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Keeping in touch: Notes from the Mayor

Mayor Lucy VinisThis blog aims to nurture our conversation and understanding of the issues before us. Every week, I will provide a weekly update on the activities in the city government, my activities as mayor, and brief reflections on progress, opportunities and challenges. You are invited to respond with reactions, insights and questions. We do this work together.

Nov 20

November 19, 2021

Posted on November 20, 2021 at 5:05 PM by Niyah Ross

This was an uncharacteristically light week for Council which did not meet for a work session or a public hearing on Monday night. 

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Nov 13

November 12, 2021

Posted on November 13, 2021 at 5:23 PM by Niyah Ross

Nov 06

November 5, 2021

Posted on November 6, 2021 at 9:34 AM by Niyah Ross

“For the most part, we do not first see, and then define; we define first then see.” This quote from Walter Lippmen was offered Friday morning at the semi-annual Arts & Business Alliance BRAVA breakfast by keynote speaker, Meg Bostrom. Ms. Bostrum is new to Eugene and is co-owner of a communications consulting firm.

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Oct 29

October 29, 2021

Posted on October 29, 2021 at 5:08 PM by Niyah Ross

In the face of so many on-going crises – the pandemic, climate, and homelessness, this week’s meetings were an opportunity to look forward – on economic development, human rights, and better ways to consider and manage the impact of big events.

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Oct 24

October 22, 2021

Posted on October 24, 2021 at 12:20 PM by Niyah Ross

We kicked off this autumnal week with a joint session with the Planning Commission and rounded out our sessions with two significant investments in our downtown.

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Oct 15

October 15, 2021

Posted on October 15, 2021 at 11:02 AM by Niyah Ross

Council meetings this week focused on two top priorities: The Community Safety Initiative (CSI) and the Housing Implementation Pipeline (HIP).  

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Oct 08

October 8, 2021

Posted on October 8, 2021 at 10:19 AM by Niyah Ross

The first week of the month is always a little quieter because there are no council meetings, but there is still plenty of news to share.

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