NEW! Here is a comprehensive reference list that demonstrates the serious problems with HB 2001. A “must read”!
NEW! SEMINAR SLIDES: ““The Complete Survival Guide for Single-Family Neighborhoods”
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SEMINAR: “The Complete Survival Guide for Single-Family Neighborhoods”
JWN residents: Please note — If you attended the very limited HB 2001 presentation at the
November 12th JWN General Meeting, be sure to come to this in-depth seminar where you’ll
get a much more thorough briefing and be able to have all of your questions answered.
Before you decide if you should attend … watch two videos:
#1. We can look at Portland to see exactly what the market has already done to older, single-family neighborhoods. There’s an excellent webpage by a woman in Portland with a video that shows a long series of “before and after” pictures of the older, affordable single-family homes demolished in their Sunnyside neighborhood. Please visit the following page and watch the (sad) video.
#2 One of the best “reality” checks is this short video of a Portland developer’s perspective:
As the developer says: “I know how to make the most money by tearing down your neighborhood …” Look carefully at the three alternatives he shows around 1:34 in the video.
Topic: “The Complete Survival Guide for Single-Family Neighborhoods”
Date: Wednesday, December 11
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street
Presenter: Paul Conte
- Introduction & recognition of elected officials
- Critical details of House Bill 2001 explained. Q&A on the legislation’s elements.
- Purported purpose and benefits of HB 2001 as claimed by its sponsors
- Evidence-based critique of claimed benefits of HB 2001
- Understanding the true structure of HB 2001 — Pure Upzoning, not housing creation
- Understanding the major expansion of “commodity” real estate investment funds into single-family housing.
- A look at Eugene’s own history with upzoning a large single-family area 1960 to 2008.
- Evidence-based projection of HB 2001 negative impacts
- Local focus of densification, redevelopment and demolitions –which areas are most threatened
- Current state and local public processes, objectives and timelines
- Understanding the “Envision Eugene” community policies for a “Legacy of Livability”
- Practical actions citizens can take to protect the livability and character of their neighborhoods
- Q&A and suggestions from participants for citizen involvement
Space is limited to the first 80 persons at the door.
There is no charge to attend, but we encourage attendees to make a donation at the event to Community Supported Shelters.
For questions about the seminar, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org