Eugene EMX Bus Rapid Transit Hearing

The Lane Transit District intergovernmental Metropolitan Policy Committee holds a public hearing on the proposed West Eugene EmX bus rapid transit extension, a key piece of backbone infrastructure that is essential to Eugene's visionary urban growth plans.

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Envision Eugene Draft Plan Public Hearing

The Envision Eugene planning process, which will produce a comprehensive plan to guide Eugene's development over the next 20 years, holds a public hearing on its draft plan, April 25 at City Hall Council Chamber, 777 Pearl Street.

Event Date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Envision Eugene Draft Proposal Meeting

The Envision Eugene planning process, which will produce a comprehensive plan to guide Eugene's development over the next 20 years, holds a Public Meeting and Q&A on its draft plan, Tuesday, April 4 at the Downtown Library, 100 West 10th Ave..

Event Date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Biking and walking activists converge on Salem for the Oregon Active Transportation Summit March 29-30, for two days of learning, networking, and lobbying legislators to encourage sustainable transportation alternatives in Oregon communities.

Conference speakers and panelists on the 29th include Andy Clark of the League of American Bicyclists; Lynn Peterson, transportation advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber; and Scott Bricker of America Walks. The 30th is a lobby day at the Capitol.

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/29/2011 (All day) - Wed, 03/30/2011 (All day)

Lessons on Building Community by Building on Learning

Cascadia Green Building Council presents 3 evening lectures featuring Dale Mikkelsen, Planning and Sustainability Manager for Simon Fraiser University (SFU) in British Columbia, Canada. 

Learning to be Living - Lessons in Building Community by Building on Learning

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/01/2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Joint Public Hearing, Springfield City Council & Lane Co. Comm.

The Springfield City Council and Lane County Commissioners will hold a joint public hearing this evening at 7:00 pm, at Springfield City Hall, as the City continues its Urban Growth Boundary study work.

They will hear from the public on the Springfield Residential Land and Housing Needs Analysis, and the establishment of a separate Springfield UGB.

More information at the City's website, and in this recent article from KEZI.

Event Date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 7:00pm

Oregon Agriculture Remains Essential to Oregon Economy

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern

Last week saw some important news emerge regarding agriculture’s vital role in Oregon’s economy, highlighting its current significance as well as the need to protect its long-term viability.

Friends of Yamhill County Discussion on events on EFU

The February 28 meeting of Friends of Yamhill County promises to be an exciting and informative evening. The meeting will feature a lively panel discussion about commercial uses on farm and forest land. Many commercial operations, including event centers, dining facilities, stores, lodging etc. operate in rural areas, both legally and illegally. Some proposals in the current legislature would greatly increase the scope of what is allowed.

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/28/2011 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Newberg Graphic Editorial: Reject HB 2181, 2182, 2610

In a February 16 editorial, the Newberg Graphic urges the Oregon Legislature to reject three bills that would undermine citizen access to the land use appeals process.

Arguing that the bills--HB 2181, 2182, and 2610--are "unnecessary" and "likely..would lead to an erosion of the strong land use laws this state enjoys," the Graphic expresses concern that the proposals would favor moneyed interests over ordinary citizens.

City of Eugene Releases Draft Proposal For "Legacy of Livability"

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern

With the expectation of having 34,000 new residents by 2030, the City of Eugene has been determining how to balance growth with the livability its residents have come to expect. The process, called Envision Eugene, will produce a new comprehensive plan for the city's growth over the next 20 years. Last week, the City released its draft proposal outlining its goals for the community's future.

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