City Club of Eugene

Recorded on: January 15th, 2016

Air Date: January 18th, 2016

Local governments in Oregon are using transformative tools to improve planning, decision-making, and resource allocation leading to more racially equitable health policies and programs.  The public, and hence government officials, are expressing growing interest in answering questions such as: “How do governments choose approaches and responses to current social, economic, and political conditions?” “Are we ensuring indigenous and migrant residents receive health service programs?”

The Power Of The Second Language

Jan 11, 2016

Recorded on: January 8, 2016

Air Date: January 11, 2016

The Power of the Second Language

Guest Speakers:
Darby Gionnone, Founder of School District 4J's Yujin Gakuen
Robin Chappell, Charlemagne French Immersion School
Joel Lavin, Eugene's Camino del Río/River Road Elementary School
Eric Pakulak, Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon

Coordinator: Randy Prince

Recorded on: December 18th, 2015

Air Date: December 21st, 2015 

Recorded on: December 11, 2015

Air Date: December 14, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, City Club's unique "Gifts to the City" is on our holiday roster. Eight community members --some known, some unknown-- will offer their virtual "gifts" to the city.

Recorded on: Friday December 4th, 2015

Air Date: Monday December 7th, 2015

Seven times in the past two years, Oregon was the site of bee die-offs involving hundreds of thousands of bees. Each event was associated with the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. Bees are vital to a functional ecosystem — and food production.

Recorded on: November 20, 2015

Air Date: November 23, 2015

Eugene’s City Council will soon consider a proposal to expand the urban growth boundary near Clear Lake Road in West Eugene. The proposed zoning changes are part of the Envision Eugene land use update, which has job growth as a central objective. The City has worked to identify economic development focus areas where our community can build upon regional strengths. One of those focus areas is food and beverage production, processing, and distribution.

Recorded on: November 6, 2015

Air Date: November 9, 2015

Panelists at the City Club Friday Forum will discuss burgeoning opportunities to grow our local food economy. Their topics will include the level of economic benefit, jobs, and tax revenues that a focus on agriculture and food can generate. They will point out economic sectors that could be further stimulated by the growth of our local foods industry.

Oregon Department of Forestry

Recorded on: Oct. 30th, 2015

Air Date: Nov. 2nd, 2015

The State of Oregon is on course to sell the Elliott State Forest, a tract of 93,000 acres in Coos and Douglas County.

Recorded on: October 23, 2015

Air Date: October 26, 2015

Thanks to the miracles of technology, we now expect to get information when we want it, where we want it. That’s a big departure from the way we got news 30 or 40 years ago. Through the 1960s and ‘70s, we relied on Walter Cronkite’s TV news broadcasts every evening. The Internet has not only transformed the way we access news and entertainment, it often creates a mix of the two.

Cutting-Edge Climate Law: Eugene Is Ground Zero

Oct 19, 2015

City Club of Eugene. Recorded on: October 16th, 2015

City Club of Eugene. Air Date: October 19th, 2015

Police Profiling: Oregon's Effort To Stop It

Oct 12, 2015

Recorded on: October 9, 2015

Air Date: October 12, 2015

Responding at least in part to recent police shootings of minorities, Oregon’s Legislature earlier this year passed legislation directing law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies and procedures that prohibit profiling. The speakers will discuss the new law and its implementation.

Recorded on: Oct. 2nd, 2015

Air Date: Oct. 5th, 2015

When Eugene voters cast their ballots on November 3rd, they will be asked to vote for or against a five-year local option levy. On the ballot as Measure 20-235, the levy would provide funding for Eugene’s public library. A previous library levy provided about 25 percent of the library’s budget.

Meeting Date: September 25, 2015

Air Date: September 28, 2015

City Club will check in on the status of a potential railroad quiet zone for Eugene. The notion of a quiet zone has considerable support, but the details are still a matter of debate. Some suggest that new rules should cover only some crossings downtown. Others say all railroad crossings within the urban growth boundary should be quiet. All are curious about how such a quiet zone will work.

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Meeting Date: September 18, 2015

Air Date: September 21, 2015

The Eugene City Council will hold a public hearing on October 19th to discuss the proposal to create a South Willamette Special Area Zone. At the hearing, citizens can express their opinions about the long-range plan that covers the area from 23rd to 33rd Avenue, roughly from the base of College Hill on the west to Amazon Parkway on the east.

Meeting Date: September 11, 2015

Air Date: September 14, 2015  

Four Lane County school superintendents will discuss their plans for social studies, civics, government, and community projects in their districts. The September 11 Friday Forum will also give City Club members and guests an opportunity to become acquainted with the new 4J superintendent and Springfield’s recently appointed interim superintendent.

Forecasting The Future Of Independent Film

Aug 3, 2015

Recorded on: July 31st, 2015

Air Date: August 3rd, 2015

Three speakers will explore the road ahead for independent filmmaking. Indie films are those for which the “Director’s Cut” is the final cut, because no producers own the rights to creative control and financial issues do not determine the way the story will be told. They will discuss whether Hollywood is more attuned to the wealth of creativity among filmmakers who insist on artistic integrity.

Recorded on: July 24th, 2015

Air Date: July  27th, 2015 

Social justice activists, community leaders, educators, professionals, and students gather in Philadelphia July 11-15 for the 106th annual convention of the NAACP. At the City Club meeting on July 24, Eric Richardson (president, Eugene-Springfield NAACP) will share his experience at the convention. Members of the faith and social justice communities will join him to explore the conversations that must take place as we work together for social justice.

