Please find the report from Oregon Consensus at the following link: Assessment Report: South Willamette Special Area Zone
For those following the process you may not be surprised that a great level of “distrust” exists between the City of Eugene’s Mayor, City Manager, Council and staff with the wishes of those who actually live in this community. How this Special Rezoning plan moves forward is yet to be seen. Communication and trust were mentioned many times in this document.
This is an election year. I encourage all of you to learn what the candidates for Mayor will support. The League of Women Voters is holding a couple debates. None in the South Willamette area! The Council of South Eugene Neighborhoods (Amazon, Friendly, Southeast Neighbors and SHiNA) is also seeking to hold a debate for Mayor and Ward 1. If you want to see responsible growth with all aspects of rezoning (schools, roads, traffic, parking, MUPTE, etc) which has inclusion in the Metro Plan, then ask your candidate if they support a Refinement Plan. Nothing else will have a lasting neighborhood protection.
Vic Hariton, Chair
Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association
U.S. Senator Wayne Morse, the Tiger of the Senate who taught law at the University of Oregon, championed funding for education as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Education. During his tenure more education legislation was adopted in Congress than during any previous period in U.S. history, earning him the title of “Mr. Education.”
The Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation (WMHPC) acknowledges this important contribution of the Senator’s career with a university or vocational college scholarship, the Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship. Established in 2011, it is awarded annually to a worthy Oregon student to be used at an institution of higher education in Oregon. Five outstanding young Oregonians have been selected thus far – attending Portland State, Oregon State, the University of Oregon and Lane and Portland Community Colleges.
WMHPC is working to build a firm financial base for the scholarship so we can pass the integrity and principles of Wayne Morse on to future generations of Oregonians. One of our most successful efforts is for engraved pavers and plaques that are bought by individuals, businesses or organizations and which surround the life-size statue of Senator Morse at the Lane County Courthouse on East 8th Avenue in Eugene. Tributes to Senator Morse or to his progressive ideals are welcomed. The pavers are long-lasting and will be legible for decades.
The pavers are $250 for a 4”x8” stone, $500 for a 4”x15” stone, $750 for $15”x13” stone and $1,000 for a 23”x15” stone. All but the engraving cost goes to the scholarship fund, and contributions for the scholarship are tax deductible.
More information for the scholarship and pavers can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org and online at waynemorse.org.
Johnny Earl, President