Fall Meeting & Dessert Potluck: Tuesday, November 10

dessertOur fall neighborhood meeting will take place Tuesday, November 10, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Good Samaritan at 3500 Hilyard St. The theme is Dessert Potluck. If possible, please bring something sweet to share and your own plate and utensils but don’t let the lack of either stop you from coming.

The featured program will be world café style small group discussions hosted by community leaders. You will have the opportunity to participate in more than one discussion during the meeting.

Child care is available for this meeting.

Drop in anytime to share your thoughts or just to listen. A few of the table topics we’ve got planned include:

Improving Communication Around Land Use Issues: How can we be more inclusive and engaging around planning and development issues in our community? What does effective outreach look like?  [Topic Facilitator: Heather O’Donnell, Planning Division at the City of Eugene and William Collinge, South Willamette Neighbors]

Emergency: What is your plan in the event of an earthquake or other major disaster?  How can we increase our overall neighborhood resilience? [Rene Minz, SE CERT Team and Devonne Maxey, City of Eugene Emergency Management Program]

EWEB Rate Restructuring: Critics contend a rate restructuring proposal promotes consumption and disincentivizes energy conservation while supporters maintain the plan reflects true costs and stabilizes utility finances in the long-term. Ask questions and find out more about the decisions we need to make as a community.  [Topic Facilitator: Dick Helgeson, EWEB Commissioner Wards 2 & 3 and Jeannine Parisi, EWEB Public Affairs]

School Safety & Neighborhood Involvement: Do we have solid Crime Watch programs established in the neighborhoods surrounding our schools? What can we do in Southeast Eugene to better support the school/community connection and encourage involvement?  [Topic Facilitator: Edgwood Elementary PTA Chair John Stapleton]

Homeless Support: How can our neighborhood help people experiencing homelessness this winter? Are we meeting the volunteer needs for the Egan Warming Center in our neighborhood? Could we better support the Overnight Parking Program?  [Topic Facilitator: Brent Was, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection]

Fostering Connections: What could we do to help people to get to know one another in the neighborhood? Walking groups?  Concerts in the park? Bring your ideas.  [Topic Facilitator: Pavel Gubanikhin, Past SEN Board Member]

90by30 Initiative: Everyone has a role to play in creating child safe and friendly environments. Learn how you and your neighborhood can play a part.  [Topic Facilitator: Brittany Hinchcliffe, 90by30 Child Abuse Prevention Initiative]

Traffic Watch: Help pinpoint the spots in the neighborhood most in need of a safety fix by sharing specific concerns. [Damien Gilbert , P.E. Project Engineer and Duncan Rhodes, Southeast Neighbors Board Secretary]

Air Quality: With the onset of colder weather, fireplace and wood-stove usage increases dramatically in Lane County. How can we work together as a community to help people use stoves safely and reduce air pollution this winter? [Topic Facilitator: Jo Niehaus, LRAPA Education Outreach]

Please contact us if you would like to facilitate a dialog. We also need help with the setup and breakdown for this meeting. Come 1/2 hour early or stay 1/2 hour late to help if you can. Thank you!

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