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SEN Newsletter May, 2013 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter February, 2013 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter June, 2012 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter April, 2012 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter February, 2012 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter September, 2011 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter July, 2009 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter March, 2007 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter June, 2006 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter May, 2006 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter May, 2005 (pdf)
SEN Newsletter January, 2005 (pdf)

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    Please see our Southeast Neighbors Wordpress site,
    our live wiki page and/or our FaceBook page for latest info...

    Southeast Neighbors General Meeting
    7:00 to 9:00pm, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 E 43rd Avenue, Eugene

    Annual Election Meeting
    Deerbrook PUD Update
    City Services Fee Debate

    SEN Newsletter May, 2013 (PDF)

    Southeast Neighbors General Meeting
    7:00 to 9:00pm, on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene

    On our agenda: City Planners are developing long range and near term plans for the south Willamette Street area. We'll have an update on the Deerbrook PUD. Learn about the Laurel Ridge PUD ; proposed for 126 acres southwest of Laurel Hill Valley adjacent to 30th Avenue near Spring Boulevard. Neighbors are working to improve the Small Dog Off Leash area near Amazon Station and we'll have an overview of key issues facing Eugene in 2013. Refreshments will be served.

    SEN Newsletter February, 2013 (PDF)

    Southeast Neighbors Annual Picnic
    Potluck, 5:00 to 7:30pm, on Sunday, September 16, 2012
    at Tugman Park, 3700 Hilyard Street, Eugene
    Picnic Flyer with Full Details (PDF)

    Southeast Neighbors General Meeting
    7pm on May 8, 2012 at Spencer Butte Middle School

    At our annual elections meeting on 5/8/2012, Kevin Matthews was reelected President, Lindsay Selser was elected Vice President, Kent Anderson, Madronna Holden, and Alcia McGraw were reelected to the board, and Pavel Gubanikhin was newly elected to the board — making for a great team, with a full roster!

    SEN Newsletter April, 2012 (PDF)

    Southeast Neighbors General Meeting
    7pm on April 10, 2012 at Tamarack Wellness Center

    Southeast Neighbors Board Meeting
    7pm on March 13, 2012 at Tamarack Wellness Center

    Southeast Neighbors General Meeting
    February 7, 2012 at Hilyard Community Center

    SEN Newsletter February, 2012 (PDF)

    Yes, we're girding up again in Eugene, Oregon to stand up against
    the Deerbrook PUD, and to save the Amazon Headwaters Keystone!

    Developer's pre-application meeting was held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Read more at this link, and spread the word...

    Southeast Neighbors Annual Picnic
    Sunday, September 11, 2011, 4:30-7:00pm
    Tugman Park
    • on Hilyard Street near East 38th Avenue •
    Informal drop-in potluck. All neighbors welcome!
    (We'll be in the park at the edge of the trees,
    on the grass, back from the street,
    just behind the big sand playground area.)

    We'll enjoy visiting and dining with neighbors,
    along with a few announcements and
    plenty of informal discussion.

    SEN Newsletter September, 2011 (PDF)

    Southeast Neighbors General Meeting
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm
    Hilyard Community Center

    Annual Neighborhood Elections
    & Neighborhood Information Meeting

    Sustainability • Pesticides
    Mid-elevation Ridgeline Trail
    Disaster Preparedness Planning
    Envision Eugene Update • Etc.

    Southeast Neighbors General Meeting
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm
    Hilyard Community Center
    Help create our collective comments on Envision Eugene,
    building on our previous collective statements.

    Southeast Neighbors General Meeting
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 7:00-9:00pm
    Hilyard Community Center
    Neighborhood discussion on Envision Eugene continues!

    Collective Statements from SEN November 2010 General Meeting

    Southeast Neighbors Initial Collective Statement on Envision Eugene
    from June 2010 General Meeting - Draft

    Southeast Neighbors Newsletter - Summer 2009 (PDF)
    Infill, Climate Change, and Our Neighborhood

    2008.0612 — Report of the Mayor's Amazon Headwaters Committee

    2007.0519 — White Paper on the Amazon Headwaters (PDF)

    2007.0305 — Southeast Neigbors Spring Newsletter (PDF)
    Our Watershed, Our Selves

    2007.0209 — Hearings Official Denies Green Valley Glen PUD! (decision PDF, 52 pages)
    The Green Valley Glen PUD Appeal Hearing was held on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, before the Eugene Planning Commission. Thanks to all who came and showed your support for the neighborhood position!

    2006.0915 — Hearings Official Denies Dillard Heights PUD! (decision PDF, 58 pages)

    South Ridgeline Habitat Study (SRHS)

    Southeast Neighbors Nature Form (PDF 60KB)

    We will combine the individual neighbor reports into a master submittal and deliver it to the city.
    If you prefer, you can also use this form and send it in directly, and of course you can follow the raw city guidelines at the SRHS site and submit in your own way.

