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.

Envision Eugene Open House

 

The award-winning Envision Eugene process holds the third of three Summer 2011 open houses on September 7. It is an opportunity to engage with planning staff and fellow community members and explore the issues and proposals for the city's housing and jobs needs. More details to come.

Details:

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/07/2011 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Envision Eugene Open House

Envision Eugene Open House on Jobs Land Needs

 

The award-winning Envision Eugene process holds the second of three Summer 2011 open houses on August 3. This particular open house will focus on the city's jobs land needs. It is an opportunity to engage with planning staff and fellow community members and explore the issues and proposals for the city's future.

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/03/2011 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

City of Eugene 20-Minute Neighborhood Open House

 

20 Minute Neighborhoods Open House
The importance of place for healthy and sustainable living
July 12, 4pm to 7pm

Does your neighborhood make you healthier? Does it promote walking? How does being able to get to grocery stores, schools, and parks within a 20 minute walk, influence our health, our home values, and our community?

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Envision Eugene Open House: Housing Land Need

The award-winning Envision Eugene process holds the first of three Summer 2011 open houses. The July 6 Open House will consider housing land need. It is an opportunity to engage with planning staff and fellow community members and explore the issues and proposals for the city's needs to house its future population.

Details:

Wednesday, July 6, 3-6pm

Atrium Building

99 West 10th Ave., Eugene

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/06/2011 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Newberg City Council Meeting: UGB Expansion

The Newberg City Council is considering a major urban growth boundary expansion for industrial lands, which is strenously opposed by 1000 Friends and our affiliate, Friends of Yamhill County. Basing its proposal on inaccurate characterizations of the needs of so-called "target" industries, the City has proposed adding hundreds of acres of Class I and Class II farmland southeast of the city to its urban growth boundary. 1000 Friends has been actively compiling evidence to show the City why this proposal is erroneous.

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/18/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LCDC Meeting-Salem

Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission Meeting

June 22, 8:30am

Department of Land Conservation and Development

635 Capitol Street, Basement Hearing Room, Salem

Event Date: 
Wed, 06/22/2011 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Working Together for an Agreement on Growth in Cottage Grove & Amity

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Associate

In recent weeks, the cities of Cottage Grove and Amity each adopted urban growth boundary expansion proposals that allow for economic and population growth while minimizing unnecessary development of important resource lands. Both cities worked with 1000 Friends of Oregon to find compromises that resulted in quick approval and support from 1000 Friends and its affiliates.

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