Lack of communication with voters and transparency are among the main issues that many Ward 7 voters have with Eugene City government. A perfect example of that failure is that the day after the November 9th deadline for applications to be appointed as Interim Ward 7 City Councilor, the City appears to have removed all information about the rest of the process from the City website. It’s as if Ward 7 voters don’t really matter in deciding who gets appointed to represent them.
The Steering Committee is committed to filling the City’s communication gap.
Below is the City Council schedule.
Please share this website with your Ward 7 neighbors and businesses, as well as other interested Eugene citizens and organizations.
|November 9th||Application deadline for appointment as interim Ward 7 City Councilor|
|November 14th||Submitted applications and interview ballot sent to city councilors|
|November 23rd||Councilors interview ballots are due|
|November 28th||Selected applicants contacted to confirm interviews|
Councilors submit interview questions
|December 5th||First council meeting to conduct interviews|
|December 7th||(Tentative) Second council meeting to conduct interviews|
|December 12th||Council vote to confirm appointment|
|December 15th||Council break begins|
|January 4, 2023||Council resumes with “State of the City” address|
|May 2023||Special election for Ward 7 City Councilor|
|July 2023||Elected Ward 7 City Councilor takes office|
|May 2024||Primary election for Ward 7 City Councilor|
|November 2024||General election for Ward 7 City Councilor|
|January 2025||Elected Ward 7 City Councilor takes office|
Individuals who have applied for appointment are encouraged to post your information on this website to share with Ward 7 voters. Click here to provide your information.
Do we, as Ward 7 residents, get a say about who is the most qualified individual for the position? Thx Lynda
Lynda, The purpose of the Ward 7 Neighbors United effort is to *ensure* that Ward 7 voters have a say, and that the city councilors respect that the person they appoint should be based on who would best SERVE as the representative of the voters. Tell your neighbors to come to this website, sign up on the “CONNECT” tab, sign the “PETITION”, and review the “APPLICANTS” information. Then email their opinions to the city councilors at: MayorCouncilandCityManager@eugene-or.gov