[SEN-D] Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - Southeast Neighbors General Meeting - 7-9pm at Hilyard Center
matthews at artifice.com
Tue Jul 14 17:08:17 PDT 2009
Our speaker tonight, Matt McRae, has given us a digital version of a summary handout for his presentation. You can click and view or download this document, "Eugene Climate Issues and Options", from our meeting agenda page:
Or directly at this link:
with best wishes,
On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:17:51 -0700, Kevin Matthews wrote:
> Dear Friends and Neighbors,
> We're having a Southeast Neighbors General Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday,
> as previously announced in our April postcard and in the recent
> summer 2009 Southeast Neighbors News...
> Southeast Neighbors General Meeting
> Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 7:00-9:00pm
> Hilyard Community Center
> 2580 Hilyard Street
> This meeting will include our annual neighborhood elections for
> president, vice-president, and board members.
> We'll also have an important local climate change presentation from
> Matt McRae, Climate and Energy Action Coordinator for the City of
> Eugene. Matt is leading the Eugene Climate and Energy Action Plan
> (CEAP) process.
> This CEAP (I pronounce it "keep") process is a one year committee
> sprint to build on existing local greenhouse gas inventory and
> sustainability work and draft a real plan for how Eugene, Oregon will
> reduce emissions as a community. If you're interested in how our
> city is planning right now for climate change adaptation and
> mitigation, Matt is the guy to hear from!
> The Summer 2009 Southeast Neighbors News, a jumbo eight-page issue,
> is available as a PDF download at:
> Frankly, we laid relatively low politically last fall, so as to avoid
> adding any fuel to the fires in that hotly-contested mayoral
> election. (Remember last September and October?)
> But we also reaped one fantastic reward for nine or more
> years-to-date of headwaters preservation organizing, with the
> historic City acquisition of the East Fork Amazon Headwaters Forest -
> perhaps one of the great victories in the history of Eugene
> neighborhood associations. Congratulations again, Southeast Eugene!
> In the quiet of a down economy, without major and threatening
> development applications, or other rallying controversies, your
> volunteer neighborhood board has still found a few ways to stay
> pretty busy over the last year!
> - East Fork Amazon Headwaters Forest purchased by City of Eugene
> - Continuing work for protection of Amazon Headwaters Keystone
> - Annual picnic with live music, attended by our new neighbor and
> City Manager
> - Helped with a collaborative process that prevented construction of
> a new EWEB reservoir on Mount Baldy in Skyline Park
> - Neighborhood Matching Grant for trail and conservation improvements
> near the top of Spencer Butte
> - Sent a solid and influential delegation to the 2009 Neighborhood Summit
> - Coordinated with a group of neighborhood volunteers involved with
> the NLC Committee on Sustainability
> - Coordinated with other neighborhoods around land use code
> amendments and joined in defending a LUBA appeal led by
> - Participated in detail with dozens of meetings including the
> Neighborhood Leaders Council and in major ongoing city planning
> efforts, including the lands inventory, bicycle and pedestrian
> planning, and infill compatibility standards
> - Led and participated in several public meetings and online postings
> for two-way communication around the Oregon Department of Agriculture
> gypsy moth spraying this April and May
> I can easily speak sincerely for everyone on the Southeast Neighbors
> Board in saying we truly welcome the participation of everyone in the
> neighborhood in all our meetings and projects.
> If you have interest and energy, please come to a meeting, drop us an
> email, and join any and all of the ongoing efforts to protect and
> this place we love!
> With best wishes,
> Kevin Matthews
> President, Southeast Neighbors
> 541-345-7421 office
> 541-514-4766 direct mobile
> Southeast Neighbors
> Working together to preserve the livability of our most
> immediate surroundings, for all the people and creatures
> therein, and for generations to come.
> Please help save Eugene's threatened Pileated Woodpeckers
> and Amazon Creek Otters! Support headwaters stewardship
> and upland wildlife habitat protection.
> Please help stop destructive infill development. Support
> the South Hills Study, design standards, and design review.
> SEN home page...
> Commnity wiki page...
> Think globally - Act neighborly! (tm)
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