October RRCO General meeting Monday the 8th at 7 pm
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October 2018 RRCO newsletter
RRCO general meeting is October 8 @ 7 pm
1055 River Road
Learn about and discuss ballot initiatives 
Measure 102 Allows cities and counties to use bonds to fund privately owned affordable housing
Measure 103 Bans taxes on groceries
Measure 104 Defines raising revenue for the three-fifths vote requirement for bills raising revenue
Measure 105 Repeals law forbidding state resources from being used to apprehend persons violating federal immigration laws
Measure 106 Prohibits public funds from being spent on abortions
Lane County Amends Charter, adopts Score Then Automatic Runoff voting for elections.
River Road Park & Recreation District Five-year renewal of local option tax to maintain general operation
4J School District School bond measure
Welcome new neighbors to the neighborhood. Invite them to sign up for this e-newsletter. 

Check out RRCO's new website Tell us what you think click here
 Willamette River watershed at the 10th Annual Great Willamette Clean Up on Saturday, October 6th. Register for your favorite site HERE. Afterwards, join us in Lane County at Island Park in Springfield for the #GWC2018 Voluteer Thank You party at Island Park this year featuring a special program, raffle and lunch by Track Town Pizza, Plank Town Brewing, Mountain Rose Herbs, GC Organics Kombucha and Cafeto Coffee. We will have a few other surprises as well... so don't miss out! Again, find your site and register here: - and please pass the good word along!
Welcome Cider Station to the neighborhood!
Enjoy hard cider, draft brew, BBQ and other sandwiches with new or old friends seated around a big round table or long shared table. Under the stars or under the tent, this new food cart and cider garden is designed to encourage convivial community. Owner,Randy Nelson says he wants to support food entrepreneurs by offering this venue.  He really appreciates the enthusiastic reception from River Road neighbors who have long wanted more neighborhood venues where we can hang out together. The Cider Station will be open year around. Check out their FB page and come on out to 675 River Road for live music and cider tastings this weekend.

River Roaders are invited to the new Civic Park ground breaking

Eugene Civic Alliance (ECA) is ready to break ground on Civic Park! The entire community is invited to bring their shovels and participate in the Groundbreaking Celebration on October 7th at 2:00 PM. The event will take place at the Civic Park site on 20th and Willamette Street. Following a formal commemoration of the facility, prominent local sports figures will lead attendees to specific locations across the site where they will have a chance to dig in and help launch a new era of community recreation at this historic site! Plans for the facility include 40,000 square feet of multi-use gym space (for basketball, volleyball, community events, etc.), two outdoor basketball courts, an outdoor multi-sport turf field, and 2,500-seat stadium.  The facility will benefit people from across Eugene and throughout Lane County by hosting sports and community events. For more information on the Civic Park project, follow Eugene Civic Alliance on social media or visit

October events
Friday, Oct. 5 | 10a-12p Flu Shot Clinic    River Road Health Mart Pharmacy 541-636-3522 Please bring your insurance card with you on the 5th so the insurance company can be billed directly.
SUNDAY, October 7, RRCO Pancake Breakfast. Cancelled.   SUNDAY, October 7, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Film Showing: Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness. River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
MONDAY, October 8, 7:00-8:30 RRCO General Membership Meeting, River Road Annex, 1055 River Road. November Ballot Measures and other election items.
WEDNESDAY, October 10, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Making it Happen! Open House. The Planning Division is hosting a project fair showcasing all ongoing Envision Eugene implementation projects. See how our neighborhood planning fits into the larger picture. Eugene Library, Bascom-Tykeson Room, 1st Floor.

SATURDAY, Oct. 13 | 9a-12p Blood Drive. Rec Center 1400 Lake Dr.   Donors must be 16 years of age or older, weigh at least 125 pounds and be in general good health. Contact Lane Blood Center at 541-484-9111 to schedule an appointment. Please bring photo ID. For more information visit

 MONDAY, October 15, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Film Showing: Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness. Emerald Park, Lake Drive.
MONDAY, October 15, 7:00 p.m. River Road Community Organization,
TUESDAY, October 16, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Neighborhood Planning Community Advisory Committee. North Eugene High School Library

FRIDAY, Oct. 26 | 6-8p | HOWL-O-WEEN Haunt  Rec Center 1400 Lake Dr.  $5 Game & Activity Bracelets

Need a safe alternative to trick or treating? The Park is the safe place for you! Come join us for our spook-tacular night of frightful events. We’ll have everything from a costume contest to various spooky games, to creepy cuisine! Kids and parents are invited to come howl with us in your craziest costumes for a thrilling night of fun! 

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

RRCO - Social Media coordinator needed.  Contact

Neighborhood schools:
You can come read to kids, mentor middle schoolers, help high schools students apply for college, and pitch in for special events. Eileen Nittler 4-J Board Member 

 River Road - Santa Clara Volunteer Library – Fundraisers, staff, donate books
Vickie Cain 541-554-6854

Crime Prevention – Neighborhood Crime Watch. Contact: Margaret Mazzotta (541) 682-5761 or Carrie Carver 541-682-4179

River Road - Santa Clara Neighborhood  Plan– Help provide the neighborhood perspective for area planning and development. What do you want our community to be like in 10 years? Eric 541-682-5485.

River Road- Santa Clara Homeless Advocacy Group.  Please e-mail Betty Grant, coordinator at:

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