Is this the future of Southwest Neighbors?
The Oregon Legislature has dictated that Eugene must upzone all single-family neighborhoods to allow redevelopment with triplexes and fourplexes. What’s more, the legislation leaves what gets built, and where, up to developers and large real estate investment organizations.
An example of a demolished neighborhood is how the character and livability of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood was destroyed when blanket upzoning allowed radical redevelopment.
Get informed. Get involved. Take action. Protect your neighborhood.
Join your neighbors for a highly informative seminar on House Bill 2001’s impacts and action you can take.
“The Complete Survival Guide for Single-Family Neighborhoods” — Presented by Paul Conte Wednesday, December 11 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Tsunami Books — 2585 Willamette St. For more information, visit TrustTheNeighbors.org/seminar
Note to Southwest Hills Residents & Homeowners:
Homes south of W. 29th Ave. and around the Edgewood Shopping Center are prime targets for developers who want City Council to upzone so the developers can demolish homes and redevelop as high-end condos and apartments. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn specific actions you can take to protect your neighborhood.
Lane County will hold its first FREE Plastics Round-up on Sunday, September 30th, 10 am – 2 pm at the Glenwood Transfer Station, 3100 E 17th Ave, Eugene.
We’ll be collecting #2, #4 and #5 tubs, jugs, bottles, lids and beverage handles.
All materials brought to this event must be clearly stamped with a resin code (number inside chasing arrows) of #2, #4 or #5 and must be separated into shape descriptions. No other plastic types will be collected at this event.
All items must be washed clean. Remove all labels that are not printed on container.
Some examples of ACCEPTED items:
- #2 and #5 yogurt tubs and #4 yogurt lids (separated into three categories)
- #5 dairy and cottage cheese tubs (not the lid because it is not marked)
Some examples of EXCLUDED items:
- Arizona tea jugs marked both #5 AND #7
- Coffee Mate bottles #1
Why a Round-Up?
Recent disruptions to international recycling markets has driven changes in the collection of mixed recycling (aka curbside commingled recycling) systems in Lane County. Some communities have had to prohibit plastics in order to ensure that sorting facilities can produce a marketable paper commodity for remanufacturing.
Lane County and its partners are developing strategies to maintain recycling collection for the plastics that can be successfully recycled in the Pacific Northwest. The key to successful recycling is to ensure each commodity type is uncontaminated by other plastics or debris of any kind.
Interested in volunteering for this event?
Contact Kelly Bell at 541-682-2059 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, contact: email@example.com or visit the Lane County website.
Dr. Toomey from the UO Department of Earth Sciences will give a talk about earthquake hazards in Oregon and how the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system can be used by business, industry, government, and the public to become better prepared to respond to earthquakes.
August 8th, 2018
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
At the Springfield Justice Center, 2nd Floor, 230 4th Street, Springfield, Oregon
The new Newsletter for June is being mailed out to SHiNA residents. This Newsletter includes a free Southwest Hills Neighborhood bumper sticker.
Eugene Police Chief Selection Process – Get Involved!
The City of Eugene has entered the “Hire” phase of our Police Chief Recruitment process. We have a talented pool of applicants and plan to host finalists for the position in Eugene the week of March 12th!
Our goal is to create opportunities for community members to get to know the finalists and for the finalists to get to know our community. There will be multiple opportunities for community members to engage with this process. Visit this website for more information on community opportunities to engage.
A Community Panel is scheduled for the morning of March 13th. The purpose of this panel is to offer the opportunity to engage with candidates and contribute in the selection of the next Police Chief to a broad spectrum of the community. Selected panelists will participate in small group interviews with each finalist.
If this opportunity interests you and you’re available on March 13th from 8:00am -10:30am please submit your name, contact information and a brief statement of interest (30 words or fewer) here>>
All interested parties must submit their interest statement no later than February 28th at 9pm (DEADLINE EXTENDED) using this form>>
City Councilors, the Mayor and City Manager will make final selections of individuals who will participate in this process.
Join us for a Community Forum open to everyone and viewable through webcast! Community members who attend the forum and those viewing from home can submit questions in advance or during the forum. This interactive forum will be held on March 13th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Harris Hall.
You can submit questions in advance or in person at the forum to be asked of finalists. Planning to watch on the web? Submit your questions by email through 6:00 pm. All questions will be reviewed, themed and asked of finalists as time permits.
What Do You Think?
People present can provide written feedback in person. Everyone can provide feedback by email. All feedback collected before Saturday March 17th at 9 pm will be compiled and shared as submitted to the City Manager for review.
For more information, questions and ADA accommodations requests (with 48 hours notice) contact Jennifer Lleras Van Der Haeghen at 541-682-5619.