Don’t Relax Eugene Homeless Code Enforcement

Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene relaxing code enforcement on homeless camping?

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Eugene Supports $15 Minimum Wage

Do you support or oppose a $15/hour minimum wage within Eugene city limits?

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Oregon Voter Demographics: Party by Age

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Temporary Rest Stops for Homeless Vets Even More Strongly Supported

Do you support or oppose Lane County providing temporary “rest stops” for homeless veterans?

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Veterans’ Housing Project places another veteran and his family in a new house. by Pat Farr

 

The Veterans’ Housing Project has placed another veteran and his family in a home.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Seneca House, the 7th Veterans' Housing Project home

At the ribbon cutting with Lieutenant Colonel San Miguel at the ceremony for the Seneca House, the 7th Veterans’ Housing Project home

Samson Smith, an Army Veteran, and his family moved into their new home on May 26 2015.

The home is a product of a broad coalition of allies who teamed together to make it possible.  The house is called the Seneca House in honor of the Seneca Jones Company which contributed the money for the project.

St Vincent DePaul of Lane County coordinated the project and was joined by Lane County, the City of Eugene and other volunteer groups and organizations.

“While we’re proud this house bears the Seneca name, its not about us,” Todd Payne, General Manager of Seneca Sawmill said.  “It’s about Samson Smith and his family and letting them know how much we value their sacrifice and their service.”

This house and the Veterans’ Housing Project are a part of Operation 365 Veterans, which is dedicated to ensuring that there will be no homeless veterans in Lane County by October 31 2015.  We are more than half way to the goal, having placed more than 180 formerly homeless veterans in homes since the Operation began in November 2014.

 

Temporary Rest Stops for Homeless Strongly Supported

Do you support or oppose Lane County providing temporary “rest stops” for homeless individuals?

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Oregon Voter Demographics: Gender by Age

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Eugene Storm Water Fee Increase Narrowly Leads

Do you support or oppose increasing the City of Eugene storm water fee to support parks?

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Starry Night at Kalapuya High School in Bethel. by Pat Farr

 

I joined the Bethel School Board at the graduation ceremony at Kalapuya High School on Terry Street in the Bethel School District.

Graduating Students at Kalapuya High School "flip their tassel" at their graduation on June 16, 2015

Graduating Students at Kalapuya High School “flip their tassel” at their graduation on June 16, 2015

Kalapuya is Bethel’s highly successful alternate high school which offers a means for kids to graduate who otherwise very likely would never have earned a diploma.  The success rate is high:  the forty graduates represent a ONE HUNDRED PERCENT GRADUATION RATE!

With 40 graduates, Kalapuya is larger than many Lane County and Oregon high schools.

Most of the graduates have bested overwhelming obstacles in earning their graduation.  As I watched the graduates with their hopeful faces capping their major success it was very difficult to hold back tears.  Young faces with a strong future stepping boldy forward.

Superintendent Colt Gill, Principal Stephan Aumack and the strong cadre of teachers and aides at the school have every reason to be proud and excited about the accomplishments of these graduating young men and women.

Eugene Library Services Tax Supported

Do you support or oppose  a property tax levy that would fund Eugene library services?

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