Eugene West EmX Extension: A Panel Discussion

Eugene West EmX Extension: A Panel Discussion

On Monday, November 7, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters will hold a panel discussion featuring several different views on the West Eugene EmX Extension, a proposal to extend Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) run by the Lane Transit District. The West Eugene project would extend the route down West 11th Avenue to Commerce Street. 1000 Friends supports the West EmX extension because of its potential to help create a more livable, walkable and economically successful neighborhood corridor in West Eugene.

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Good Planning Requires Reliable Forecasts: A Victory in Yamhill County

Solid research is required to achieve a proper balance of growth that allows for the right mix of jobs and housing opportunities, ensures efficient infrastructure investments, and protects the vital farmland and forestland that form the backbone of Oregon's economy. The Yamhill County Board of Commissioners wisely recognized this on Thursday, October 27, when they voted unanimously to reject an erroneous 20-year population forecast prepared by the City of Newberg.

Oregon Supreme Court Delivers Important Victory for Oregon Farmland

In a significant victory for Oregon farmland and the integrity of our land use system, the Oregon Supreme Court last week prevented the development of a subdivision on farmland in Yamhill County that had won final approval the day before Measure 49 was passed by Oregon voters.  This is a big victory for our affiliate Friends of Yamhill County and Crag Law Center, who brought the case, as well for as all of us who believe that prime Willamette Valley farmland should be protected f

McCall Society Speaker Series: Professor Peter Walker in Eugene

McCall Society Speaker Series: Professor Peter Walker in Eugene

The cover of Planning Paradise1000 Friends is pleased to invite you to join us for our next event in the McCall Society Speaker Series.

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

New Face of Farming Portland Metro meeting

1000 Friends is launching an initiative called the New Face of Farming.

The initiative is focused on listening to farmers and ranchers throughout the state to identify land use policy issues that could be adapted to help producers remain viable and profitable (http://www.friends.org/NewFaceofFarming). We will be using your feedback to craft our 2012-2013 legislative agenda so your voice truly matters!

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

New Face of Farming Eugene meeting

1000 Friends is launching an initiative called the New Face of Farming.

The initiative is focused on listening to farmers and ranchers throughout the state to identify land use policy issues that could be adapted to help producers remain viable and profitable (http://www.friends.org/NewFaceofFarming). We will be using your feedback to craft our 2012 legislative agenda so your voice truly matters!

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/14/2011 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm

New Face of Farming Corvallis meeting

1000 Friends is launching an initiative called the New Face of Farming.

The initiative is focused on listening to farmers and ranchers throughout the state to identify land use policy issues that could be adapted to help producers remain viable and profitable (http://www.friends.org/NewFaceofFarming). We will be using your feedback to craft our 2012 legislative agenda so your voice truly matters!

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/16/2011 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm

1000 Friends Willamette Valley Advocate to Speak at 2011 Oregon Planning Institute Conference

Mia Nelson, 1000 Friends Willamette Valley Advocate, has been selected as a speaker at the 2011 Oregon Planning Institute Conference, taking place September 14-16 at University of Oregon. 

Court of Appeals Reaffirms Balanced Approach for McMinnville UGB Expansion

This week, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling that clearly reaffirms a balanced approach toward protecting vital Yamhill County farmlands while allowing for appropriate growth for the City of McMinnville. The Court reversed the Land Conservation and Development Commission's previous approval of a McMinnville's proposed urban growth boundary expansion (UGB), which included over 800 acres of top-quality farmland.

DLCD Honors Envision Eugene For Citizen Engagement

It's no coincidence that citizen involvement is Goal One of the statewide land use planning goals. By thoroughly engaging local residents, businesses, and organizations, cities and counties can create plans that truly reflect the visions and aspirations of the whole community. In its ongoing Envision Eugene process, the City of Eugene went above and beyond many jurisidictions in its use of innovative, committed efforts to invite and utilize public input and engagement.

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