Ward 7 voters were invited to submit questions for the applicants seeking appointment as the interim Ward 7 City Councilor during Fall 2022. Applicants are not allowed to submit questions.
Questions were moderated by the Volunteer Steering Committee.
Moderated questions were emailed to all applicants, and applicants were required to provide their responses within two or three days (depending on the question(s). Responses were posted at the same time following the response deadline. (Responses submitted after the deadline were not posted.)
Click here to review the three current candidates’ responses to all questions.
Question 1. In which of the following 2022 elections did you vote? (Yes or No for each election)
- May Primary Election
- September Special Election for Recall of Ward 7 City Councilor
- November General Election
Question 2. What are your views about the following four issues, including the public processes, proposals, City actions, and any other aspects? (200 words or fewer for each issue)
- The Ward 7 recall petition and vote
- The MovingAhead proposal for EmX on River Road
- The HB 2001 (“Middle Housing”) amendments to the Eugene Land Use Code and Metro Plan
- The “Eugene Renter Protections” regulations
Question 3. Which policies should the City take regarding new housing development standards within the Willamette River Greenway on the WEST side of the river?
Select one of the three choices for each standard. Optionally, add up to 25 words of comment. Note that most of Ward 7’s neighborhoods, including areas within the Willamette River Greenway, is zoned R-1 Low-Density Residential Zone. (Click here for the zoning map.)
- The R-1 Low-Density Residential Zone allows a maximum density of 14 dwellings per acre. Should the maximum density of new housing within the Willamette River Greenway:
a) Require new housing to be less dense than the Low-Density maximum density; or
b) Keep the same allowable density as the Low-Density maximum density; or
c) Allow new housing to be more dense than the Low-Density maximum density?
- The R-1 Low-Density Residential Zone allows a maximum building height of 37 feet for structures with sloped roofs, 30 feet otherwise. Should the maximum building height of new housing within the Willamette River Greenway:
a) Require new housing to have lower heights than the Low-Density maximum height; or
b) Keep the same allowable height as the Low-Density maximum height; or
c) Allow new housing to have higher heights than the Low-Density maximum height?
- The R-1 Low-Density Residential Zone allows structures, including dwellings, garages, and accessory buildings, to cover a maximum of 50% of the lot area. Should the maximum lot coverage of new housing within the Willamette River Greenway:
a) Require new housing development to cover less of the lot than the Low-Density maximum lot coverage; or
b) Keep the same allowable lot coverage as the Low-Density maximum lot coverage; or
c) Allow new housing to have greater lot coverage than the Low-Density maximum lot coverage?
a) Have you added your name to the Petition to Eugene City Council advocating for a transparent appointment process that reflects the opinions of Ward 7 voters? (Yes/No — respond “Yes” if you have signed the petition at any time prior to submitting your response.)
b) If you haven’t signed the petition, what is/are your reason(s)? (25 word or less)
Question 5. (Directed at a person who is not a candidate.)
Do you think the City should allow any homeless camping in City parks? (Yes or No)? Optionally, add an explanatory comment to your response.
What minimum hours per week are you’re willing to commit to this position?