    Read the Official South Ridgeline Habitat Study Draft Report Here

    Thanks to many neighbors for your timely and generous contributions to help pay back the essential costs of expert witnesses and lawyers for fighting the Amazon Creek headwaters PUDs, including the pending developer appeal of our victory on the Green PUD!

    You can still contribute to our essential resources for the next neighorhood preservation struggle by contributing to VIEW online through Friends of Eugene, the official non-profit fiscal sponsor, quickly and securely anytime. Just say "VIEW" in the comments field.

    Any amount is appreciated! — Kevin & Lisa

    Southeast Neighbors

    Southeast Neighbors is an official local neighborhood association representing the Southeast Neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon. Southeast Neighbors is formally recognized by the City of Eugene, and our president fills a standing seat on the Neighborhood Leaders Council (NLC).

    As Southeast Neighbors, we care about the quality of life in our neighborhood, and we work together to maintain and improve it. Through our collective actions, consultative relationship with the City of Eugene, participation in the Neighborhood Leadership Council and other local groups, and through our many other relationships and organizational efforts, we share great opportunities to protect and contribute to the beautiful place we live in.

    Historically active and politically involved, the Southeast Eugene neighborhood includes more than 13,000 residents in some 6000 households, or roughly 8% of the city of Eugene. This diverse area includes schools, businesses, low income housing, old and new developments, and affluent homes. It also includes substantial natural resources, including most of the remaining upland wildlife habitat in the City of Eugene.

    First growth, old growth, and established second growth forest, steep slopes, vital headwaters and upland wetlands, resident threatened plants and animals, historical landslides and one or more documented earthquake faults add to the special character of the local landscape. Recognizing several unique aspects of our neighborhood, the City of Eugene has established special policies and goals for planning and development, through the South Hills Study (1974, adopted as a refinement plan to the regional Metro Plan) and other documents.

    Public participation in Southeast Neighbors is warmly invited. Working together for the best for this great neighborhood is what we're all about! So please drop by our free online Discussion Forum, join our email lists (below), and share your thoughts about our special place and people.

    Some Goals

    • Increase citizen awareness of, and involvement in, key planning and land use issues through regular public meetings, hosting speakers and sponsoring public forums on timely issues.
    • Encourage policies and planning practices that preserve or enhance the livability and quality of life in Southeast Eugene.
    • Improve and expand the system of parks, open areas, greenbelts and natural areas in Southeast Eugene.
    • Increase emphasis on pedestrian, bicycle and alternative transportation throughout the neighborhood.
    • Achieve full recovery of the impact costs of new development on roads, sewers, water and electricity, schools and other public services.
    • Improve the quality of all new development in the neighborhood through design standards and a public review process.
    • Promote growth management to keep the area's growth rate down and maintain a healthy local economy.
    • Direct local economic development efforts towards local small businesses (rather than large out-of town corporations).


    Basic membership in the Southeast Neighbors is geographically based. If you live in the Southeast Neighborhood, as defined formally and shown on the neighborhood boundary map by the City of Eugene, then you are a member. Our organizational structure is formally defined in the Southeast Neighbors Charter.

    Email Lists

    Please join the Southeast Neighbors general discussion email list to help stay in touch! Just visit:

    And follow the simple steps there to subscribe.

    To send your own message to the discussion list, first subscribe as above, and then address your email to "".

    And to join the Southeast Neighbors membership announcements-only email list, just visit:

    And follow the simple steps there to subscribe.


    Southeast Neighbors is grateful to receive any donations to help defray our organizational expenses, such as communications and special events. Suggested annual dues according to our charter are $5.00. Contributions by check should be made payable to "Southeast Neighbors".

    Address:     Southeast Neighbors, PO Box 1588, Eugene, OR 97440

    A note on privacy - Southeast Neighbors does not exchange the names and addresses of its regular members (declared members other than officers and board members) with other organizations.

    Board of Directors

    President: Kevin Matthews
    telephone 541-345-7421 (10am to 6pm, or please leave a message), 541-345-7438 fax, PO Box 1588, Eugene, OR 97440
    Vice President: Lindsay Selser

    Board Members
    Kent Anderson (2014), Alicia McGraw (2014), Deborah Noble (2013), Pavel Gubanikhin - Treasurer (2014), Heather Sielicki - Secretary (2013).

    Southeast Neighbors usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 7-9PM. General membership meetings are usually held about four times a year, typically (but not necessarily) on the second Tuesday of February, May or June, August or September, and November. For current announcements, please see our Discussion Forum. Your participation is invited!

    City of Eugene Liaison

    Individual liaison undefined since Beth Bridges left
    Neighborhood Services
    Community Development Division
    Planning & Development Department
    99 W. 10th Avenue
    Eugene, OR 97401
    541-682-5272, TTY 541-682-5119

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