RRCO involves and represents neighbors to increase the quality of life in the neighborhood.
- Facilitating civic empowerment in decisions affecting our neighborhood. We work with city and county agencies on development and planning. We provide forums to identify, discuss and resolve neighborhood issues and meet with candidates.
- Fostering rich social networks and relationships among neighbors. We host regular social events, encourage neighbors to volunteer in the neighborhood, and participate in work parties.
- Guiding stewardship of the natural world that we enjoy. We collaborate with the city and other non-profits to maintain public space.
Neighborhood Planning Teach-In Coordinates With the Propagation Fair
Issues and topics will include land use, economic development, open space, transportation, resilience, public participation and much more.
Many of us would like to see a more green and sustainable River Road. Important to know, city planning goals found in Envision Eugene, include many references to walkable neighborhoods, encouraging alternatives to automobiles, local economic development, restoration of natural habitat, addressing climate change and much more. The eventual “refinement plan” that will guide how the neighborhoods evolve can encourage and provide incentives for green and resilient outcomes.
The Teach-In will touch on several important topics such as home produced food, energy and water along with “missing middle” housing. The Teach-In will feature eco-friendly storm water management, mindful economic development, preparedness and how people in RR and SC can help make the Neighborhood Planning Process a success.
There will also be posters [some free for the taking] and graphics about all these topics with people on hand to help explain their meaning. The Teach-In is an important educational event that can empower participants to know more how to help make their lives at home, neighborhood and community more green and resilient.
The Prop Fair and Seed Swap will be Saturday, April 7 from 1 to 4 PM, Its free. There will be hundreds of varieties of fruit tree scions [first year shoots], from pear, apple, peach trees. Other trees, too like figs, apricots and more. Root stock costs $2. You choose your scion, all nicely labeled, and experts will graft your scion onto the root stock of your choice – dwarf, semi dwarf, full size. Take them home, plant, harvest, produce more food where you live!
There will also be all kinds of veggie and herb seeds to browse and take home. Bring seeds you have to swap, but make sure they are accurately labeled. There will also be potted culinary and medicinal plants for sale, both annuals and perrenials.
The Fair is fun, social and a volunteer effort.
Contact Kevin to find out about volunteering. firstname.lastname@example.org
RRCO General Meeting
Monday March 12 at 7 pm
1055 River Road
Land Use 101: Confused about how land use works in Eugene and don’t know where to start?
At our March 12th General Meeting City Planning Staff will present a Land Use 101 program. They will explain the basic philosophy of why we regulate land use and the unique framework of how land use policies and development code are determined in Oregon. They will also describe how applications for development are evaluated for compliance with those policies and code. There also will be time for Q&A from those who attend. This hour of information will provide a great basis for participating in the Land Use portion of our Neighborhood Plan.
It’s time to renew the River Road Exec. Board
There are four positions (of nine) open for election to two year terms at our March General Meeting. Board members meet monthly to make decisions and taking action on behalf of the general membership including setting general meeting agendas, determining the work plan for the neighborhood, coordinating with elected officials and public employees as well as and communicating with neighbors. The board meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month to discuss these efforts.
Expectations of board members beyond attending General and Board meetings include helping coordinate the work of the Neighborhood including serving on committees. The Neighborhood has benefited from board members who have facilitated a new information kiosk in the West Bank Park, worked with County and City officials to mitigate parking issues around ECCO apartments, got the speed limit reduced on River Road to name just a few. Currently we need social media and outreach, and a treasurer.
Anyone over the age of 18 who resides, owns property or works in the River Road area is eligible to run. Please consider throwing your hat into the ring and help us improve the Neighborhood even more. For more information contact Jon Belcher at 541-343-6695 or email@example.com.
Nominations will be taken at the meeting and any neighbor who has attended a RRCO meeting in the past year is eligible to vote in the March 12 election.