City Club of Eugene: Eugene Street Repair Bond Measure - What is proposed in this round?

Oct 23, 2017

Recorded On: October 20, 2017

Air Date: October 23, 2017

On November 7th, Eugene voters will decide whether or not to approve a third bond measure to fix streets and fund bicycle and pedestrian projects. At a cost of $51.2 million, this would fund rebuilding 78 streets among the 91 listed projects. Two advocates speak on this transportation measure that will appear on mail-in ballots.

Councilor Claire Syrett speaks for the Eugene City Council, which endorses the measure. Syrett, along with Eugene City Councilors Greg Evans and Alan Zelenka, submitted arguments in support of the measure in the City of Eugene Voters’ Pamphlet.

Brittany Quick-Warner speaks for the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, which has also endorsed the measure and submitted an argument in support in the Voters' Pamphlet.

Otis Haschemeyer speaks on the two arguments in opposition in the City of Eugene Voters’ Pamphlet. Issues opponents have raised include the amount of bicycle/pedestrian funding and whether or not road projects will continue to be funded via consecutive bond measures.

Speaker Biographies:

Claire Syrett represents Ward 7 on the Eugene City Council. She has also served on the City of Eugene Budget Committee since 2006.  Syrett lives in the Whiteaker neighborhood with her husband Davey and their two dogs.

Brittany Quick-Warner is the newly appointed President and CEO of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Quick-Warner was Director of Business Advocacy for the Chamber. She led the Chamber's public policy and leadership development efforts including staff support for the Local Government Affairs Council and the Board of Directors in the arena of public policy. She and her husband also own a local business.

Otis Haschemeyer has been an Oregon Literary Fellow, a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and a Spivey Fellow at the University of Tennessee. He is an environmentalist, bike advocate, and founder of Bike-Party.org. Most often he can be seen biking to school with his daughters.

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