Sustainers–Here are some links to the Envision Eugene project–the city’s 20 year plan for population growth as mandated by the state. SE neighbors had fantastic panel last night (May 11) and it was a real eye opener. One of the interesting things is that the timeline does not allow them to include the results of the Climate and Energy Action Plan in the 20 year growth plan…YIKES. The planning team is going to the city council to ask for a time extension to allow them to include this. I am going to email Betty Taylor and ask her to support an extended time line.
Eben Fodor, a planning consultant, is also concerned that rather than a vision with goals that are then met with policy and implementation, we are creating a damage control plan to meet the state’s projected 34000 pop. increase, and using out-dated ideas of space requirements based on business as usual…..
The original survey, ECLA, that came up with the land requirements, included a 1 page document that made some recommendations including considering the results of the Climate change…in its decision-making.
Here are links Kevin Matthews put together to help get more informed. I thought you all might be interested….as if we don’t have enough on our to-do lists…the time-line only allows public involvement for the rest of May–see website for the meeting dates.
Also, CLimate change….plan draft is out and available at their website (77pages). see you Thursday….Rene
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Here are some links and points of information that were specifically requested or referenced during our Southeast Neighbors General Meeting on Tuesday evening, May 11, 2010.
- The “Envision Eugene” city web area, as mentioned by Carolyn Weiss, Principal Planner, City of Eugene:
- The current draft Climate and Energy Action Plan, as mentioned by Howard Bonnett, citizen member of the City of Eugene Sustainability Commission:
- Infill Compatibility Standards Task Team web area:
- An organization that works on these issues inside the Eugene urban growth boundary:
- An organization that works on these issues outside the Eugene urban growth boundary:
- Southeast Neighbors newsletter, July 2009, with the article “Infill, Climate Change, & Our Neighborhood,” which talks about how Eugene can actually grow better over the next 20 years and beyond, while protecting our established neighborhoods and natural resources:
- City web area for the Eugene Comprehensive Lands Assessment:
- Open House for Eugeneʼs Draft Community Climate and Energy Action Plan:
May 17, 2010
4pm to 7pm
Eugene Public Library
Short presentations will be given at 4:15, 5:15 and 6:15pm, and
staff will be available to answer questions. For more
information contact City of Eugene Climate and Energy Action
Coordinator Matt McRae at (541) 682-5864 or
- Next Envision Eugene public meeting:
May 26, 2010
Churchill High School
1850 Bailey Hill Road
- Our panel discussion included Carolyn Weiss with the City of Eugene, Howard Bonnett with the Sustainability Commission, Eben Fodor, progressive community planner, and Bob Emmons with Landwatch Lane County.
I hope this follow-up information is helpful. And I’m looking forward to seeing you at our annual elections meeting next month, on our usual second Tuesday, June 8, 2010. We’re currently looking for some more good board members — if you’re interested in helping with this stuff, please let Lisa ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or me know!
with best wishes,