Conversation on Rezoning, Infill and Middle Housing on Single Family Lots

The City Council is considering zoning changes to encourage infill and make possible more dense development on single family (R-1) lots throughout the city. The theory behind this approach is that by allowing the development of more accessory dwellings, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, courtyard apartments, cottage clusters, bungalow courts, townhouses, multiplexes and live/work buildings (all called “Middle Housing”) on single family lots, we can provide a growing population with better access to more “affordable” housing.

Southeast Neighbors have invited Eben Fodor, a local planning consultant and researcher on the impacts of urban growth and land development, to discuss the theory.

He asks us to consider:

  • What evidence exists to demonstrate that these new housing types are more affordable?
  • How would we prevent the loss of older more affordable homes if increasing land values spur speculation?
  • Will new infrastructure (schools, parks and roads) be needed and how will it be paid for?
  • What about impacts to neighbors (solar shading, loss of privacy, yards, gardens, play areas, open space and trees, increased traffic, parking needs and noise, etc.?

     
    All Community Members of Eugene Neighborhoods Welcomed!

    Join the South Eugene Neighbors for a Lively Conversation on

    Thursday, March 1st, 7:00 pm at Good Samaritan, 3500 Hilyard Street

     

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: https://www.eugene-or.gov/3834/Community-Opportunities

 Community Panel:
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.

Process:

–        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 the final selections of individuals who will participate in this process.

Community Forum:
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 – 6:30pm at Harris Hall.

Submit Questions
You can submit questions in advance (by email epcrecruit@ci.eugene.or.us) or in person at the forum to be asked of finalists. Planning to watch on the web? Submit your questions by email through 6:00pm to epcrecruit@ci.eugene.or.us.
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 to EPCrecruit@ci.eugene.or.us. All feedback collected before Saturday March 17th at 9pm 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 or Jennifer.e.vanderhaeghen@ci.eugene.or.us.

Police Chief Recruitment Process Opportunities

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.

Community Panel:

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>> 

Process: 

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.

Community Forum:

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.

Submit Questions

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.

Possible Housing, Density & Zoning Changes in South Eugene Join the Conversation

Sunday, February, 18th, 2-5pm, at the Youth House – 3350 Willamette St

  1. What is most appealing about our neighborhood?
  2. What does “livability” mean to you?
  3. What do you hope for in the future of housing in your neighborhood?
  4. What do you fear for in the future of housing in our neighborhood?
  5. Eugene’s population is growing rapidly and that is exacerbating housing access andaffordability.
    Do you agree with the idea that there is a need for more densification in South Eugene? Why or why not?
    [Brief Slide Presentation from UO Architecture Grad Student, Clay Neal.
    Clay will present a paired series of nine slides depicting a range of proposed options being considered for densification in South Eugene.]
  6. What are your reactions to the proposed ideas you’ve just seen? [Clay will explain the differences between the paired series of slides.]
  7. Where do you think new housing could be built in Southwest Eugene? Where not?
  8. What are you willing and unwilling to compromise on to accommodate more density?
  9. How would you want the City to seek your opinion about zoning changes to allow moredensity in our neighborhood?
    Would you want your neighborhood association to represent you in this process? Would you participate in a neighborhood land-use sub-committee?
  10. What feedback can you offer about this forum process? Was it useful?What would make it more useful?

Lane Transit District Survey

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

Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association (SHiNA) General Meeting

Sunday, February 18th, 2 – 5pm Youth House, 3350 Willamette St

 

Meeting Agenda:

1:15 – 2:00pm Board Members Set-Up Room.
Sign-In & Name Labels, pick up Card & Pencil – (45 mins)

2:00 – 2:05pm Meeting Starts:
Welcome Southwest Hills Neighbors – 1 of 3,671 addresses.
SHiNA Boundary Map with this location & 2 possible future subdivisions.
(Here we are at the new Youth House, on Willamette St, here’s City View & McLean Blvd.) Introduce SHiNA Board & Vote on 12/14/17 Board Meeting Minutes.
Please visit the SHiNA Website, Facebook & Nextdoor – (5 mins)

2:05 – 2:15pm Refreshments are in the kitchen area. Any Announcements or Public Comments? (2 minute maximum for 5 people) – (10 mins)

2:15 – 2:30pm Intro to Youth House & Hosea Speakers: Paul and/or David speak.

Youth House tour and Q & A time will be at 4:30pm outside this hall – (15 mins) 2:30 – 4:30pm Thank Southeast Neighbors Land-Use Sub-Committee.

Intro Clay Neal, UO Architecture Grad Student with presentation & questions about housing, density & rezoning options for SW Hills neighbors – (2 hrs) 4:30 – 5:00pm Announce Youth House tour and Q & A outside the meeting hall.

Please sign-in, leave your cards & our pencils on the table.
Also any & all SHiNA donations are greatly appreciated!
Take a voter card if you’ve moved or are unregistered for the May elections.
Next General Meeting Topic: Discuss the City Auditor measure on the May ballot. Newsletter, Website, Facebook & Nextdoor will announce the Sunday in April, time & place. Contact the SHiNA Board through our email: shina_board@googlegroups.com
Next Board Meeting: Thursday, March 8th, 6-8pm, Wayne Morse Family Farm.
Board Members please stay to Clean-Up Room.
Meeting Adjourned – (30 mins)

 

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Building 4J’s Future: Bond Community Forum

Eugene School District 4J is holding a community conversation to seek input on a potential bond measure. The school board is talking with our 4J community about how and when to replace or renovate buildings and materials that no longer serve our students well. Please share this event with other folks who may want to join the conversation!

BOND COMMUNITY FORUMS

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7–8:30 p.m.
Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 7–8:30 p.m.
Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.

Saturday, Feb. 24, 10–11:30 a.m.
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.

Monday, Feb. 26, 7–8:30 p.m.
Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd Ave.

Thursday, March 1, 7–8:30 p.m.
Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd.

More information: http://www.4j.lane.edu/2018/02/2018-bond-community-forums

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/399996297115848/

Egan Warming Centers – Volunteers Needed

The Egan Warming Centers provide warm, safe places to sleep for people who are experiencing homelessness on nights when the temperature drops to 30 degrees or below. Tonight – Tuesday, December 12 – will be the 9th night in a row that Egan has activated. The Centers rely heavily on volunteers, so long activations can make it challenging to maintain adequate staffing and ensure that the Centers can stay open. There are different roles to fill, from kitchen crew and safety to general staffing support and helping with donations. A New Volunteer Orientation & Training will take place next Tuesday, December 19, at 6 pm, at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. More information can be found at www.eganwarmingcenter.com.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!