Parking in downtown Eugene is something that is starting to become more of an issue as more and more people start to complain about a lack of available spaces and the price increase occurring at the meters. Jeff Petry explains that the parking rate increase will help to provide better services for Eugene residents.
The Eugene Holiday Market, lasting from mid-November until Christmas, is a great place for everybody to continue the Eugene Saturday Market tradition when the weather turns cold. Helping to keep you warm during the Holiday season are a multiplicity of bands that showcase their talents at the Holiday Market.
After a rather difficult and controversial start to their clinic, Occupy Medical is seeing success and looking towards expansion. They now serve around 20-25 patients and are looking to have Friday hours as well while hoping to be able to offer their services to everybody.
The Bier Stein, one of Eugene’s havens for a top European and world beer selection, will be relocating to the old Midtown Restaurant and Coffeehouse on Willamette Street in late February/early March. The move will facilitate a needed expansion as The Bier Stein continues to grow.
Sweet Creek Road, a road that helps to link Eugene and Mapleton, is currently undergoing maintenance to improve road and commuter safety. The road will be seeing the addition of a bridge that will look to prevent spillovers from floods as well as mudslides.
Teenage homelessness is an increasingly hot issue that communities must take into account as an unfortunate reality. Looking Glass and New Roads, programs for teenage homelessness in Eugene, are doing everything they can to help youth develop into respected and successful adults while giving them safe shelter.
The rate of children in the foster care system has been increasing since the recession of 2008. Faced with a growing rise in the population of children in foster care homes, multiple organizations in Eugene have had to address the concerns of children who are in need.
ASUO provides a number of services that are geared towards protecting students and giving them safe options at times of the day when they could face danger. One of the services, the assault prevention student shuttle, will be looking to expand due to an increase in the number of student users.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that is generally spent with families giving thanks for the many gifts that are received throughout the year. For many families in Lane County, unfortunately, they live with the constant burden of being in poverty, something nonprofit groups try to alleviate during the holidays.
Womenspace is a program that seeks to provide education about and prevention of domestic violence. Recently launching their “It Takes a Community to End Silence” campaign, Womenspace is still trying to build a closer community that strays away from the dangers of physical abuse.