Activist Alert 6-6-2013

• The Metropolitan Policy Committee meets and holds a public hearing on “Surface Transportation Program — Urban Funding Recommendation” from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Thursday, June 7, at the Eugene Public Library. Contact is Paul Thompson, 682-4405.

• Springfield’s first Conestoga hut for the homeless will be assembled at 9 am Friday, June 7, at First Baptist Church, 1175 G St. Hut designer Erik de Buhr will be on site. More information can be found at

Affordable housing is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, June 7, at the Hilton Ballroom. Speakers include Richard A. Hermann, Larry Abel and Terry McDonald. $5 for non-members. See

TransPonder is a monthly gathering for trans-identified and questioning folks. “It is a place where we can socialize, share resources, and provide support surrounding the achievements and challenges we encounter from living the shared experience of transitioning genders,” say organizers. TransPonder meetings and potlucks happen from 3 to 6 pm on the second Saturday of every month at The Point Studio, 4325 Daisy St., Springfield. The next will be June 8. RSVP to or call 914-1559.

• The California film One Care on single payer health insurance will be shown at 6:15 pm Monday, June 10, at Cozmic, 8th and Charnelton. The free event begins with singing with Debbie McGee and Patti Hine and their musical friends. Lou Sinniger, chair of the Eugene chapter of Health Care for All Oregon, will provide updates on two bills in the Oregon Legislature. Call Ruth Duemler, 484-6145.

• A community forum on the South Willamette Street Improvement Plan, titled “Rank & Refine the Alternatives,” will be from 4 to 5:45 pm and 7 to 8:45 pm Tuesday, June 11, at the South Eugene High School cafeteria (at the back of the school). Organizers are asking people to pick a time and RSVP to or call 682-8472. The later meeting is expected to be more crowded. More information and an online survey that will be available June 12-18 can be found at

• Lane County and the BLM are hosting a second open house on the Row River Trail Corridor Plan and are seeking community input before finalizing recommendations for safety improvements. Two cyclists have died at intersections of the trail with roads. An open house will be from 3 to 7 pm Wednesday, June 12, at the Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. in Cottage Grove. Interested community members are encouraged to attend. See

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