On Deck!

Here’s where you can find out about events and decisions coming up soon in the “Clear and Objective Standards Update” project

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June 14. Help shape an effective scope and public involvement process.
Timeframe: Immediate!!

On the second page of the handout on June 11-12, staff states that the June 11-12 focus groups were “to inform the code audit” which is to deliver “results in early July.”

What transpired during the two June 11 focus groups for neighborhood stakeholders did not come close to providing adequate preparation and discussion for neighborhood folks to have effective opportunities to “inform the code audit.”

Even more critically, jumping right into the code audit entirely cuts off public involvement in helping to establish the scope and framework of the project and the particulars of how the neighborhood folks and others will be able to effectively participate.

ACTION: Send an e-mail to Jenessa.L.Dragovich@ci.eugene.or.us, and CC  gabriel.flock@ci.eugene.or.us and epc@ci.eugene.or.us

Express your views on the need to effectively involve the public in establishing the scope and framework of the project and the Public Involvement Plan.

Click here to return to main Clear and Objective Code page.

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June 14. Help guide and validate the “code audit” process. Timeframe: Very Soon!

Why is the code audit important? The results will limit which code elements are addressed and establish assumptions about solutions. For example, the staff seems to have already finalized that the code audit will consider only approval criteria in five land use actions and some of the standards that these sections reference. That appears to neglect the process for applying these criteria, and yet ORS specifically states that processes applied to housing development must also be clear and objective.

(Click here to view the Eugene Code for the five actions upon which staff is focusing: Conditional Use Permit, Lot Partition, Planned Unit Development, Site Review and Subdivision.)

In addition, the staff appears to have planned the focus groups as the means of getting useful information and prioritization of significant problems with the current code that need to be addressed. But there was no time or material provided to ensure that participants had adequate knowledge, understanding and time to work through at least some of the issues as they’re reflected in code.

ACTION: Send an e-mail to Jenessa.L.Dragovich@ci.eugene.or.us, and CC  gabriel.flock@ci.eugene.or.us and epc@ci.eugene.or.us

Express your views on the need to become adequately informed and to have adequate time to formulate issues with approval criteria and priorities before the code audit proceeds.

Click here to return to main Clear and Objective Code page.

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