Housing and Homelessness Committee Meeting Thursday, May 24 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Housing and Homelessness Committee Meeting will take place Thursday, May 24 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the McNail-Riley house. Regan Watjus, Homeless Policy Analyst for the City of Eugene, will join us to share information about the city’s direction in addressing homelessness and neighborhood group involvement.

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City of Eugene, Human Rights & Neighborhood Involvement 2017 Hate and Bias Report

The Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement (HRNI) coordinated the release of the 2017 Hate and Bias Report with this forum to provide context to the report. This report is made possible through collaboration with the Eugene Police Department (EPD) and HRNI. There were 87 reported crimes motivated by hate, and 51 recorded non-criminal incidents.

Download the report here:  https://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/39256

Land Use Code Amendendment Vote at Eugene City Council Meeting: May 14, 2018

The City Council is scheduled to take action on three ordinances pertaining to land use code amendments. The first ordinance includes amendments related to the allowance of secondary dwellings. The goal of the proposed amendments is to expand the areas in which secondary dwellings are allowed in the City, as required by recent state legislation (Phase 1 Implementation of Senate Bill 1051).

The proposed amendments focus on where secondary dwellings will be allowed in the City and will increase the number of zones where secondary dwellings are permitted. Continue reading

Downtown Update to Eugene City Council: May 14, 2018

Monday’s city council work session will provide an opportunity for council to receive an update on strategies being implemented to support downtown placemaking, urban parks, public safety and social services. These strategies are implemented through staffing, physical improvements and programing.

Staff will review work to date, speak about what has been learned and how that informs our plans for the future, and provide a preview of efforts and activities planned for the summer season. The work session will provide Council with information in regards to funding for the 2018 season.

When: Monday, 05/14/2018 Agenda

Residential Streets Focus for Busy Road Construction Season

by Cindy Koehler, Human Rights & Neighborhood Involvement

Eugene Public Works is planning for another busy year of road construction projects. In all, construction crews will rebuild or resurface more than 20 roads throughout the city. While most of the projects are on local, residential streets, crews will improve four main corridors as well as enhance safety features for people who walk and bike. Combined, the improvements are expected to total more than $10 million and repave a total of more than 18 lane miles of streets.

The larger projects include portions of West 11th Avenue (Bertelson Road to Danebo), Garfield Street (Roosevelt to 6th Avenue), 7th Place (Bailey Hill Road to Highway 99), and West Amazon Drive. The rest of the work, 17 roads, will be primarily residential streets.

Most of the funding for these capital projects come from the 2012 voter-approved bond measure. As part of the Public Works’ Enhanced Street Repair Program, the City will also resurface Spring Boulevard (south of 27th Avenue) and Jeppesen Acres (east of Gilham), along with several smaller streets. Continue reading

NLC Meeting Minutes April 2018 [draft]

Note taker: Wayne Wilson                                     Date: 4/24/18

PUBLIC COMMENT: (Speaker and topic, contact info if provided/necessary)

  • John Jaworksi – NEN, Shared neighborhood leaders progress working on SDCs, provided handout (included with minutes), contact at 3jaworski@gmail.com
  • Steve Piercy – FAN, Transportation Vision Zero, contact at web@stevepiercy.com
    Todd Boyle – Amazon, low-income housing advocacy, contact at toddfboyle@gmail.com

GUEST SPEAKERS: (Speaker and topic, contact info or resources, links, etc.)

Eben Fodor – Middle Housing?
A presentation and conversation around housing, zoning, neighborhoods and potential big changes to all three looming on the horizon. While the goal of providing a growing population with more housing choices and more affordable options is widely accepted, Continue reading

June 4th Deadline for Neighborhood Planning Guidelines Feedback

from https://www.eugene-or.gov/3876/Neighborhood-Planning-Guidelines

The Neighborhood Planning Guidelines are intended to serve as a resource to residents interested in addressing local concerns and aspirations through a planning process.

Developed in collaboration between the Planning Division and the Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement, the guidelines outline: Continue reading

City of Eugene FY19 Proposed Budget

The City Manager will present the FY19 Proposed Budget to the Eugene Budget Committee on Wednesday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Eugene Public Library’s Bascom-Tykeson Room. A live and recorded webcast of the presentation will be available on the City’s website at https://www.eugene-or.gov/3384/Budget-Committee-Webcasts.


The Budget Committee wants your help in setting funding priorities for our community. Please join the Budget Committee at its upcoming meetings to learn more and to speak about your priorities. Continue reading

City Council Work Session Monday, April 9: Local Options for Affordable Housing Funding – Construction Excise Tax

On December 13, Council reviewed a set of recommendations from the Housing Policy Board (HPB) for implementation of a local Construction Excise Tax (CET) to support affordable housing. At that time, staff proposed to further explore policy options for structuring a CET, engage with stakeholders, and bring a recommendation back to Council. During this work session, staff will present options for implementing a CET.

Monday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Harris Hall, 125 East 8th Avenue

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