Unfortunately, many of our conceptions about who our neighbors are in these discussions excludes many people
On October 10th, Council will have to chose if they would like to allow the community to continue to move towards a collaborative, hybrid option that reflects the impact that the decisions made in South Willamette will have on the rest of Eugene, or if they would like to cut off that discussion by mandating a specific localized planning methodology through the Brown/Clark process.
What it is at risk if we continue to delay discussions about how we can move forward constructively with land use planning,
One of the most frustrating things about land-use debates is that despite the fact many of us share common goals of affordable housing choices, walkability, and environmental protection, the debates get so heated as we try to figure out how to achieve this goal.
Too often in citizen engagement during planning processes, we see the same faces over and over, and key voices in our community aren't represented
An article in Vox discusses the impacts on attempting to preserve community character at the expense of the future.
The City Club will be holding a forum on Civil Discourse in public discussions, Friday, May 13th from 12:00 to 1:20 PM, at the Downtown Baker Center, 975 High Street.
An ongoing process to develop recommendations to address affordable housing issues in Seattle provides hope that we can work through our differences to focus on shared goals.
Eugene's citizen involvement processes are an essential step to ensuring that we grow in a thoughtful way. However, too often our processes go off the rails