If these requirements are from the state, how do we make sure the implementation meets Eugene's specific needs?

The opportunity for local discretion in CFEC implementation varies between projects. Some requirements, including parking reform and new electric vehicle charging infrastructure, go into effect regardless of if Eugene amends its Land Use Code. Other projects, including the study and designation of Climate-Friendly Areas, require equitable community engagement and offer some opportunities for local discretion. Project staff are committed to a meaningful and accountable public participation process throughout the entire CFEC implementation process. We will focus public participation efforts where the community will have the greatest impact, within the requirements of the rules and related state laws. Staff are also committed to a realistic participation process. We will be transparent about the project’s constraints, scope, and timeline, including the requirements (and limitations on input) of the CFEC rules and related state laws.

Luckily, CFEC encourages the City to stay the course and furthers existing goals that residents and the Eugene City Council have supported through other community projects such as the Climate Action Plan 2.0, Envision Eugene, Eugene 2035 Transportation System Plan, Middle Housing, the Housing Implementation Pipeline, continued investments in downtown, affordable housing, and active transportation infrastructure, as well as other sustainability, housing, and transportation efforts.

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1. What is Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities?
2. What parts of Eugene will be affected?
3. What is a Climate-Friendly Area?
4. How will Climate-Friendly Areas be selected?
5. Will downtown be a Climate-Friendly Area? How does the designation interact with Urban Renewal and other existing downtown projects and priorities?
6. Will this project lead to displacement?
7. If these requirements are from the state, how do we make sure the implementation meets Eugene's specific needs?
8. When and how will you involve the public? How can neighborhood associations or other groups get involved?
9. Has any other city or state done this before?
10. Who are the decision-makers in this process?
11. How will the City “center” historically marginalized community groups?
12. If this is about “climate-friendly” development, where are the requirements for renewable energy, tree preservation, and building decarbonization?
13. What if I have concerns about the requirements of CFEC?
14. Who can I contact if I want to know more?