Following Council direction and a request by Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, Oregon Consensus interviewed community members to help find the best next steps in the ongoing learning and decision-making process surrounding the South Willamette Special Area Zone. Some of the questions they asked included:
- Background about the interviewees and their involvement with SW-SAZ (why are they interested in the SW-SAZ; their history of involvement; affiliations)
- Interviewee thoughts about the issues (what is the history, what are the key issues)
- Interviewee thoughts about desired outcomes (what do they want, what do they think others want)
- Interviewee perspectives on collaboration (would it help, what are challenges/barriers, would they participate)
- Interviewee thoughts about alternatives (if no collaborative process, what happens)
A final report was submitted for review last week. Their summarizes what they heard and learned from the interviews. The report also includes a recommendation for how to move forward and find the best next steps in the ongoing learning and decision-making process.
To read a brief introduction and overview of the Oregon Consensus assessment process click here.
To read an outline of the interviews as planned preceding the assessment click here.