2015 Oregon Legislature Update

Jul 20, 2015

Recorded on: July 17, 2015

Air Date: July 20th, 2015

City Club welcomes Oregon State House Majority Leader Val Hoyle, Oregon State Senator Lee Beyer and Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich to recap the 2015 Legislative Session.  Representative Hoyle represents West Eugene and Junction City, while Senator Beyer serves the voters of SE Eugene, Goshen, East Lane County, Southern Linn County, and Springfield. Commissioner Bozievich represents West Lane County including portions of North Eugene.

Recorded on: July 10, 2015

Air Date: July 13, 2015

To build traditional affordable housing for the 700 Lane County residents identified as chronically homeless would cost about $60 million. That price is based on a typical cost of $160,000 to $180,000 for each two-person unit. The Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan for 2015 anticipates just $13 million in federal support for such housing over the next five years. That is about one-fifth of the amount needed for the customary approach to providing affordable housing.

Recorded on: June 26th, 2015

Air Date: June 29th, 2015

At the June 26th Friday Forum, Professor Bill Harbaugh and Professor Emeritus Dennis Howard will describe the benefits, challenges, and future of college athletics. They will talk about the future of funding and the impact of big time college sports on campus, in the local community -- even around the United States and the world.

Recorded on: June 19th, 2015

Air Date: June 22nd, 2015

Most states, including Oregon, elect judges to serve on all of their courts. There are, however, those who suggest that the electoral process has problems. When judges must solicit campaign contributions from lawyers who could appear before them it can create the appearance of impropriety.

EWEB - The Next 100 Years!

Jun 15, 2015

Recorded on: June 12th, 2015

Air Date: June 15th, 2015

Delivery of utility services like electricity and water could take new directions especially for publicly owned utilities like Oregon’s largest publicly owned utility, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), a ratepayer-owned utility sometimes called one of the best in the nation.

EWEB is preparing to work on the next Integrated Electric Resource Plan (IERP) continuing community engagement to design a resilient energy future.

2015 Eugene Turtle Awards

Jun 8, 2015

Recorded on: June 5th, 2015

Air Date: June 8th, 2015

Every year, the City Club of Eugene honors local individuals with Turtle Awards. The award ceremony showers appreciation on citizens who “stick their neck out” for the good of the community. The 2015 awards are going to Colt Gill and George Russell, community leaders who who give graciously of their time.

Changing Lives In the Juvenile Court

Jun 1, 2015

Recorded on May 29, 2015

Air Date: June 1st, 2015

Children can become wards of the State of Oregon for many reasons. They can be the victims of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; parental drug or alcohol abuse; or physical, medical, or emotional neglect. Children who are put into the system frequently need support and services — and so do their parents. Speakers at the City Club Friday Forum will describe the scope of the problem facing Lane County and how they and their agencies work together to help vulnerable children.

Recorded on: May 8th, 2015

Air Date: May 11th, 2015

Ten candidates for contested elections to Eugene school board positions will tell City Club members about the skills and experiences they can offer their districts. They are also invited to describe the issues they see as most significant and how they would seek to resolve them.

Of the three Bethel School Board positions up for election this year, only one is contested. Blake Holton is running for Position 6 against Ginger Poage, who has served since 1983.

Civic Education In Oregon: Youth Voices

May 4, 2015

Recorded on: May 1st, 2015

Air Date: May 4th, 2015

Guest Speakers include Harley Emery from Thurston, Sydney Baker from Springfield, Alya Bussel from Teen Court/Sheldon, Yessenia Carlos from LULAC/UO, Vincent Lanier from South Eugene, and Christian Mora from Willamette High School.

Recorded on: April 24th, 2015

Air Date: April 27th, 2015

Educators, administrators, policy makers, researchers, and parents in Eugene and across the nation are engaged in a lively debate about the Common Core State Standards and testing. The two separate but related issues include the Smarter Balanced tests now used in Oregon. In February, City Club members heard UO Professor Jerry Rosiek critique these initiatives, particularly noting the danger of relying too heavily on any system of testing to assess school productivity.

Achieving Equity In Policing: Minority Voices

Apr 20, 2015

Recorded on: April 17th, 2015

Air Date: April 20, 2015 

Last November, a panel of Lane County law enforcement professionals outlined the steps their agencies are taking to achieve equity in law enforcement. In the second part of that discussion, three activists with long and distinguished experience as community leaders will describe what they see as critical flaws in existing policy related to the area’s law enforcement and accountability systems.

Lane County

Recorded on: April 10, 2015

Air Date: April 13, 2015

Almost half of the land in Lane County is under the control of the U.S. Forest Service, which means that none of that land is on the county’s property tax roll. When logging was a major industry here, Forest Service land generated hundreds of millions of dollars. The federal government provided tens of millions of dollars directly the county as compensation for supporting services to land that did not otherwise contribute to the county treasury.

Recorded on: April 3, 2015

Air Date: April 6, 2015

Speakers from the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect will describe the center’s plans for reducing violence against children. The goal of the 90by30 Initiative is a 90 percent reduction in child abuse and neglect in Lane County by 2030. The speakers will emphasize the need to engage a critical mass of neighbors to actively invest in healthy families and healthy communities.

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