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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.

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Jun 09

Weekly Recap - June 9, 2017

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 2:31 PM by Elena Domingo

It was a quiet week for Council with no meetings, but a busy week for the City and for me.

On  Monday,  I joined colleagues from Eugene and Springfield to meet with most of our Lane County delegation: Senators Prozanski, Beyer, and Manning, and Representatives Holvey, Fahey and Lively to talk about our priorities in the Transportation bill as well as to request support for the UO’s  Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.  We are fortunate to have such strong leadership in Salem as we push for fundamental investments in infrastructure.

On Wednesday, we welcomed the Deputy Mayor and two staff members of the City of Jinju, South Korea, one of our four sister cities.  We have a 56-year history with Jinju, an agricultural town with a river running through it, thanks to strong support from our local sister city committee.

On Thursday, the Mayor’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Climate Recovery Ordinance hammered out their recommendations to staff for the framework of a communications plan to keep the public informed.  Next steps will be to discuss updates to our Climate Energy Action Plan (CEAP) and a framework for engaging the community in helping us meet the ambitious goal of annually reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 7.6%.  

Finally, we close the week with the sad passing of Dave Hauser, Executive Director of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce.  He was a valued and trusted leader for 25 years.  

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