Clear and Objective Criteria Map

As part of the Envision Eugene urban growth boundary (UGB) process, in 2015, City Council provided direction on housing by initiating several projects. These included establishing a baseline UGB, establishing urban reserves, growth monitoring and updating the City’s needed housing (clear and objective) regulations. A map was designed to allow the public to visualize the impact of the clear and objective criteria on the residential areas identified as undeveloped or partially vacant during the 2012-2032 Buildable Lands Inventory.

The fourth, final meeting to generate and evaluate preferred concepts to improve the Clear & Objective Housing Approval Criteria will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:30-8:30 PM in the Atrium Building Lobby, 99 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR. If you haven’t yet, please send an RSVP to

For additional information on the Clear and Objective Housing Approval Criteria Update, please visit


Eugene City Council Joint Work Session: October 10, 2018

The Public Shelter Feasibility Study and Homeless Service System Analysis Mid-Project Presentation by the Technical Assistance Collaborative takes place Wednesday at noon. The purpose of this work session is to update City of Eugene and Lane County elected officials on work to develop a comprehensive homeless services system map and progress towards recommendations for public shelter and other system improvements. Staff from the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) will present the results of their work thus far and seek specific feedback to inform refinement of the homeless services systems map and forthcoming recommendations. The final report will be delivered in December, 2018. Download materials…

Clear & Objective Workshop

Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:30-8:30 PM
Fire & EMS Administration Office, 1705 West Second Avenue, Eugene, OR

The work group will cover Transportation, Geo-Tech/Slope, and Compatibility issues.  The Summary of Key Issues report provides a basis for this next phase of work. The final report and Appendix D, a summary of the feedback received on the draft report, are available under the ‘links’ tab on the project website

Free Film Series about Homeless Camping

Join the Eugene Human Rights Commission Homelessness Work Group to watch a film about one summer in a tent city under a bridge in Indianapolis. The story has striking similarities for homeless communities in Eugene and many other cities, particularly on the West coast, and is particularly relevant given the recent federal court ruling stating that “cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.”

We will watch the film and then have a panel led discussion and Q&A session.


Land Use Committee Meetings

by Jon Belcher

The NLC Land Use Committee has two tasks to tackle. First we have been asked to draft a response to Mayor Vinis based on our June NLC meeting with her.  Secondly we should start discussing the Clear and Objective Standards Task Force and how we can optimize our participation. We have scheduled two meeting times for these discussions:

  • This Thursday 8/23 from 6 to 8 PM at the Woodfield Station Market of Choice upstairs in the Community Room (2nd Floor). (2580 Willamette St.)
  • Wednesday 8/29 from 7 to 8:30 PM in the multipurpose room at Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard St.)

Please contact Jon Belcher ( for more information.

Neighborhoods 101 Workshop

Thursday September 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 is HRNI’s annual Neighborhoods 101 Workshop. It’s a great opportunity to meet other board members, learn about our office (and who to call) and gain a few skills that will help you do your work even better.

This workshop will emphasize the Hate & Bias Prevention and Response Toolkit and how board members and neighbors can create a more welcoming community and be prepared when and if hate or bias incidents occur in your neighborhood.

Neighborhoods 101 is open to any current board member and it’s open to your neighbors who want to know more about neighborhood associations or serving on a neighborhood board. Things will be learned. Fun will be had. Food will be served. Space will be limited.

Register for Neighborhoods 101 here.