Most Recent Version of Draft Vision Statement, Goals, Policies, and Actions

Draft Vision Statement

The River Road and Santa Clara Neighborhoods exude a strong sense of place. They are welcoming and inclusive neighborhoods for people of all backgrounds. River Road and Santa Clara celebrate and nurture community unity and diverse cultures, and honors the rich history of farming in the neighborhoods. The community recognizes the value of natural assets, such as the River, and thriving shared spaces, such as parks, schools and local businesses. Our neighborhoods are safe, resilient, and engaged, with strong social networks and reliable public services.  

Draft Goals

Goal 15: Ensure our community is welcoming and inclusive.

Goal 16Foster collaborative relationships to build a stronger and more resilient community.

Goal 17Provide comprehensive public services and community resources responsive to the needs of the community. 

Goal 18: Increase resilience in local food, water, and disaster preparedness systems necessary for human health and wellbeing.

Draft Policies and Actions

Review the most recent draft policies and actions for the Community Goals below.

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  1. Goal 15
  2. Goal 16
  3. Goal 17
  4. Goal 18
  5. Working Group Materials

Goal 15

Ensure our community is welcoming and inclusive. 


Promote a welcoming environment and inclusive approach to the work of the Community Organizations.


Respond promptly to any instance of racism, discrimination and/or hate in the neighborhoods by designating a board member to follow issues and share information, voting as a board to condemn actions, and sending an email update to the community. 


RRCO/SCCO participate in Hate and Bias Prevention training. 


RRCO/SCCO vote as a board to support local, state or national measures that support the community. 


City/County provides materials and, together with RRCO and SCCO, comes up with a collaborative strategy for graffiti abatement in the neighborhoods. 


Maintain a standing meeting agenda item for addressing issues important to youth, low-income residents, people with disabilities, LGBTQ residents, and communities of color. Recruit organizations and schools to participate in RRCO/SCCO meetings and lead the agenda item.


Connect with all residents. Increase the opportunities for under-represented residents to participate in community activities, including people with disabilities, non-English speakers, communities of color, youth, families, and unhoused residents. 


Host multi-cultural events and outreach with translation services, food and entertainment. 


Provide a list of organizations that provide social and cultural services and ADA accommodations. Work with The City of Eugene Human Rights Commission and other local community organizations to share relevant information.


Inventory community spaces in RRSC, provide a list of ADA features and limitations, and encourage organizations and institutions to improve ADA accessibility to community spaces, indoor and outdoor. 


Provide ‘Welcomers’ to focus on outreach to schools new housing developments, new businesses, etc.– to be sure anyone new to the neighborhood feels welcome, is aware of the neighborhood organizations and are encouraged to participate.  


Conduct occasional door to door outreach surveys over time to listen to views and get people involved in community activities.  


City and County provide cultural ambassadors/language translators who would assist the Community Organizations with outreach, agenda setting, and creating and editing outreach materials (‘welcome kits’, newsletter articles, etc.) and who would be available for non-English-speaking residents to contact for questions related to City/County business. 


Housing Affordability: Increase affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhoods (see Land Use Goals for details). 


The Unhoused Community: Advocate for housing and provide information to community members about housing services and social opportunities for people without stable housing 


Facilitate community conversations about how to provide services. 


Outreach/education to general community about issues such as homelessness. 


Work with the city and county to identify housing first options, and advocate for temporary and transitional solutions  and network with other neighborhoods and learn from their successes. 


Work with non-profits and faith-based organizations in the neighborhood to serve the unhoused community. 


Support public art.


Augment and advocate for programs to facilitate and incentivize artistic initiatives that benefit the River Road, Santa Clara community. 


Encourage the creation of a clearing house for networking artistic resources.