[WEC-Com] Welcome to the West Eugene Collaborative
rob at friends.org
Tue Dec 4 18:33:48 PST 2007
Dear Commissioner Sorenson,
If by ³join² you mean become a member who sits at the table, then no, not
anyone can join the WEC.
If by ³join² you mean attend to listen and observe, then yes, anyone can
attend meetings of the WEC.
The next meeting of the full WEC will likely take place in late January,
although a specific date has yet to be set. In addition, various
subcommittees will hold meetings between now and then.
Based on your question, I am going to add you to the WEC_ALL email list of
all members of the WEC plus interested parties. This is currently the best
way to receive notices of meetings and other updates.
Let me know if you have other questions or concerns.
P.S. I am a cc¹ing our Communications Committee, as they are charged with
looking at issues such as you raise about public notice of and involvement
in the work of the WEC.
From: SORENSON Peter <Peter.SORENSON at co.lane.or.us>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 16:47:36 -0800
To: "ZAKO Rob (SMTP)" <rob at friends.org>
Subject: FW: Welcome to the West Eugene Collaborative
concerning the West Eugene Collaborative, i'm glad the board of
commissioners has provided funding. you may recall the board voted 4-1
(commissioner green voting no) to provide $40,000 to the WEC.
am i correct that anyone can join the WEC? when and where are the meetings
for the WEC?
From: Rob Zako [mailto: rob at friends.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:21 PM
To: STEWART Faye H
Cc: FLEENOR Bill A; SORENSON Peter; DWYER Bill J; GREEN Bobby; VANVACTOR
William A; SNOWDEN Oliver P; PIERCY Kitty; ROBERTS Jack (SMTP); Jim Welsh;
John Huyler; Dennis Donald
Subject: Welcome to the West Eugene Collaborative
Dear Commissioner Stewart (and other members of the Lane County Board of
Commissioners, staff, and fellow WEC members),
As the email list administrator for the West Eugene Collaborative, I am
happy to welcome you to our group and look forward to working with you.
I am adding you to two email lists so you will begin to get notices of WEC
meetings and other information:
wec at westeugenecollaborative.org (WEC) -- The primary internal discussion
list for members and facilitators of the West Eugene Collaborative
wec_all at westeugenecollaborative.org (WEC_ALL) -- A public discussion
list for members and facilitators of the West Eugene Collaborative, plus all
Note that Commissioners Fleenor and Green are already subscribed to the
WEC_ALL list as interested parties.
In addition, Commissioner Fleenor is subscribed to the WEC list, as for a
short time he served as Lane County's elected representative on the WEC.
Please let me know if it would be appropriate to remove him from this list.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
P.S. On a personal note, I believe that Lane County is wise to stipulate
that the work of the WEC must include all of West 11th/Highway 126 from
downtown Eugene to Veneta, a stretch of roadway that is owned in part by the
City of Eugene and in part by ODOT but that serves all of Lane County. As
you know, roads and their problems don't just stop when they reach a
jurisdictional boundary but involve multiple jurisdictions. In particular,
there is no good forum in Lane County for discussing the critical problems
along this entire east-west major arterial. (Eugene and ODOT are each
responsible for part of the stretch, Lane County alone cannot look at all
the issues, and the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Policy Committee stops
at Green Hill Road.)
I sincerely hope that by bringing all interested parties together at one
table in the spirit of problem solving, we can be more effective than when
working apart. In particular, I am optimistic that ODOT will come to the
table, as they have an interest in the good functioning of all of Highway
126, even the part to Veneta that the West Eugene Parkway never would have
addressed. And I am optimistic that, with the help of funding from Lane
County, the West Eugene Collaborative will be able to move quickly from
initial discussions to ideas for solutions to actual on-the-ground projects.
1000 Friends of Oregon
rob at friends.org
(541) 343-5201 (home office)
(541) 683-6333 (fax)
1280-B East 28th Ave., Eugene, OR 97403-1616 (home office)
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