River Road Newsletter September 2011

1. RRCO Pancake Breakfast
2. RRCO September 12 meeting – Graffiti, gangs, drugs, homelessness, etc.
3. RRCO October 10 meeting – RRCO Board
4. SCRROL – Looking for Volunteers, Host neighborhood gatherings
5. County Commissioners – August 31 – Discussion of RR/SC issues

September 10 – 2nd Annual RRCO Pancake Breakfast – 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Free Pancake Breakfast – Ride your bicycle, walk, or take the bus directly to the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road, for the best multi-grain pancakes, Grizzlies Granola, Nancy’s Yogurt, fruit, coffee, tea, and meet your friendly neighbors. Neighborhood displays and announcements will inform us. Contact Bev at bkb@epud.net for more information or to volunteer.

RRCO General Membership meeting, public safety forum, and Board meeting
September 12, 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

Following up on the National Night Out theme and from concerns expressed by our neighbors about graffiti, crime, homeless campsites, gangs, and drugs, representative from the Eugene Police Department and Lane County Sheriff’s office will present useful information and an opportunity for neighbors to ask questions and share their experiences. We hope to unify and take action to protect ourselves, our neighbors, and our property.

RRCO Board meeting – Follow up and planning for future meetings
October 10, 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

RRCO General Membership meeting, SCRROL report, and Board meeting
November 14, 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

RRCO Holiday Dessert Potluck
December 12, 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

Bring a dessert to share and bring your thoughts about the neighborhood. A time to socialize and build community.

Santa Clara-River Road Outreach and Learning project (SCRROL)

If you would like to host a home gathering for SCRROL, please contact info@scrrol.org. We will bring maps to help us discuss our park district, street maintenance, public transit access and bike/pedestrian safety, governance issues, and land use (zoning, housing development, neighborhood commercial needs). We want to learn your concerns and hopes for our future.

Save the dates of October 4 and October 13 for SCRROL forums. The Leadership Team will have information gathered from our neighbors to share and give you an additional opportunity to add your ideas about how to make our area the most livable neighborhood around for the next 20 years.

Santa Clara Community Organization (SCCO) meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 at Messiah Lutheran Church (3280 River Road). Contact Jerry Finigan at jerry@scrrol.org.

May we add your e-mail address to the SCRROL e-list? You would receive notices of upcoming community events where we will be tabling and holding forums.

Here’s how to contact SCRROL.

Santa Clara ~ River Road Outreach and Learning (SCRROL)
Tell us your story for sharing with neighbors, sign up to volunteer or to host a coffee on the Website. http://www.scrrol.org

Friend us on Facebook. http://www.scrrol.org/facebook/

Email: info@scrrol.org

SCRROL Chair: Jerry Finigan (SC) jerry@scrrol.org
Secretary: Carleen Reilly (RR) carleen@scrrol.org

The Lane County Commissioners are meeting on August 31 and a discussion of River Road and Santa Clara issues (as part of a larger discussion) are on the agenda at 11:00 a.m. Check the Lane County website for the agenda http://www.lanecounty.org/BCC_Info/Meeting_Info/2011/Agenda11-8-31.html and accompanying documents. You can also watch a webcast of the meeting at (www.lanecounty.org). Concern is being expressed about the recent article in the Register-Guard about the region between the UBG and the metro boundaries. This has a high probability of affecting our neighborhoods air quality and stormwater drainage. Here’s the website for the R-G article.

The regular meetings of RRCO are USUALLY the Second Monday of each month. All RRCO meetings are open to the public with a public comment period at each meeting. Contact RRCO Co-Chairs Jon Belcher or Carleen Reilly if you have questions or need more information.

Send a message to riverroadcommunityorganization@gmail.com if you wish to be added to an E-mail list for messages about the bike and pedestrian planning for our area or to be added to an E-list for police alerts.

Carleen Reilly, Co-Chair
River Road Community Organization
395 Marion Ln.
Eugene, OR 97404