Planning Resources For Neighbors

Here is an interesting flyer regarding Eugene zoning. If you are interested in how the current zoning of our neighborhood looks like and what new developments are possible around your property, you can refer to the links in the included flyer. The flyer also includes a link to get updates about the current applicants for land use as well as agendas of related city boards.


To find out the zoning of a specific property or your entire neighborhood:

Land Use

For more information about the land use application process, including application types and processes, how to look up information about a specific project, and how to provide useful comments on land use applications:


To receive regular updates on the following:

  • New Land Use Applications
  • Project Consultation Notifications
  • Envision Eugene Updates
  • Planning Commission Agenda
  • Hearings Official Public Hearings
  • Historic Review Board Agendas

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Planning Resources for Neighbors

SHiNA Elections, Slate of Board Member Nominees & Positions 2017

Here are the new candidates for the upcoming SHiNA Elections and Slate of Board Member Nominees & Positions. The election meeting will be held on November, 5th 2017 4-6pm at Wayne Morse Family Farm.

  • Co-Chair – Ralph McDonald
  • Co-Chair – Janet Bevirt
  • Secretary – Ron Bevirt
  • Treasurer – ?
  • At-Large – Felipe Alonso III
  • At-Large – Piotr Esden-Tempski
  • At-Large – Lynn Marx
  • At-Large – Elizsabeth Zenger


SHiNA Annual Meeting & Elections 05 November 2017

Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association

SHiNA Annual Meeting & Elections

Sunday, November 5th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm 595 Crest Drive, Wayne Morse Family Farm

Be an active neighborhood member Become a member of the SHiNA Board

Topics of Interest Include:

Speaker Jim Wienecke (River Road Park District Board Chairman) will discuss a proposed initiative for a City feasibility study on forming a special district for Parks & Rec similar to Willamalane.

Elections of Board Nominees & Positions
Vote on Proposed Charter & Bylaws Changes Discussion on Leaning Trees, Barking Dogs & Rats

Snacks & Refreshments will be Available


Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association (SHiNA) General Meeting – Reminder

Please join us to share your viewpoints on how our community can be even better!

Next Southwest Hills Neighborhood Assoc (SHiNA) General Meeting                            on Sunday, October 15th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm                                                                      at Wayne Morse Family Farm, 595 Crest Drive

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA)                                                Will speak on Air Quality, Q & A follows                                   

SHiNA Board Nominees & Positions will be addressed                                                             

Proposed Bylaws Changes will be discussed

Let’s have an open conversation about Neighborhood Watch,              Suspicious Behavior and Appropriate Description of Persons.                                                   

These are topics that neighborhood people have voiced interest in & concerns about.

Twelve 3-Galloon Water Bottles will be Raffled !


Neighborhood Matching Grants Application Process Open!

Do Southwest Hills Neighbors have any suggestions for neighborhood improvement and community-building projects in SHiNA?

If you have any ideas make sure to send us a message through the Contact Form or talk to us during a General meeting.

Neighborhood Matching Grants Application Process Open

The City of Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grant cycle is open now through October 31 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. Applicants are also encouraged to consider how projects may help prepare Eugene to host the World Track and Field Championships in 2021.

EWEB Open House Oct. 17, 2017

Are you ready for the winter storm season? Curious about utility infrastructure improvements?

EWEB Open House
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
500 East 4th Avenue, North Building, Eugene
Free parking, near LTD bus stop and bike path

Stop by EWEB Headquarters for practical information on winter preparedness, energy and water efficiency incentives. Hear project updates and provide feedback on electric generation resources, pricing and more. Speak with EWEB managers and commissioners. Bring the kids for an interactive electrical safety demonstration. Door prizes and light refreshments offered. Customers will also receive a 3-gallon emergency water container to take home, while supplies last.

Can’t make it? Live chat with @EWEButility on Facebook and Twitter, or visit for preparedness tips and program information.

What do you seek in a new Police Chief?

The City of Eugene is in the first phase of hiring a new Police Chief. This phase is focused on listening to key stakeholders, community members, and the Eugene Police Department in an effort to understand what our community would like to see in our next Police Chief. Beginning next Tuesday, the City is hosting 8 forums for community members to share thoughts on what type of candidate we should seek to fill the position.


Identify & Prevent Rodent Infestations

For helpful pest information visit:


Rats can be very persistent even gnawing through metal to get in, and if they do gain access into your premises they can spread diseases, cause damage and contaminate food. Rats can cause other problems too, so it’s vital to eliminate a rat infestation quickly as rats can:

  • Damage property with constant gnawing, rats can damage insulation, pipes, doors, floorboards and will also shred soft materials for nesting
  • Contaminate foodstuffs as pathogens in rat’s urine and droppings can transmit diseases such as Weil’s Disease (Leptospirosis), Rat Bite Fever and Salmonellosis.

Check for common signs of rats which will help you identify a problem early, ensuring

effective treatment can start as soon as possible.


Signs of Rats

Rats are most active during the night therefore it is often easier to spot the signs of a rat

infestation than the actual rat.

Below are signs that could indicate that you have a potential rat problem.

  • Scratching Noises ↓ – Black rats are agile climbers and often found in lofts so you might hear scratching noises at night.
  • Rat Droppings ↓ – Brown Rat droppings are dark brown in a tapered, spindle shape – like a grain of rice.
  • Rub Marks ↓ – Grease and dirt on their bodies leaves smudges on surfaces.
  • Rat Holes ↓ – Brown rats are well known for digging extensive burrow systems for shelter, food storage and nesting.
  • Rat Nests ↓ – Rats will shred available materials such as loft insulation, cardboard and other soft items to make nests.
  • Footprints ↓ – Rats leave foot and tail marks in dusty, less-used areas of buildings.

If you have heard scratching noises or spotted any of the signs mentioned, we recommend acting quickly to ensure the potential infestation doesn’t spread any further.


Also Checkout:

  • Where to Check for Rats Inside a Building
  • Where to Check for Rats Outside your Property
  • Prevention:
    • How to Prevent Rats
    • Top Tips
    • Deterring Rats
    • Rat Proofing
    • Rat Species

Rise of the Rats

Known for their fierce survival instincts, brown rats prefer to build their burrows in urban sewers and the dwellings of humans, eating one-fifth of foodstuffs planted every year, but contaminating far more. In major cities, some experts say they are as many rats as there are people, while more conservative estimates put the ratio closer to one rat for every four humans. To fully understand how the rise of the rats has happened, you must understand the staggering rate at which rats can reproduce. Visit the website, swipe the images, to see how quickly two rats can breed in an ideal environment.

Also Checkout:

  • Rat reproduction facts
  • Why don’t rats outnumber people?
  • The raise of rats in numbers


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