amount equal to, or greater than, the grant request. Demonstrating responsible stewardship of our community assets while balancing our community’s social and environmental values are additional components of any project proposal submitted.

More information available at: