Over the past 5 years, Eugene’s population has grown and so have our public safety needs. While many creative programs have been applied to this problem to maximize resources and meet community needs, the growing demand continues to outpace capacity causing critical gaps in community safety and services.
In the past 5 years:
- Eugene 911 calls have increased 21%
- Police and 911 staffing has remained flat
- Average wait time has increased by 20 minutes
- Police are unable to respond to 1 out of 3 calls due to lack of patrol resources
(Note: These are calls about non-life threatening situations)
Tell the City of Eugene what you think
The City is collecting input from community members through phone surveys, outreach at community events, and an online survey. Please take a few minutes to participate in the online survey. This information will be summarized and shared with the City Council as they consider and discuss community safety this fall. The information will also be shared on the City’s website where you can learn more about Community Safety in Eugene.
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.
Please fill out the Lane Transit District 10-minute Survey to tell the state how you travel and what you think about the available travel options.
At the end of the survey, you may enter a prize drawing to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards!
In April, 2015, the Oregon Department of Transportation adopted its first statewide Transportation Options Plan
. “Transportation options” programs expand the opportunity for people to travel by providing education, outreach, and resources on how to take the bus, bike, walk, share rides, and telecommute.
As part of implementing the ODOT Transportation Options Plan, Point2point at Lane Transit District is conducting an ANNUAL SURVEY
to better understand how people currently travel and the awareness and satisfaction of their current transportation options program offerings.
Your participation will help inform future transportation options program investments in our community and expand transportation options and access for all.
This survey will close on February 23, 2018
To learn more about Point2point, visit the website at LTD.org/Point2point