City Club of Eugene

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.

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.

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.